Downton Abbey: Limited Edition Gift Set (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

3 Stars

253258_front.

Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

Published by

Ronald Epstein

administrator

26 Comments

  1. The Obsolete Man

    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.

  2. Ronald Epstein

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ethan Riley

    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.

  6. Andrew Budgell

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Nick*Z

    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.

  9. Nick*Z

    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.

  10. JoeDoakes

    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 …

  11. Malcolm R

    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/

    View attachment 63380

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

    [​IMG]

    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 … 😎

  12. B-ROLL

    It actually beat um more of the same …
    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

    View attachment 63380

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

    [​IMG]

    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 … 😎

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

  13. The Obsolete Man

    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 …

  14. Andrew Budgell

    Best Buy is showing a release date of December 17, 2019. The perfect stocking stuffer!

    And the perfect Christmas special, as was the Downton tradition for the majority of its run.

    In fact, as is tradition for pretty much every major British show.

  15. The Obsolete Man

    And the perfect Christmas special, as was the Downton tradition for the majority of its run.

    In fact, as is tradition for pretty much every major British show.

    Yes, the Brits have a thing for the Christmas special on telly. :emoji_santa:

  16. Huge DTA fan, watched every episode and have them all on BD. We saw the movie last week and it did a great job of tying up loose ends from the TV series. I am not a TV series fan, but this one my wife got me hooked on.

  17. I thought the movie was perfect and better than any other TV series turned into a movie. The audience response was great too- clapping at the end.
    And the star of course is Highclere Castle and is was photographed beautifully.

  18. Saw it again with a friend who hadn’t seen it last night . Someone popped some kind of bubbly when the lead in music started! and the audience wa scrapping art every scene- on a Tuesday night. It was even better the second time- great fun!

Leave a Reply