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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Specs, Subtitles, and Christmas Special., January 4, 2012
This review is from: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 (Original U.K. Edition) (DVD)
Amazon doesn't list some important specifications so I'm just posting it here. I got them from the PBS website.

Length : 544 minutes on 3 Discs
Subtitles : Yes
Number of Programs : 9
Includes the Downton Abbey Christmas Special

As for season 2, it's pretty much more Downton Abbey. More Matthew/Mary, Mr. Bates/Anna, and more dastardly Miss O'Brien and Thomas. It's very interesting to see things start to change in the WW1 setting as well and some characters go through some big changes. The Christmas Special in particular is beautifully shot and makes me very excited for season 3 which has already been announced.
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2012 6:42:59 AM PST
M. S. Floray says:
Thanks for this. I love Amazon but find it very frustrating when these basic specs are not included, which isn't exactly a rare occurrence. Wanted to be sure that this edition has the Christmas special.

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 10:50:53 AM PST
dirsek says:
thank you-that's nice of you

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 7:21:06 PM PST
Anthony--what region are these discs? O, 1, 2? Or region free? Thanks.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 4:52:41 PM PST
Mike Schmitt says:
oh, excellent, i had no idea they had included the christmas special. that makes it about 50x more worth it, since leaving it out would have been a lot like leaving out a big season-finale :)

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 7:32:23 AM PST
Thanks. Your input answered a question I had which is how many episodes are there in this season? Also I was very interested in knowing if there were subtitles or closed captioning on the discs because I sometimes have trouble understanding the accents when hearing the actors speak.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 10:14:59 AM PST
Sealettes says:
Thank you for answering my question about the subtitles! I'm deaf and really need those! It's frustrating how many dvd's come out of England with no subtitles at all!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2012 10:18:02 AM PST
Anthony says:
That's great. I don't know why Amazon doesn't just list this information in the first place.

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 10:54:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2012 10:55:52 PM PST
sfdave says:
Can someone who has purchased this clarify if this is actually a widescreen version like season 1? Amazon has the aspect ratio for the standard DVD listed as 1:33:1 which is 'Full Screen,' not 'Widescreen' which is at least 1:78:1. It does however list the blu-ray version at the Widescreen size, leading me to believe Amazon has a typo. The PBS.org site does not seem to list aspect ratios at all...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2012 10:57:02 PM PST
Anthony says:
It's widescreen.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:46:49 AM PST
WI.Richey says:
Ok, after reading all the reviews I'm confused. Is the Downton Abbey: Season 2 (Original U.K. Edition) [Blu-ray] an uncut unedited version of this show? And, I am correct that it DOES include the complete Christmas show?
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