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Monday, May 27, 2013

Update on Roger Corman's Terrific Cult Movie "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent"

"Viking Women and the Sea Serpent" (1957): Garden of the Gods

I ran this screen shot a while back in a blog post I did about Roger Corman's 1957 movie "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent." You can see the original post by clicking here.

The same location as it appears today

On a recent visit to the Iverson Movie Ranch, I spotted the site of the "Viking Women" shot in Garden of the Gods. The above photo shows what the place looks like today.

The two photos are not taken from exactly the same angle, but the main rock features can still be easily identified.

The tree noted here wasn't in place yet when the movie was filmed.

This screen shot from "Viking Women" adds a little context to the shot at the top, including offering a wider view of the angular rock on which many of the Vikings are sitting and standing.

Viking whipping sequence in the Garden of the Gods

In another screen shot from the same sequence, one of the Vikings' captors whips a Viking prisoner. The whipping takes place in front of the same rock the Vikings are sitting and standing on in the shots above.

The rock's prominent vertical crack is noted here. The rock also has a smaller, more or less horizontal crack, visible near the top right corner of the frame. If you scroll back to the second photo in this post, above, you can see these same two cracks near the lower left corner of the frame. The cracks also appear again in the photo below.

The Viking whipping rock today

The prominent vertical crack and the smaller, more or less horizontal crack, help to identify the location in its contemporary setting. This same rock appears in all of the photos in this post.

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