The Outsider: The Complete First Season – Now out on Blu-ray & DVD @WBHomeEnt
I am a huge Stephen King fan so of course I’ve seen The Outsider on HBO. That’s why when I heard that The Outsider: The Complete First Season is now out on Blu-ray & DVD I had to share it with you. Keep reading to see what my thoughts on the show are.
The Outsider: The Complete First Season – Now out on Blu-ray & DVD
I have to tell you that when I read Stephen King’s The Outsiders I was a tad bit disappointed. I thought the villain in the book just wasn’t scary enough. That being said when I heard that HBO had a show based on the novel I had to take look at it.
I was definitely intrigued, to say the least, and after the first 3 episodes, I was hooked! While the show keeps the basic storyline, they have made it different (for the better) in atmosphere and tone. This show takes the novel and makes it in my opinion a heck of a lot better! Don’t get me wrong Stephen King is still one of my favorite authors.
Both the show and the book begin with the discovery of the body of an 11-year-old boy, horrifically murdered, and move directly to the arrest of a solid local citizen, while he’s coaching a youth baseball game. Now I won’t tell you much because I don’t want to ruin it for you. What I will tell you is that as quickly as it came together, the case begins to fall apart. You’ll just have to watch the show to see what happens. It’s easy for you to get all caught up since The Outsider: The Complete First Season is now out on Blu-ray & DVD!
HBO’s Smash Hit Based on the Best-Selling Novel by the Award-Winning Author, Stephen King
THE OUTSIDER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Unravel the Mystery available now on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and digital
Believe the unbelievable! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the murder crime mystery series The Outsider: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on July 28, 2020, and is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($329.98 in Canada) for the DVD and $29.98 SRP ($39.98 in Canada) for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy (US Only). The Outsider: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers.
In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content including the all-new featurette “EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER.” In this never-before-seen featurette, you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of The Outsider with compelling insights from the creators and cast.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father. While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
“The Outsider is not just for Stephen King fans, as there is something for everyone in this captivating series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “HBO’s most-watched new series in the last three years has mesmerized audiences through its incredibly talented actors, thrilling plot twists, and true to life themes of grief and trauma, which will keep you glued to the screen until its electrifying climax.”
The incredible cast of The Outsider includes Emmy®- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy®-nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar® nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitland.
The Outsider is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). The series is written for television by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of), who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane (episodes 105-110). The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment in association, and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
● EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER – All-New Featurette
● Invitation to Set
● Stephen King and The Outsider
● Jason Bateman and The Outsider
● Adapting The Outsider
● Analyzing Holly Gibney
● The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10
10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. Fish in a Barrel
3. Dark Uncle
4. Que Viene el Coco
6. The One About The Yiddish Vampire
7. In the Pines, In the Pines
9. Tigers and Bears
The Outsider is now available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
Street Date: July 28, 2020
Order Due Date: June 23, 2020
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 600 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 40 min
Audio – English (5.1), French
Subtitles – English, French
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English, French
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