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I only remember one thing very clearly about the movie so I think it's going to be very hard to find.

The movie was taking place a long time ago: maybe featuring vikings or romans (I know that is not precise at all).

What I remember clearly is this: there were people that had been captured by a clan or a tribe and they were being killed by a very special method: the man was pushed in a gigantic tobogan and gaining a lot speed (the tobogan was very steep and very long) and, at the end of the tobogan, there was a huge blade that was cutting the man in two.

It was cutting them in two from the head to the groin, leaving two symmetrical part of the body.

I'm pretty sure there were a lot of spectators enjoying the "show" of the ennemies being cut in two parts.

I'd say the movie is at least 30 years old.

I saw this as a kid and this movie, that part of the movie, totally freaked me out...

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That is pretty gruesome, what country was this shown in? Was it a cinematic release film? –  Workin' class hero Sep 26 '12 at 17:44

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Are you referring to The Long Ships?

This has a method of execution/torture that is called 'The Mare of Steel' that people slide down and are cut in two.

It is demonstrated in the movie by the owner directing one of his troops to 'ride' it to his death.

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from the look of it I think this is it... My memory was failing me but I just Googled what you suggested and it looks this is the movie! Now I just have to find it ; ) –  Cedric Martin Sep 27 '12 at 15:46

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