BLU-RAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY — “Downton Abbey”
You can bring the homecoming to your home this holiday season as Downton Abbey is now available on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital, and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An exquisite revisit to a charming place in time, the major motion picture makes the perfect holiday gift for fans of the beloved series.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
The film, written by series creator Julian Fellowes, reunites all of the main characters in a spectacular story set in the 1920s which sees the Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit to Downton Abbey from King George V and Queen Mary.
The King and Queen of England’s visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. This grand cinematic experience of the worldwide phenomenon will have you cheering for your favorite characters all over again. To whet your appetite, here is the first 10 minutes of the film.
The series and film’s sprawling cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton.
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast Conversations – Exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast.
- Upstairs Cast
- Downstairs Cast
- The Royal Visit – A look at how the royal visit proved to be an ambitious event both on and behind the camera.
- True to the Twenties – Fans of DOWNTON ABBEY are charmed by the sheer grandeur of the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Learn how DOWNTON ABBEY maintains a reputation of being true to the time period.
- Welcome to Downton Abbey – A behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of Highclere Castle and how it serves as a cornerstone in the Downton Abbey franchise.
- The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes – Writer Julian Fellowes has created a story and beloved characters that resonate with people across the world. This piece celebrates Julian’s brilliant creativity and reveals his approach to bringing Downton Abbey to the big screen.
- Downton Abbey Series Recap* – Whether you’re new or just need a refresher, this series recap will catch you up on the story so far.
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Engler
The motion picture will also be available in a Deluxe Limited Edition, featuring the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with a collectible photo book and recipe cards. Available only while supplies last, this special offering is the must-own gift for any Downton Abbey fan or to add to your own collection.
With a running time of 122 minutes, Downton Abbey is rated PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language.
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