Yesterday on Group Sharing, I posted a YouTube titled “George Ardisson dies like a Viking” taken from the film, Last of the Vikings. Unfortunately, this very erotic scene (visit yesterday’s post) is a fraction of the original extended torture scenes, much of which were censored and cut from later releases of the film.
A few years ago on CM, the very fine writer and film expert, Karel, wrote an excellent review of the film in which he describes the missing scenes. It makes for very HOT reading, I include it here.
Hopefully, at some point the original film will be made available uncensored!
Last of the Vikings
thanks for recalling this “L’ultimo dei Vichinghi” aka “The last of the Vikings” (1960) a movie starring Cameron Mitchell and (most importantly) the hunky, blond and muscular, Giorgio Ardisson who, at the end of the movie, undergoes a very cruel torture scene (BTW, nailed and not tied on an X cross).
I have already mentioned and briefly talked of this scene more than once, starting from my first posting in the Karel’s Column (where I mentioned it as one of “my preferred” torture scenes in movies) to other messages of mines in Movie Mayhem. E.g. please have a look to some of my replies to Achilles, Darklord and Herc03 posted at the beginning of June 2004.
This can underline how valuable in the story of S&M Cinema I believe this torture scene is.
Without repeating what is already said there (see there e.g. some information about the plot), let me give some additional information about Giorgio Ardisson and this “The last of the Vikings” movie. Continue reading