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Downton Abbey - Series 1-4 [DVD] [2013]

Maggie Smith , Michelle Dockery    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle, Dan Stevens
  • Writers: Julian Fellowes
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 15
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 30 hours
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AQVMZXS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Contains all episdoes of the first four series of the ITV costume drama, following the lives and loves of those above and below stairs in an English stately home. This collection also includes the Christmas Day episodes from 2011 & 2012.

BONUS FEATURES:

1) The Making Of - A full and detailed Behind the Scenes of Series 4 including a look at changes in fashion and how the house is moving forward, with new cast members and exciting storylines.

2) Downton Diaries -  The cast bring fans even closer to the world of Downton, with this exclusive look into a typical day on the set of Downton, from the arrival on location, hair & make up, to costumes and working with the cast.

3) Meet the new cast - An exciting look at the new characters joining the UK's  number 1 TV drama and what we can expect to see from them.


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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Annual Downton Box Set 10 Nov 2013
By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
A new series of Downton is an annual treat, and as usual this year it is followed by the DVD compendium released just in time to give as a very welcome Christmas present. This includes the 33 episodes to date. There are seven episodes from the first series, eight each from the second, third and fourth, plus the 2011 and 2012 Christmas specials of which the first was a dramatic masterpiece, but the second did not deliver in the same way in the opinion of most people although it ended dramatically.

The four series so far have taken us from 1912, just after the sinking of the Titanic, up to 1922. Each of the four series to date has had a slightly different background. Series 1 takes us to a very formal setting within the household with much concern about match making for the Crawley daughters to find them suitable partners which will secure the financial future of the estate. However, those above stairs are generally shown in largely a sympathetic light in their relationship with their servants below stairs and this sets the scene for the whole subsequent series.

The second series takes us through World War 1. Downton Abbey has been converted into a convalescent home for servicemen injured in the conflict. This quite different scenario provided the script writers with some interesting stories and the series runs from the Battle of the Somme in 1916 up to the end of the war in 1918.

The first Christmas special and the third series take place from late 1919 into 1920. The first features a very dramatic trial and this was probably the single best episode so far.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Downton worth it 4 Dec 2013
By luke
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Worth every penny a fantastic quadrilogy of downton deaths romances betrayals and Christmas specials a must buy item A MUST BUY ITEM

P.s way better than upstairs downtstairs
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars was wonderful present for my wife 15 Feb 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
was exactly what my wife wanted for x mas, kept her quiet for hours ;) a must buy for those husbands wanting some quiet time.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars downton abbey 11 Dec 2013
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A wonderful story, brilliantly acted ,marvelous costumes and settings well worth watching. Waiting and hoping there'll be another series following,
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Upstairs to Downstairs and back again 17 Feb 2014
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The first thing to be said about this series is that it is British from the very first scene to the very last by the vast range of actors and actresses as for age and the extreme quality of these actors, most of them having parallel careers in theaters, television and the cinema. They are thus able to act with a vast variety of stances and tones and at the same time with a great expressivity on their faces or with their body language. Within that great versatility and mental or dramatic agility there is not one single age that is privileged and the older generation is just as good and as present as the youngest one and the age range, apart from the few children, goes from the late teens and early twenties to the seventies. This is exceptional and no American series will ever be able to do that. A TV actor might turn up in the cinema but then he will never go back to TV, and both will hardly be able to work on a stage. The case of "Harry Potter," or Daniel Radcliffe if you prefer, is typically British who can play on the stage or act in a film. That mobility is not American, and American television sure misses something there, just as much as it misses the use of older actors and actresses, as well as very young ones, leveling the cast within a twenty to thirty years age bracket.

The second element that makes this series beautifully and exceptionally British is the fact it is situated before, during and after the First World War in England and everything is there to tell you, you are in England. The Mansion in which the action takes place, the official Downton Abbey, which is of course not the real name, the village next to it, the array of vehicles and cars, the steam engine and the train, even the London of that time, all is reconstructed the way it was or used to be.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Rajan
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Though this excellent Blu-Ray package is in Region B, I was able to play on a regular US Blu-Ray player, by pressing the menu button on the remote after the region warning comes on the screen. This brings up the main menu on the disks from where you select the episodes and play it. The Blu-Ray transfer is excellent. The series itself is amazing with great acting, story, costume and settings. Amazon delivered the package to US in two weeks (during the Christmas rush period) which is fair enough. The set is worth every penny.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray version 29 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Just to let everyone know there are some blu-ray discs that will play on any blu-ray player regardless of the region. This happens to be one of them.

I purchased this series of Downton Abbey which I absolutely love. I have a blu-ray player (region 2) which I purchased in London where I currently live and I have a Playstation 3 which plays region 1 blu-ray discs. I bought the PS3 when I lived in the states.

When I saw that this series was made by Universal I knew that it would play in my Playstation 3 and it did. If you want to buy this series which i do recommend, it will play in any blu-ray player regardless of region. .
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