Ok, numerous blogs have picked up on the rumor and are claiming that ‘Outlander‘ will go straight to DVD on November 18, 2008. Now there has been no official press release confirming this – something which usually any official DVD release gets – and the only ground for it is that apparently both Movies Unlimited and Amazon have the DVD up for pre-order. Those dates are extremely unreliable however and are subject to change. Just think about how the ‘Moonlight‘ DVD was at one time up for pre-order in September and now we’ll have to wait till somewhen in 2009. Even the (possible) starter of the rumour Dread Central admitted to that, saying: “although several months back they [Movies Unlimited] had DVD release listing for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane that didn’t pan out.”
According to the official Outlander blog The Weinstein Company is contractually obligated for at least a limited release. So stay tuned for more information!
[edit:] check the comments section for further info! Official word from The Weinstein Company (US distributors) is that there is NO OFFICIAL DVD date yet for the movie. That was just an error on the parts of the two e-commerce sites that listed it. Thanks for the heads up echorock!
In other news Launching Films lists February 20, 2009 as a theatrical release date for ‘Outlander‘ in the UK.