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'Vikings' Battle Mashup: Brutal, Bloody, Bursting With Muscles [Video]

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Who's ready for battle? (Note: You don't even have to get off your couch!) This bloody montage from Season 1 of "Vikings," soon to be available on DVD and Blu-ray, will transport you to a time when men fought with swords, spears, and axes.

[Related: See the poster art for History Channel's 'Vikings']

Season 1 of the scripted series — created by Michael Hirst ("The Tudors," "Camelot") — explores the world of Viking warriors, particularly Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a driven man who is determined to expand his horizons by setting sail in hopes of discovering new worlds. But ambition is definitely not enough, as he faces hardships and setbacks at every turn — particularly from his controlling chieftain Earl Haraldson, (Gabriel Byrne).

In anticipation of Season 1's release, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has some interactive features online. In its "Tournament of Bloodiest Battles," you can create your own bracket and vote on which "Vikings" battles were the best. Will "Ragnar's Rage" beat the "Beach Battle"? You be the judge.

[Video: 'Vikings': Earl Haraldson Claims Ragnar's Treasures From English Raid]

Are you into costumes? We've got you covered. Check out the "Vikings" cosplay site for more. 

"Vikings: The Complete First Season" is available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15. Season 2 is slated to premiere in 2014 on History.
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