Thursday, January 22, 2015

STARZ to show 1st scene of EP109 on Saturday

STARZ will be showing the first scene of Episode 109 on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 9pm!

Here's Sam and Caitriona inviting us all to watch.



I'm really ambivalent about this, personally.  I might watch with the sound off, as I've done for several of the recent trailers, but I really would much rather experience the whole episode all at once in April. But that's just my own personal preference.  What about the rest of you?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

OUTLANDER Season 1 Vol. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray!



It's official!! The DVD and Blu-ray versions of OUTLANDER Season 1, Volume 1 (covering the first 8 episodes) will be released in the US on March 3, 2015!!

The pre-order links on Amazon are here:

DVD

Blu-Ray

Look here for a detailed description of the additional features available with each edition. I don't know about the rest of you, but I love watching the extra features on DVDs of movies and TV shows in general, and I really can't wait to see the "goodies" they've included with OUTLANDER!



NOTE IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE US:  The links above are for the US version only.  The DVD is available for pre-order in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, and Germany, but check with DVD sellers in your country to confirm availability.

Finally, Diana Gabaldon mentioned on her Facebook page today that Sony will be releasing a "Digital HD" version of OUTLANDER on February 9, 2015.  She says,
I think they mean by "Digital HD", that it will be available from iTunes, etc. on Feb. 9th.
So that may be an option for some of you. I have no more details at this time.

For more information about the OUTLANDER TV series, see my FAQ page here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Update on the TV series

Here's a brief update on the OUTLANDER TV series.



1) OUTLANDER Soundtrack, Volume 1, featuring music by composer Bear McCreary, will be released on February 10, 2015.

Tracks include:
  1. People Disappear All The Time
  2. Outlander The Skye Boat Song (feat. Raya Yarbrough) [Castle Leoch version]
  3. Dance Of The Druids (feat. Raya Yarbrough)
  4. Fallen Through Time
  5. Castle Leoch
  6. Comin' Thro The Rye
  7. The Woman Of Balnain (feat. Gillebrìde MacMillan)
  8. Mrs. Fitz
  9. The Losing Side Of History
  10. Clean Pease Strae
  11. The Marriage Contract
  12. The Wedding
  13. The Veil Of Time
You can pre-order from Amazon here. I'm assuming that it will also be available for download on iTunes, but I have no information on that yet. The press release is here if you're interested.



2. Good news for Canadian fans! Showcase announced last week that the OUTLANDER TV series will return on Sunday, April 5th, just one day after the show resumes in the US. Click on the video above to watch a brief trailer from Showcase.



3) It is looking very likely that the DVD of OUTLANDER Season 1, Volume 1 (covering the first 8 episodes) will be released in the US in early March.  It's available for pre-order in various places (including Canada and Australia).

*** UPDATE 1/20/2015: The DVD and Blu-ray will be released in the US on March 3, 2015! Please see this announcement about the DVD release for more details. ***

Finally, to those of you in the UK:  We still have no news about when OUTLANDER might be available in the UK or which network will show it.  I can only repeat what I've said before: the moment we hear anything, I'll post an announcement here.  Please try to be patient a while longer.

For more information about the OUTLANDER TV series, see my FAQ page here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Updated version of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION coming March 31!



Diana Gabaldon announced today that an updated version of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION will be published on March 31, 2015 in the US.

What's new in this edition of the book?
I removed a few chunks of obsolete material and replaced them with new material, including a couple of essays and a section on "Book to Film: How we Got from There to Here" (including hitherto-unreleased photos from the Starz TV show, and "A Brief Account of My Career as a TV Actor").
Please note, this is NOT the long-promised OUTLANDISH COMPANION Volume II!  The book that's coming out March 31 is an updated edition of the original OUTLANDISH COMPANION, first published in 1999, covering the first four books in the OUTLANDER series.

As Diana explains,
There will be a SECOND OUTLANDISH COMPANION, which covers the series from THE FIERY CROSS through WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, plus material on the Lord John novels, THE EXILE, and the assorted novellas. With luck, this might be out in the fall of this year.
The updated OC is available for pre-order in print and e-book editions:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

I don't have any information yet about international availability of this book, but I'm sure you will be able to order signed copies through the Poisoned Pen bookstore. The Poisoned Pen is Diana Gabaldon's local independent bookstore in Arizona, and they ship all over the world.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Episode titles for the 2nd half of Season 1

Episode titles for the second half of OUTLANDER Season 1 are listed on the STARZ website here.  Thanks to @OutlanderAddict on Twitter for the heads-up!



EP109: "The Reckoning" (to be shown April 4, 2015, in the US)
EP110: "By the Pricking of My Thumbs"
EP111: "The Devil's Mark"
EP112: "Lallybroch"
EP113: "The Watch"
EP114: "The Search"
EP115: "Wentworth Prison"
EP116: "To Ransom a Man's Soul"

If you've read OUTLANDER or CROSS STITCH, it seems clear they're following the structure of the book pretty closely. I can't wait!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday, Diana Gabaldon!!



Wishing a very happy birthday to Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER series, who turns 63 years old today!

Thank you so much for creating this AMAZING story!!

To celebrate Diana's birthday, we're going to try to send the hashtag #HappyBdayDG around the world on Twitter.  Please tag your tweets with #HappyBdayDG TODAY, January 11, from 7pm - 9pm in your local time zone. Let's see if we can get it trending!  (And feel free to use the hashtag for ALL your tweets today, if you want to.  This is just for fun, after all.)

Friday, January 9, 2015

New trailer for 2nd half of Season 1!



STARZ has released a new trailer for the second half of OUTLANDER Season 1, and it's terrific!  Longer than I expected (about 2 minutes), with lots to absorb.



You can also see the trailer on the STARZ website here.

(Note for those of you outside the US: try this version instead.)