The day has arrived! You can own Downton Abbey: The New Era on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD or stream it from home. Peyton and I missed seeing Downton Abbey in the theater so we are so excited to be able to watch it at home. So grab some popcorn and read what we thought of Downton Abbey.
First, Peyton and I have never seen the series Downton Abbey but when Peyton saw the trailer she knew she had to see it for herself.
As 2 film enthusiasts that have not seen a Downton Abbey episode before I can say we thoroughly enjoyed the film! You don’t need to have seen the series or been a lifelong fan to enjoy Downton Abbey: The New Era. I thought it stood on its own very well. I’m sure there are references that we missed but I felt that we both enjoyed the film very much.
Here is the short synopsis of the film –
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Fans are going to love this release because there are bonus features!
- Good To Be Back – The cast is happy to be back at the estate and making their next film. Hear what it was like for them to see one another again and learn about their character’s continuing story arcs.
- Return to DOWNTON ABBEY: The Making-of A NEW ERA – A production as large as DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA takes incredible preparation, people, and craftsmanship. This in-depth making-of piece delves into the work that each department contributed to bring this film to life.
- A Legendary Character – Take a look back at the legendary character that is the Dowager Countess of Grantham and see why Maggie Smith was born to play the role.
- Creating The Film Within The Film – Take a deeper dive into the making of the film within the film, highlighting the extra research and details that were taken into consideration, from set design and vehicles to the plethora of period-accurate film equipment and props.
- Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia – Learn the real history behind Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia, and why it was a perfect vessel to play the cross-channel ferry in the film.
- Spill The Tea (Time) – Sit down with Allen Leech (Tom Branson) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) as they spill all the details of what life on the set of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA was really like.
- Feature Commentary with Director Simon Curtis
If you have a Downton Abbey fan on your holiday gift list you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Limited-Edition Gift Set! It includes – Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with vintage-style postcards, a photo book, and a collectible Downton Abbey branded stainless steel tea strainer with a velvet bag. Available only while supplies last.
And I have one more little surprise for you all! We are giving away a copy of Downton Abbey!! Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of your own Downton Abbey: The New Era.
This contest is now over. Winners have been contacted via email.