Outcasts - Series 1

Outcasts
Outcasts US release

Release date [UK] April 4, 2011

Release date [US] August 16, 2011

Release date [NL] Not released

 

Outcasts, a British series with a lot of potential, pity it's cancelled after only one series. This series has been shot in Africa and it really looks astonishing. If you don't like the series itself, the surroundings and the landscape itself is worth it to watch it at least once. Humankind destroyed the Earth and there is only one option and that is to leave our planet in search for another. They find a planet they call Carpathia. Can humankind really avoid making the mistakes of Earth and build a better world on Carpathia?

 

There are some interesting characters which immediately pop-up. My absolute favourite  is Julius Berger, played by Eric Mabius. He is the devil in disquise. From the first moment we meet him you know he's planning something, love it. The other one which interested me right away was Fleur Morgan, played Amy Manson. A woman who believes what she stands for, honest, hates dishonesty and discovers she is surrounded with that (dishonesty).

 

Be warned, although I personally find it a really enjoyable series, the series was indeed cancelled with a cliff-hanger, so you will be left hangin', there won't be a satisfying ending unfortunately.

 

Picture Quality is very good, Blu-Ray enhances the landscape even more but on the special features front, this could be and should be a lot more, only two features. Caution when you watch the special features, on disc one, a special feature called "Reach out to the Stars" is full of spoilers so If you want to be surprised watch this feature when you're done with the series! As wel as the UK and the US release both have English subtitles [SDH].

 

Extra information regarding the Blu Ray release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Two-disc set (2 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080i
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • English: English DTS HD-MA 2.0
  • Subtitles : English SDH
  • Packaging : Standard Amaray Blu Ray Case
  • Region Code : UK is B & A, US is A other regions not tested

 

Special Features:

 

  • Outcasts - Reach Out To The Stars
  • Forthaven - Set Tour

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