'Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3' Blu-ray Dated

Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The first three seasons of the hit PBS drama will be getting a limited edition box set release with new bonus content this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, PBS has revealed 'Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3is in the works for Blu-ray on October 1.

'Downton Abbey' tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for betterment or love or just adventure. The difference is that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family know so few of theirs. But for all the passions that rage beneath the surface, this is a secure world, serene and ordered, and, at first glance, it seems it will last forever. Little do they know, family or staff, that the clouds of the conflict that will change everything are already gathering over their heads.

The 9-disc Blu-ray set will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and over 3 hours of previously unreleased content including Downton Abbey: The Making Of, Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama, and more. There will also be a bonus disc: "Secrets of Highclere Castle" -- an hour-long behind the scenes documentary.

Suggested list price for this set is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 1.

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Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3 (Limited Edition) (Blu-ray)
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