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DVD Review: Outlander: Season One, Volume One | Cinematically Enigmatic

CE: What would you get if you crossed Braveheart with Quantum Leap, then added a dash of Danielle Steele for good measure? The answer might look at lot like Outlander, the Starz original series from Ronald D. Moore, the creative mind behind the revamped Battlestar Galactica. Based on the series of books by author Diana Gambaldon, Outlander taps into the same general vibe as HBO's perennially popular Game of Thrones, albeit with a slight twist — its heroine, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), is an Englishwoman from 1945 who's transported backwards in time to 1743 Scotland, where she's regarded as an Outlander. Whether you're a history buff, can't get enough steamy romance, or prefer your TV shows with a touch of sci-fi and fantasy, Outlander has something for everyone. The show returns to Starz (or Showcase, for Canadian viewers) in April 2015, to finish off the rest of its debut season; but if you're looking to catch up on the first eight episodes of season one, look no further than this DVD set. A/V quality won't disappoint, and while the extras are a bit on the light side, TV lovers will find this well worth their time.

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