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Downton Abbey II: A new era available on DVD and Blu-ray

You always go back to where you have been well. The Crawleys’ lavish mansion comes into our homes, Downton Abbey II – A New Era is now also available on Blu-ray and DVD from July 14 thanks to Universal Pstures Home Entertainment

Critically acclaimed, Downton Abbey II: A New Era has been described as “fun and heart warming in equal measure” (Screenrant). The second film based on the popular British TV series returns to warm the hearts of our homes with a home video edition that will allow us to spend the summer evenings with special contents from the set of this edition.

Downton Abbey II: A new era, the plot of the film

The long-awaited return to the cinemas of Downton Abbey see family Crowley together with their servants engaged in welcoming a film crew that has to shoot a silent film in the sumptuous home of the aristocratic protagonists, all this while other members of the Parton family in the south of France to discover the past of the Contessa Dowager. A plot that promises emotions and lots of humor. Unlike the first film, directed by Michael Engler in 2019, Downton Abbey II bears the directing signature of Simon Curtis.

Dualism is a constant in this second film: the relationship between past and present is constant, therefore accepting the innovations that the beginning of the twentieth century imposes without canceling the old customs. The duality is also present in the characters and settings. The characters live the film in the film, becoming spectators and actors, while the settings change from the first film, passing from England to the lush Cote d’Azur.

Il cast è formato da: Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nichol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton.

Downton Abbey: A new era, extra content

After availability only in streaming and download, Downton Abbey II – A new era will be available from July 14 on DVD and Blu-ray: lots of extra content from the set which made all fans of the TV series fall in love. The film is presented on Blu-ray with the original 2.39: 1 cinematic aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos audio for the English and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for the Italian track. In addition, it will be available in another collector’s edition on DVD containing the two films. Among the most interesting extra contents we point out:

  • IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME AGAIN: The cast is happy to return to the castle and make the new film together again. Hear what they have to say, what it was like for them to meet again and discover new details of their characters’ story.
  • BACK TO DOWNTON ABBEY: SHOOTING A NEW ERA: A great production like Downton Abbey II is: A new era requires a lot of preparation, a lot of people and incredible skill. This making-of wants to immerse yourself in the work of every department that helped bring this film to life.
  • A LEGENDARY CHARACTER: Let’s take a closer look at the legendary character that is Grantham’s Countess Dowager and find out why Maggie Smith was born to play her.
  • THE MAKING OF THE FILM… IN THE FILM: Dive deeper into the film behind the scenes within the film, discovering the enormous search for information and details taken into consideration, from the scenography of the set to the cars to the wide variety of props and equipment used in line with the historical period of the film.
  • HER MAJESTY’S BRITANNIA YACHT: Learn the true story of Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia, and why she was the perfect ship for the film.
  • IT’S TIME TO SPIT OUT: Settle into the company of Allen Leech (Tom Branson) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) as they spit on what life was really like on the set of Downton Abbey II: A New Era.
  • COMMENTARY ON THE FILM WITH DIRECTOR SIMON CURTIS

The technical features of Downton Abbey II DVD and Blu-ray

Below is the technical information of the BLU-RAY: Discs: 1 – Duration: 125 minutes approx. / Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen 2.39: 1 / Audio: English, German Dolby Atmos; Italian, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 / Subtitles: Italian, English n / u, Dutch, French, German.

Below is the technical information of the DVD: Genre: Drama / Records: 1 / Duration: 120 minutes approx. / Video: 2.39: 1 anamorphic panoramic format / Audio: Italian, English, French, German Dolby Digital 5.1 / Subtitles: Italian, English n / u, German, Dutch, French.

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Magdalena Skrok

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