Downton Abbey is now on Blu-ray and DVD today, December 17, 2019.
Based on Carnival Films’ Emmy® award-winning television series, the feature DOWNTON ABBEY sees the original cast return, alongside a host of newcomers. The incredible ensemble cast been applauded by critics as “funny and charming as ever” (Caroline Siede, The A.V. Club). The film chronicles the Crawley family one year after the conclusion of the series, as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: an impending visit from the Royal Family. Join the glitz, glamour and spectacle as the special visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue on the fan-favorite family and its staff members. Lauded as “a delight” (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME), the film comes from the series screenwriter and producer Julian Fellowes, and producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.
As a long-time Downton Abbey fan, I was looking forward to seeing this film as soon as I heard about it. I wanted to visit with the Crawley family again as well as with the family of servants that I became to close to throughout the shows brief run. I have always wondered why such a great show had ended, and although I probably won’t ever know, I was super happy to get to see them at least one more time and let me tell you, they did not disappoint.
All of the Crawley family goodness is in this film. I heard mixed reviews that some people found it lacking in storylines but I thought it was just perfect. It was like watching a Downton Abbey special, so if you are a fan, you will be on board. The family and the servants give 100 percent and will leave you satisfied with leaving them once again.
The movie surrounds the visit from the King and Queen, so you can imagine there are lots of storylines happening around this momentous event, lots of whispering and meetings between everyone, and of course some drama. You will be transported right back to the original series and I for one was happy to be taken back in time once again. If anything, you will drool over the gorgeous period costumes and decor like you did in the original series.
If you are a diehard Downton fan I say be sure to see this, you will be happy seeing your old friends once again.
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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.
- 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
*Available only on Blu-ray™ and iTunes
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