Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Deluxe Limited Edition (Amazon Exclusive Season 4 Bonus Features) [Blu-ray]
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Including 52 minutes of exclusive footage not available anywhere else, the new Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Deluxe Limited Edition (Amazon Exclusive) contains never-before-seen deleted scenes from Seasons 1-3, all-new cast interviews, and 11 minutes of clips and interviews from Season 4!
Welcome to Downton Abbey, the splendid ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern) and their daughters, who live there under the watchful eye of the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith). The household is a complicated community, with the servants below stairs as fiercely jealous of their ranks as anyone above. From the sinking of the Titanic to the First World War, the secure and ordered world of Downton is rocked as the lives of the inhabitants are shaped by romance, ambition, and heartbreak.
Enjoy this collection of seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy Award®-winning, Guinness World Record-holding (highest critical review rating for a TV show), most talked-about program in recent memory, including the Season 2 Christmas episode and the Season 3 finale episode "A Journey to the Highlands."
This Blu-ray set features subtitles in English (SDH).
Top Customer Reviews
As with any great TV show, "Downton Abbey" has a strong narrative and well-written characters. One thing that sounded a bit off-putting about the show was the idea of rich folks living in their castle with a bunch of servants. But as you watch, its obvious that the Crawleys (who own the estate) care very much for their staff. And when financial troubles hit the family, they do their very best to keep all their staff on payroll. They consider it their duty, and even their honor, to employ as many people as possible and treat them well (this is something that large companies today could learn from).
One of the most fun aspects is that this world is unfamiliar to most of us. The show's timeline so far spans from 1912 to the early 1920s. People spoke, dressed, and acted differently than they do now. Various world events from the time period are referenced in the show - the sinking of the Titanic and the British campaigns of World War I are two in particular that greatly affect the series and its characters.
This show feels very cinematic - the locations, the costumes, the sound design and the music are all fantastic.Read more ›
the set has NO episode/disk guide, so there is no way of finding any particular episode without resorting to trial and error, which is a massive oversite that could have been prevented with the insertion of a single peice of paper.
The set itself is fairly empty, don't expect anything but disks. no inserts, no extra / fun packaging.. very standard.. nothing that screams "Deluxe"
I am now having to return this Amazon Exclusive Blu-ray set for a third time. When I purchased the first set for my wife's birthday, we found that disc #3 would not load and gave an "invalid disc" error on each Blu-ray player that we have. This is a 9 disc set (some of the descriptions state that this contains 7 discs). Each of the seasons contain two discs of the show and a third disc with bonus content (discs 3, 6 and 9 are bonus materials) Bonus discs 6 and 9 both play without issue.
When I contacted Amazon, I spoke with "Alvaro" who was friendly and very apologetic and provided me with a UPS return label and in addition to sending me a replacement, he also issued a $5 credit to my Amazon account for the inconvenience. I sent back that first set and received a replacement within a few days. Unfortunately, the second set also contained the same "invalid disc" error on disc #3. I notified Amazon and this time I spoke with "Melanie" who told me that they would temporarily remove this item from Amazon and research the error. She said that they would be reviewing their inventory because it seemed like there was a potential copying issue with that disc and she would call me back in 3-5 days with an update.
A week and a half later (after no contact from "Melanie" or anyone else from Amazon) I spoke with "Yen". Yen issued the second UPS return label and said they were sending me a third set of Blu-ray discs. There was much confusion as to my dilemma when I tried to explain that I'd had the same problem twice before.Read more ›
I had had some problems with some of the dialogue and didn't catch some phrases or even short scenes. Hearing them for the second time I understood more. More than half way through the three seasons I decided to try the English subtitles; my only regret is that I hadn't done that earlier. The subtitles help a lot and they are not at all distracting; they are placed in discrete places on the screen so that they don't cover anything and they can be read very readily and quickly.
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haven't watched it yet.....but just love the feeling of owning the series and looking forward to watchingPublished 18 days ago by Donna Whitney
Got this item in July when it was a daily deal & a great deal at that. I was going to give it as a birthday present but decided to save it for Christmas. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LaTora Nycole Keigley
This series had me hooked from the very first episode. Excellent script writing. Loved everything about it. Can't wait to watch Season 6, but wish it wasn't the final season.Published 1 month ago by Kristine M. Bartz
Downton Abbey, the show, deserves 5 stars, "This limited edition set includes every episode of the first five seasons" deserves less. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Hallett
How I love Downtown Abbey! I got started late in the game, so I ordered this and got all caught up. Even got my husband interested in watching them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Midwest Carol
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Yes, there has never been a cut version released on DVD/Blu-ray here in the U.S. or in the U.K.
PBS had to cut scenes when they broadcasted the show here in the states, but when they released the DVD's, they were the original uncut "U.K. Edition"
Oct 10, 2013 by rabaku | See all 6 posts
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No, however, regular DVD's can be played in a Blu-ray player. Blu-ray players are very cheap now.
Dec 27, 2013 by mir | See all 2 posts
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Hi, I'm interested in this set even if you say that the exclusive bonus disc is defective. Is the exclusive bonus disc a dvd or a blu-ray? Also does this set with the exclusive bonus disc also has the bonus disc with the one hour long feature called: Secrets of the Highelere castle? Or must I buy... Read More
Oct 3, 2013 by V lemay | See all 5 posts
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