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Odd to see a Movie pre-order on the TV side, but at least it looks like this sucker will be out in time for the holidays if the pre-order's up already.

I actually didn't know what this was.

I am not a fan of the series. I do know it's a TV show and now a movie.

However, the movie preorder is posted in the Blu-ray area -- but not sure what this release is.
 

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I actually didn't know what this was.

I am not a fan of the series. I do know it's a TV show and now a movie.

However, the movie preorder is posted in the Blu-ray area -- but not sure what this release is.
This is also the movie. The description on the page is the film plot. It is just a limited edition version of the movie.
 

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It's a gift set (box o'junk?) for the movie, but the amazon link doesn't list any details. Maybe they should do a limited edition gift set of the actual series, that includes the unedited versions of the episodes that weren't on blu in the U.S.
 

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It's a gift set (box o'junk?) for the movie, but the amazon link doesn't list any details. Maybe they should do a limited edition gift set of the actual series, that includes the unedited versions of the episodes that weren't on blu in the U.S.

IIRC, the disc versions are the official UK versions.

AFAIK, Whatever you're talking about as unedited (the PBS versions, I presume?) are more like the Friends Extended versions on DVD than "unedited".

Except for season 1, when PBS hacked footage out for some reason, which is why the "official UK version" thing began.
 

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I went to an advanced screening of this last week and, although I found it a bit predictable and revolved too much around the visit from the king and queen, enjoyed it a lot. But then again I adored the show and have missed it since it went off the air in 2015.

I saw it yesterday, and enjoyed it immensely.
 

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Charming, old-school film-making, when plot mattered more than special effects. Predictably - a bit. But then again, you weren't going to see Downton Abbey to have a killer clown jump out and hack everyone to pieces in the third act. Great to see most - if not all - of the cast come back.

Loved the series. Thought the movie was wonderful, but strangely a bit lacking. I certainly wish this would lead to a continuation of the franchise on PBS. Doubtful prospect, I know. But wouldn't it be wonderful if this became the new Coronation Street of British television?

PS - bring O'Brien back. Every series needs its evil-doer.
 

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Charming, old-school film-making, when plot mattered more than special effects. Predictably - a bit. But then again, you weren't going to see Downton Abbey to have a killer clown jump out and hack everyone to pieces in the third act. Great to see most - if not all - of the cast come back.

Loved the series. Thought the movie was wonderful, but strangely a bit lacking. I certainly wish this would lead to a continuation of the franchise on PBS. Doubtful prospect, I know. But wouldn't it be wonderful if this became the new Coronation Street of British television?

PS - bring O'Brien back. Every series needs its evil-doer.

So many tendrils to connect in a limited time period.
 

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Loved the series. Thought the movie was wonderful, but strangely a bit lacking. I certainly wish this would lead to a continuation of the franchise on PBS. Doubtful prospect, I know. But wouldn't it be wonderful if this became the new Coronation Street of British television?

The developments regarding Tom in particular seemed to leave many loose threads. I bet they're thinking of reviving the series.
 

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The developments regarding Tom in particular seemed to leave many loose threads. I bet they're thinking of reviving the series.
I heard over the wireless that it took in over $30 Million USD in the US, the biggest opening for a "Focus" Feature ...
 
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I heard over the wireless that it took in over $30 Million USD in the US, the biggest opening for and "Focus" Feature ...

The wireless?

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Yes, and over $61.8 million worldwide in the first week.
It actually beat um more of the same ...
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

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It beat the top tow newcomers and was in less theatres ... all of this might be confusing to the Dowager Countess:

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If the box office continues, perhaps the money people will be looking to put out more quality well-though out dramas.(Or at least publicizing the current ones better) Especially since I understand Downton's budget was considerably under that of Rambo X ... :cool:
 
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It actually beat um more of the same ...
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

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It beat the top tow newcomers and was in less theatres ... all of this might be confusing to the Dowager Countess:

weekend.jpg
...

If the box office continues, perhaps the money people will be looking to put out more quality well-though out dramas.(Or at least publicizing the current ones better) Especially since I understand Downton's budget was considerably under that of Rambo X ... :cool:

If the Beeb could get someone to co-fund it (if that's even possible), I could see a Call The Midwife movie.
 

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If the Beeb could get someone to co-fund it (if that's even possible), I could see a Call The Midwife movie.
I know little about British TV production, other than that Downton is made for/by Carnival ...;) ... I believe there have been some films that were co-financed by the BBC as well ...