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Release Date: January 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 19th, 2009

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
When a spacecraft crashes in Norway during the Iron Age, two figures emerge from the wreckage: Kainan (James Caviezel), an alien soldier, and the Moorwen, his mortal enemy. The latter immediately starts cutting a path of destruction through the Norse lands, while Kainan sees a chance to meld his advanced technology with ancient Viking weaponry to destroy the Moorwen before it destroys Earth.

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Ron Perlman, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, John Hurt, Ted Ludzik, Aidan Devine, Patrick Stevenson

Director: Howard McCain

Genres: Adventure, Action, Science fiction

Production Co: Virtual Films, Rising Star, Ascendent Pictures, Weinstein Company

Distributors: Third Rail

Keywords: Survival, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's entertaining nonsense with major league special effects, larger-than-life characters and inventive monsters that draw on the "Aliens" and "Predator" models, being terrifying but also vaguely sympathetic. show more

  • An enjoyably goofy hybrid of extraterrestrial sci-fi and Iron Age action, Outlander boasts a super-serious Jim Caviezel in the title role show more

  • Outlander is interesting as a collision of genres: the monster movie meets the Viking saga. You have to give it credit for carrying that premise to its ultimate (if not logical) conclusion. show more

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