Time travel? World War II? HUNKY SCOTTISH WARRIORS? If your answer was ‘yes’ to any of those, the television series Outlander is probably worth a watch.
The epic sci-fi adventure explores the relationships of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a World War II nurse, who inexplicably travels back in time to 18th Century Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous Scottish warrior. How’s that for a niche? The series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s #1 New York Times best-seller of the same name, which The Flickering Myth Movie Show will have a few copies of to give away this Sunday (stay tuned…)
For now, though, you’ll have to make do with these two exclusive clips from the series’ Season One Blu-ray and DVD release, which is out now.
Here’s some more information on the home entertainment release…
The epic adventure OUTLANDER: SEASON ONE arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A specially curated Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD will also be available for OUTLANDER fans to own early on September 28. In addition to extensive special features, the Deluxe Collector’s Edition boasts exclusive packaging with a gold foiled slip case, five collectible art cards and a 64-page book with photographs, excerpts from the script and an introduction from author Diana Gabaldon.
OUTLANDER: SEASON ONE contains all 16 episodes and is loaded with special features including Outlander Podcasts on every episode and featurettes such as “Weaving Authentic: Making the Fabrics of Outlander,” which provides insight into the significance and production of the fabrics used in the series.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray and the Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD will be an extensive amount of additional bonus material including 33 deleted scenes. Outlander fans can also get the ultimate behind-the-scenes look into the show with all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes. In “Diana Gabaldon Tours Outlander” the author is able to see her words come to life as she tours the set for the first time. The “Outlander Cast & Crew Table Read” shows everyone coming together for table reads on two episodes entitled “The Way Out” and “The Gathering.” “A Triangle in Time” features Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies as they discuss the passionate yet complicated love triangle between Jamie, Claire and Frank.
Finally, the Blu-ray and Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will also contain a unique extended cut of “The Reckoning,” almost 12 minutes longer than the final aired version. Utilising unfinished deleted footage, Ronald D. Moore gives Outlander fans a look at an episode presented with both a longer script version of the show vs. the final edited cut after being trimmed for broadcast.
OUTLANDER also stars Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones”), Duncan Lacroix (“Vikings”), Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Graham McTavish (The Hobbit trilogy), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), and Lotte Verbeek (“The Borgias”). The series was developed by executive producer and Peabody Award winner Ronald D. Moore (2005, “Battlestar Galactica”), best known for his contributions to the Star Trek franchise. Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse, who, in 1946, is mysteriously swept back in time to the Scotland of 1743, and immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that splits Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
The Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD include:
-Exclusive packaging with gold foiled slip case
-5 collectible art cards
-A 64-page book with photographs, excerpts from the script and an introduction from Diana Gabaldon
-All the special features noted below
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
-Outlander Podcasts on every episode
-Weaving Authentic: Making the Fabrics of Outlander
-The Dresses and Kilts of Outlander
-An Epic Adaptation
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features (Also available on the Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD):
33 Deleted Scenes
-Diana Gabaldon Tours Outlander – Author Diana Gabaldon witnesses her words coming to life as she tours the sets of Outlander for the first time.
-Walk Through the Sets and Stages with Ronald D. Moore
-Emerging a Scot: Cast Goes to Boot Camp
-On Location: Castle Leoch The Magic of Scotland
-Outlander Cast & Crew Table Read – Join the cast and crew as they come together for table reads on episodes “The Way Out” & “The Gathering.
-A Triangle in Time – Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies discuss the passionate yet complicated love triangle between Jamie, Claire and Frank.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray & Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray:
The Reckoning Extended Episode with Introduction by Ronald D. Moore