Sunday, December 8, 2019

DOWNTON ABBEY Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD on 12/17/19 - It is Already Available on Digital as of Nov. 26th (Review) #BringDowntonHome

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine 


Christmas if fast approaching.  Are you almost done with your holiday shopping?  Did you remember to get yourself a little something, too?  If you are still looking for the perfect gift for some of the people on your holiday shopping list who love the global sensation, DOWNTON ABBEY, then you will have to pick up the Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Code when it arrives in stores on December 17th.  Right now it is currently available to purchase as a digital movie as of November 26th.

I know a few people on my holiday shopping list who will be going crazy this Christmas when they unwrap the DOWNTON ABBEY: The Motion Picture on Blu-ray/DVD, as they have been talking about it for months, about how they want to get and watch this movie.  My mom, especially, has been vocal in talking about this movie, and wanting to get it to add it to her growing DOWNTON ABBEY DVD collection she has going form the PBS series, that got most of the world hooked on the Emmy award-winning series.

Here is more about the upcoming motion picture release, which is based on the television series:

More about this soon to be released, Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture, to Blu-ray and DVD:

DOWNTON ABBEY, the global sensation hailed as “a grand, cinematic experience” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) welcomes fans back for a spectacular homecoming on Digital November 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Earning an “A” CinemaScore, the film, which is celebrated by critics as “a true love letter to the fans” (Catalina Combs, Black Girl Nerds), arrives just in time for the holiday season with a broad variety of bonus features, including exclusive conversations with the cast, deleted scenes and a series recap that whisks audiences away to a world of grandeur.

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.

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

DOWNTON ABBEY will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
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I was recently sent an advanced copy of this movie on Blu-ray/DVD to watch.  I would watch this television series each week, and also have been waiting for the motion picture release.  I have to say that I really love this movie, probably more than the acclaimed series. Maybe it is because the movie plays in its entirety, without me having to wait each week to see what happens next. I don't know about you, but I hate when I get hooked on a series, and can't binge watch it to see what happens next.

In addition to the movie, which is described above, I really enjoyed the 30+ minutes of bonus content of this upcoming release, which includes deleted scenes, cast conversations, featurettes and a feature commentary with director, Michael Engler.  All the bonus content was really fascinating and fun to watch, especially the "Downton Abbey Series Recap.  

I don't want to give too much away about this motion picture, for those who haven't seen it, including my mom who is probably going to read this post. :-)  Instead, I just wanted to share about the upcoming release date of Dec. 17th, so that fans of Downton Abbey can pre-order this Blu-ray + DVD + Digital release for themselves, or to gift to that special Downton Abbey fan in their life this holiday season.




Directed by: Michael Engler
Screenplay by: Julian Fellowes
Produced by: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes
Executive Producers: Nigel Marchant, Brian Percival
Director of Photography: Ben Smithard, BSC
Production Designer: Donal Woods
Edited by: Mark Day
Costume Designer: Anna Robbins
Make-up and Hair Designer: Anne Nosh Oldham
Music by: John Lunn
Historical Advisor: Alastair Bruce
Co-Producer: Mark Hubbard
Casting Director: Jill Trevellick
Production Company: Carnival Films


Street Date: December 17, 2019
Selection Number: 62209648 (US) /62209649 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 2 minutes

Street Date: December 17, 2019
Selection Number: 62202700 (US) / 62209165 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 2 minutes

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Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine 

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