Season 1, Volume 1

DVD - 2015
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Claire Randall is a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. She is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc., [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD OUTLANDER
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (459 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Outlander (Television program)


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Are you from House Tarth? Then Outlander, where a modern woman is transported back in time 200 years to Scotland, will appeal to you if you feel out of place but you also know your own strength.

Kathy loved the scenery and music of this historical time travel TV series based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. You'll be pulled into the love story of Claire, a WWII nurse, being transported to 1743 Scotland. A series not to be missed!

Season 1, Part 1 - Fall in love with Jamie and Claire!

ArapahoeKati Aug 08, 2016

A faithful adaption of the much-beloved series, especially because the author is a consultant on the show. Be warned though: there is a lot of sex and violence that may make some viewers uncomfortable.

A time travel story, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. Claire travels from 1945 to the 1700s in the Scottish Highlands.

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Oct 17, 2019

Current favorite series.
Binged the first two season on Netflix, the third on Blu-ray from the library, and on the (long) wait list for the fourth season.
The chemistry between certain characters is amazing. The cast great actors and the writers write a really engaging and surprising script. Hard to imagine that the books could be better (but that's what I've heard).
I would definitely like to add, sexy men in kilts is a bonus!
Caution/trigger warning:
This series does contain some very visually disturbing scenes due to battle/fights/rape, and very naked and intense sex scenes that are not typical to average viewing. There is also more language than I expected, but I don't really swear so it may be more noticeable to me.
I keep the remote control handy at all times so I can speedup certain scenes I don't feel the need to watch, and the volume lower (so my kids don't wake and hear it).

May 22, 2019

Great series; adapted by a Trek legend.

Feb 20, 2019

A great adaptation of the books. I feel like the best to have done this justice was a series and not films. So this is great.

May 05, 2018

The good: the engaging premise, some of the actors (Jamie, Dougall) are excellent, good humour, the scenery is lovely, and it's enchanting to see 18th-century Scotland brought to life

The bad: the rape scenes and violence are just too brutal. Are we supposed to find them entertaining or titillating? Rape as soft-porn? Is seems the author and directors think so. I fast-forwarded through them. If Season 2 is just as needlessly brutal, I'll stop watching. It's a shame because otherwise, it's a lovely series.

Nov 29, 2017

I have just finished the first volume and I honestly want to see more. Not only did it end on a cliff hanger but the show is really interesting. I will definitely say that the violence is extremely gruesome and the sexual content is graphic. The plot and story would be fine with leaving those choice scenes.

Sep 06, 2017

I've not read any of the books, so I can't speak to the complaints where they exist about the book-to-screen translations. In fact I like the series so much I've decided to hold off reading the books for a while--I think Caitriona Balfe is just fine as the spirited, lovely Claire and will admit to a mad crush on Sam Heughan's dashing, romantic Jamie Fraser. If Diana Gabaldon's books paint a different picture of both those individuals, I'd rather not be distracted while watching the continuing series.

I can sympathize with complaints here (and in other forums) about the violence--it is difficult to watch, at times shockingly so. That said, I think the creators of "Outlander" have to be given their due for deciding to be as realistic as possible about the rawness and brutalities of the era. For a long time we viewers of programming like this were handled with kid gloves as producers downplayed true violence to avoid the wrath of censors and (especially) to avoid scaring us off. But the culture has changed, in ways good and bad, and for better or worse, that has inevitably influenced literary and programming content.

Spoiler Alert: A lot of consternation has been expressed about the rape of Jamie Fraser. That finale episode was truly gut-wrenching, all the more so because we are not accustomed to seeing sexual violence against men in programming like this, and certainly not enacted so vividly and shown so plainly.
It's not just the grisly cruelty Jack Randall inflicts that appalls, but the mind games he resorts to in his determination to woo and dominate Jamie. And make no mistake, this is a seduction--of a very twisted sort--in Randall's mind, at least. He may even have rationalized to himself that the shocking physical pain he inflicts would in some way numb or desensitize Jamie to the sexual assault to follow. Randall is clearly infatuated with Jamie's virile Highland beauty; he caresses him, calling him a "magnificent creature," and almost pleads with him to respond.
The suggestion is that Randall would rather this be a mutually satisfying erotic experience shared between them instead of forcible rape. Does he really mean that or is this just another sadistic game he's playing? With him it's hard to be certain, but then again given the restrictive, hetero-sexist era and society in which both men live, it kind of makes sense. Being forced by law and custom to remain in the closet can turn men into monsters. We've seen examples of that in the modern era. I watched this episode wondering how many men in various circumstances around the world have endured this kind of abuse but never dared come forward because of the stigma, as well as the fear they wouldn't be believed. (Surely there are male survivors of sexual assault who totally identify with Jamie's suicidal torment even after his rescue.)
Very tough and groundbreaking stuff. But temper your outrage; remember this is adult programming, not meant for youngsters or the faint-of-heart.

Dec 09, 2016

Having read the books I knew what I was getting into when I started this series but my daughter and her friends, who did not, also loved it. It is beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted and quite faithful to the book. IMHO one of the best adaptations ever.

Dec 05, 2016

Sorry, but not my cup of tea. If they had remained in post WWII England, I would have been happy, but being stolen into the past - not so much. Four paws down for Kristi and Abby Tabby

Nov 28, 2016

One star for the history. I'm shocked and wonder where the sensors are, the violence, torture and prone actual shown are not necessary for a good show. There is a lot of potential for this show. I'll try to watch the second season. Guess I'm a dreamer from the past when movies and tv where often good. Yup some where corny but more often than not clean fun.

Nov 22, 2016

Fantastic little serie! I was amazed at how relaxing the serie started and while the action does pick up toward the end of this disc it was quite calming!

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