Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1

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Cast: Hugh Bonneville

     
 
After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he's never met. But before that can happen he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary -- considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on

Overview

After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he's never met. But before that can happen he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary -- considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on the family's affairs. And while most are devoted to the Crawleys, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than simply disrupt the well-oiled inner workings of the estate. As the servants' mischief escalates, even the most faithful employees begin to imagine a different life. A star-studded cast (Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle, Dan Stevens) round out the glittering, gossipy, and beguiling men and women of this epic tale. Pitting hundreds of years of British aristocracy against the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, under the looming shadow of World War I, will the fate of Downton and its family -- above and below stairs -- be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters? DVD bonus features include "The Making of Downton Abbey and "A House in History. This DVD presents the production in its unedited UK version.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2011
UPC:
0841887013925
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
1,503

Special Features

Downton Abbey: The Making Of; Downton Abbey: A House in History

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Downton Abbey
1. News at Breakfast [9:24]
2. The New Valet [9:36]
3. A Question of Inheritence [9:58]
4. A Chance [8:29]
5. Exploring [15:13]
6. Changing Lives [12:58]
1. A Lawyer in the Family [10:36]
2. The Compliment of a Visit [11:17]
3. An Unhidden Past [13:49]
4. Playing Parts [11:52]
Disc #2 -- Downton Abbey
1. English Hospitality [13:43]
2. The Grip of Madness [14:28]
3. Keeping Secrets [8:56]
4. A Lack of Control [10:23]
1. Seeking Unlikely Legal Counsel [8:43]
2. A Night at the Fair [9:53]
3. A Difficult Situation [14:37]
4. Lost Souls [12:51]
1. In Lady Mary's Bedroom [9:29]
2. Things Unsaid [12:45]
3. Daisy Sets Down Her Burden [11:54]
4. Fighting Fire with Fire [13:27]
Disc #3 -- Downton Abbey
1. Unrest in Ripon [9:56]
2. News from London [10:45]
3. Sybil's Disobedience [11:29]
4. Having Faith [14:25]
1. A Surprise Pregnancy [8:15]
2. About Mr. Bates [9:10]
3. Preparing for War [15:00]
4. Change [9:25]
5. An Accident in the Bath [9:01]
6. At the Garden Party [11:45]

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Sloothin-granny More than 1 year ago
Had a chance to watch the series while in Ireland and have to give it 5 STARS +. Worth the price and the time to watch. Will order my own copies when I return to the states. Maggie Smith is great in anything I have seen her in and this series is no exception. The entire cast is wonderful and the content very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a marvelous production in the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and The Forsyte Saga. Acting, costumes, sets and a compelling script are exceptional as they portray the social classes during the changing times in England prior to WWI. Best of all: In the 2012 season, the series continues where episode 4 left off . . . information which was obviously missed by an earlier reviewer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love British period pieces and this movie is no exception. Beautiful costumes and scenery. The locations are gorgeous. I love the contrast in speech between the family and the servants. However, be advised..this is season 1. Season 2 has not started filming and is not expected to start airing till next winter or so. I didn't realize that and when it ended, I was waiting for more. I am looking forward to the next season.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looked forward to watching every episode. Cant wait for the next installment. Great series. One of the best from Masterpiece Clasics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best period dramas ever made. I absolutly love it. Downton Abbey is more addictive than dark chocolate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could give it a higher rating than five stars I most definitely would. Top-Notch acting, etc. Splendid from start to finish. Didn't want it to end.
Xostali More than 1 year ago
Absolutely brilliant and addictive. This is season one (it is listed as such!), to clarify what some people have said about the unresolved ending. It's called a cliffhanger! Season two is also wonderful, but also ends with a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see season 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Masterpiece Theatre series, and I've loved many of them. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would order from this seller again.
NellyDT More than 1 year ago
i'm hooked on Downton
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first DVD on this series. Love the show, I am now hooked, just like my friends!
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This product is confusing as it is listed as just DVD and does not designate whether it is widescreen vesion or full screen version. The following seasons are specified as widescreen
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