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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 4 DVD (U.K. Edition)

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The sweeping Downton Abbey saga continues with a fourth season of drama, romance, and family intrigue. Dame Maggie Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic Lord Crawley; Elizabeth McGovern is his American wife, Cora, and Michelle Dockery is their daughter Lady Mary. From Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes.
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4.3

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Compressed, speeded-up episodes

First, I must disagree with one reviewer who thought that the treatment of Anna's sexual assault was in poor taste. I'm sure things like this did happen, and the victim would have to...Read complete review

First, I must disagree with one reviewer who thought that the treatment of Anna's sexual assault was in poor taste. I'm sure things like this did happen, and the victim would have to deal with it as best she could. The violence shown was in keeping with and proportionate to the attack. It's time to take the wraps of supposed "propriety" off the brutal aspects of these attacks; in fact, I thought it was quite discreet in the treatment, given the nature of what occurred. Anna's decision to move back into the main house should certainly spark some dramatic difficulties vis-a-vis the other characters, but especially her husband, whose tragic background creates a true dramatic tension, worthy of both the characters and and the plot. And the attraction between Lady Mary and Lord Gillingham is set up against the background of his valet being Anna's attacker! Am hoping this event won't get the cursory, tossed-off treatment of other developments so far! Or is this Mary-Lord Gillingham development already finished?

Speaking of which, does anyone else think this season's episodes, so far, seem compressed, with the events not getting more than a fleeting nod? No development of character or story; we just roll from one new character and plot tweak to the next with barely time for breath. There were even a couple of new characters whose role I didn't quite get, their appearances were so hasty. I hope this changes, and that it doesn't indicate the show is being readied for discontinuance.

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Lines Edited Out

I watched the broadcast version of episode 5 last night, and later decided to watch it on my new Season 4 DVD set. I was very surprised to note 2 instances when lines had...Read complete review

I watched the broadcast version of episode 5 last night, and later decided to watch it on my new Season 4 DVD set. I was very surprised to note 2 instances when lines had been cut out. Specifically, lines belonging to Mrs. Patmore and Lady Rose. I double checked today, and the lines were included in the online version. There could be more editing I didn't catch, and I've no idea if this has been done with the other episodes on the DVD, or on DVD's of past seasons. In any case, it's not a pleasant surprise. It states on the cover, "Original UK Edition", and it clearly is not.

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5.0

Riveting!

By Carol in Canada

from Ontario, Canada

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 4 DVD (U.K. Edition):

Can't wait for more! The excellence continues.

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5.0

SMASHING

By Becky

from NC

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 4 DVD (U.K. Edition):

Best program I have seen in a long time. Love PBS and their programs. This DVD is wonderful. Can't wait until the next season.

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My thoughts........

By Sergeant Major/ US Army/ Retired

from Monteagle, Tennessee

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 4 DVD (U.K. Edition):

My wife and I have watched each episode of DA three times over.
I was very saddened when Matthew left the program, during these latest showings with the throwing of men at Miss Mary, and the most disturbing is the fact that we wait 44 weeks to watch 8 weeks of programing. Come on England, we need more programing.
I only stay with DA because of Miss Mary!

 
5.0

Love, love, love Downton Abbey

By Deno

from Minnesota

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Love Downton Abbey and shopping with PBS! Price was right and arrived just when they said it would. Have watched it over and over again. Love, love, love it!!!

 
5.0

wonderful show

By Spiky nana

from Summerfield, NC

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So glad I caught the beginning of this series, can't get enough of watching it, so interesting and enjoyable.

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