Monday, July 27, 2020

The Outsider: The Complete First Season - Out on Blu-ray & DVD TOMORROW (Review)

HBO’s Smash Hit Based on the Best-Selling Novel by the Award-Winning Author, Stephen King



Unravel the Mystery on Blu-rayTM and DVD July 28, 2020

Available Now on Digital

With all the free time on our hands, most folks are finding themselves flying through and binge watching movies and shows in record time, leaving them looking for something new to watch. This was the case with me recently, when I finally caught up with months of recorded shows and movies that were filling up my DVR. I asked friends and family what they were watching or series they liked that I could check out, and I had so many people recommend The Outsiders.  I had never seen or heard of this mysteries series, which was a surprise me to me as I love crime and mystery series.  After checking out a trailer and clips from the show, I looked to see if they had the complete first season on DVD or Blu-ray to pick up so that I could watch.  Before I could pre-order the DVD, I was asked by the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to review this complete first season release. I jumped at the opportunity as I knew I planned to binge the series when I got my hands on the first season.  

The other day I received an advance copy of The Outsider: The Complete First Season, and sat down at night with my husband to watch some of the episodes.  After the first few minutes of the first episode my husband and I were hooked and couldn't stop watching.  We ended up watching all 10 episodes that make up the first season in three days, and then spent this past weekend checking out all the bonus content. I really liked the featurette that was all abut the real world origins and supernatural abilities of the being in The Outsider.

I am so glad I waited until the complete first season was available, as this is one series you can't wait to watch an episode once a week, and will want to binge episodes to see what happens next.  Don't worry, I will not spoil what happens in the first season in case you haven't seen it yet. What I will say, though, is that this is an amazing murder crime mystery series, and has a stellar cast that leave you sitting on the edge of your seat from start to finish.  I can't wait to watch season 2 and see what else happens in this must see series, which will have you talking all about it with friends and family who watch the series, too.  If you are looking for something new to watch, then I highly recommend you check out The Outsider: The Complete First Season, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow.

More about this new release:

"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 Aggregrate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment in association and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television."



  • 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


  1. Fish in a Barrel

  2. Roanoke

  3. Dark Uncle

  4. Que Viene el Coco

  5. Tear-Drinker

  6. The One About The Yiddish Vampire

  7. In the Pines, In the Pines

  8. Foxhead

  9. Tigers and Bears

  10.  Must/Can't


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 16x9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 600 min

Enhanced Content: Approx. 40 min


Price: $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada)

3 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1), French

Subtitles – English, French


Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.98 in Canada)

3 BD-50s

Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English

BD Subtitles – English, French

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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