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Upstairs Downstairs - Complete Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD] [2011]

4.4 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Claire Foy, Jean Marsh
  • Writers: Heidi Thomas
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: 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: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 23 April 2012
  • Run Time: 528 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007BA90NA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,805 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a stellar cast and a story full of scandal, romance and intrigue set against a sweeping historical backdrop.

Series One
1936. The house at 165 Eaton Place has stood empty since the Bellamy family sold it six years earlier. Now the doors are finally flung open by new owners, diplomat Sir Hallam, his wife Lady Agnes, and, back from the Raj, Maud, Lady Holland, his mother. With the arrival of Agnes’s debutante sister, Lady Persie, the sumptuous home is ready to come to life.

And who better than Rose, the house’s former parlourmaid, to recruit the new staff? The new 'downstairs' family is as full of characters as its previous incarnation with the highly strung butler Mr Pritchard, cook Mrs Thackeray, chauffeur Harry Spargo and a vivacious and spirited young team.
Soon both the elegant upstairs world and the downstairs staff have built their own labyrinth of secrets, lies and scandal, and as they feel the tremors of royal and political upheaval and the ominous threat of war, the house reverberates to the familiar sounds of rumour, excitement and dread…

Series Two

Set in the year preceding World War Two, 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors and welcomes you back into the enthralling lives of its inhabitants, both upstairs and down. Now a well‐established and thriving household in the heart of London, life in Eaton Place has moved on; Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam’s family is complete with the addition of two small children and London has settled into an easy peace with the apparent aversion of war.
But with both upstairs and downstairs harbouring life‐changing secrets and the menace of war creeping ever closer, the smooth running of Eaton Place threatens to come crashing to a shattering halt. And as romance, heartbreak and intrigue engulf the household, its inhabitants discover that the real threat is much closer to home…

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I had glanced at the reviews so I didn't bring really high expectations for this and as usual in my life I am very late to the party when it comes to reviews but anyway.
I have, as they say, several problems with these two series.
1. There is what you might call "The Downton Abbey" factor. By this I mean that there is a very cozy relationship between the toffs and the staff. By all accounts, and there are LOADS of accounts from real-life, the people of the upper or middling sort barely recognized the existence and in-and-out breathing of those who shared the same roof but not the same quarters. The fantasy one big happy family thing is a Downton Abbey invention and please don't let anyone persuade you otherwise. If you managed the long days and scant time and material resources and creaked into your sixties you might be accorded lovable old labrador status and enjoy something of an old age. There’s far too much DA factor in these two outings.
2. Deference and forelock-tugging are antique and have no place in the twenty-first century. In every way I can think of it is a good thing they have disappeared but again going by contemporary accounts, deference and forelock-tugging were the day-to-day normal way to behave in the thirties. Trying out a thought experiment I imagined a group of ordinary people from the thirties transported in a time machine to watch these series. Obviously, leaving aside all the techno-shock of, omg what’s that, it’s a colour television thing, I do not believe our time-travellers would ‘get’ the interactions of the characters in Upstairs Downstairs where the deference bit is added on and looks like it. What we do get in these series is a twenty-first century TAKE on the thirties seen through our modern eyes.
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I have mixed feelings about this new series of Upstairs Downstairs. I loved the original and recently bought the boxed set and watched them over the space of a couple of weeks. So when I saw this I ordered it straight away and sat down to watch. Maybe that was my mistake as the original was so fresh in my mind. The first disappointment is that the house bears little resemblance to the old Eton Place. The hall is suddenly enormous and the upstairs rooms aren't in their original place. Worst of all was the servants/ kitchen area which was totally different, even the outdoor steps and door were in a different position. And then we have Rose. Naturally Jean Marsh was now over 35 years older than when we last saw her in 1975, but in the series she should have been only 6 years older, and it showed. Plus the fact you could tell that the poor woman wasn't in the best of health ( she unfortunately had a stroke before the second series was recorded and only made a couple of guest appearances after that). I can see that the producers wanted some connection to the original, but as they didn't bother to stick to the original house, why bring Rose back?
In the first series you have 2 families, the upstairs and the downstairs, and you really begin to feel involved and care about them.That is lacking in the new series, especially in the downstairs "family".
There is also lots of annoying background music in every scene which is totally unnecessary.
If you've never seen the original you'll probably enjoy this. The storyline struggles a little at times, but standing on it's own it's not bad. However if you're a fan of the original be prepared to be disappointed.
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The time between the wars and what happened and who did what has always been fascinating to me. We know all about Dunkirk andTobruk and so on but very little about how we got there. The series gives one a good idea of what it was like before war was considered; it is well done and of great interest.
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I quite enjoyed upstairs down stairs as it is several years since I have watched it on Tv .
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My wife and I have set aside some quality time from our busy schedules to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and watch UD. Our Favorite is Downton Abbey but this series is very good.
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Our regret is that we understand that this series will no longer be continued. Cannot imagine why such a decision has been mistakenly made.
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Here are the major weaknesses:
1. The acting is pretty good in the first season, but for some reason really falls flat in the second.
2. A lot of actors disappear in the second season, for instance the grandmother and the housekeeper; two central characters in the first season. Without these, the show falls flat in season 2.
3. The attempt to include world politics in the series really fails (e.g Ribbentrop and Hitler). The problem is that the author has created the dialogue with the benefit of hindsight. Thus, it happens that the leading male character is able to forecast everything about Hitler. This is a rather pathetic way to write a screenplay.
4. All the actors largely act and behave like modern people. This is plain silly. The author has probably done this so that the average viewer can "identify" with the characters. Sad that a chance to really understand people from the 1930s was totally wasted.
5. In season 2, one of the biggest themes is to save the Jews in Germany. Really, was everyone aware of the situation for the Jews in 1938? I don't think so. This is just very opportunistic content to sell the show to the US

My recommendation is to buy season 1 (three stars) and really skip season 2 (one star). Or don't bother at all. Maybe buy the original from the 1970s instead.
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