Downton Abbey film DVD release date UK and when is it out on iTunes, Blu-ray, digital release and rental

Downton Abbey film DVD, iTunes, Blu-ray, digital and rental release date UK

With the upcoming debut on the big screen it’s time for the extended Crawley Family to make the jump to cinema, so the Downton Abbey film DVD, Blu-ray and digital release date (UK details below) won’t be too far behind it. It’s always a challenge to make the transition from TV to movie, but with such a huge fan following on both the UK and the US it should be pretty big on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, but maybe not quite so popular on Xbox ONE and PS4 with younger audiences. 

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The production appears to have thrown everything into the film to give the release a bigger platform for cinema with a larger-than life story and big new additions to the cast. It has six series, various holiday specials and the grand finale to live up to, all of which had a DVD, Blu-ray and digital release, but fans will probably just be glad to immerse themselves in Downton Abbey once again, irrespective of how great the film is.

The story takes place in 1927, two years after the sixth series of the show, and with King George V and Queen Mary set to visit, the staff and inhabitants of the great house are all in a tizz. If that isn’t enough, there’s also the royal staff to deal with, bringing new characters for the duration of the stay, so gentile sparks are definitely going to fly before the King and Queen head back to Windsor Castle.

The biggest name in the list of new cast members adding to the old guard is Imelda Staunton (Maleficent Mistress Of Evil) as Lady Maude Bagshaw, and she’ll be joined by Tuppence Middleton (Electric Dreams), David Haig (Killing Eve) and Kate Philips (BBC One’s War & Peace). It was a pretty big cast already, so the production didn’t really need to make too many new additions to fill out for the film.

DVD, iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4, Amazon and digital rental release date UK

The Downton Abbey film DVD and Blu-ray release date is expected in early January 2020 in the UK, but there’s a little wriggle room for it to go slightly early due to Christmas. At the moment it should arrive in the first week of January, although this is TBC so we’ll update with more details as we get closer. The first film is very unlikely to come out on 3D Blu-ray, but a 4K Ultra HD release in the UK is a possibility if the film is as popular as expected on the big screen.

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The digital release on iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4 and Amazon Video will be one to two weeks earlier, so that should be around Christmas Eve unless it comes out earlier as a push for DVD and Blu-ray sales over the holidays. The digital rental release will be on the same date as the DVD and Blu-ray, so that’s again the first week of January 2020.

The Downton Abbey film has a runtime is 2 hour 2 minutes, so it’s a fairly heft  without being massive. This should equate to a digital file size in the region of 5Gb at 1080p HD and 2.3Gb in standard definition. As ever, check your PC, Mac, PS4 or Xbox ONE hard drive for storage space before you download it.

You can follow Downton Abbey on the official Twitter page to see more on the home entertainment release at https://twitter.com/DowntonAbbey.

UK cinema release date

The Downton Abbey film will be coming out on the big screen on Friday the 13th September 2019 in the UK, so hopefully it can avoid the bad luck and deliver the kind of film fans will be hoping for. It doesn’t have much of anything new to compete with as there’s only Henry Cavill thriller Night Hunter out in the same week. It’ll have Brad Pitt space flick Ad Astra to go again the following week, but in general it’s arriving during a quiet period for cinema.

Downton Abby film age rating

The Downton Abbey film age rating has been confirmed as PG in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification. It’s clearly going to be a fairly fun-filled outing on the big screen to celebrate the series, which features some big topics over the years. The rating notes only highlight mild threat and language to be aware of.

We’ll add in more details about the film as they become available, but the information above should give you a good idea of what to expect from the home entertainment release.

You can see the official Downton Abby film webpage on the Carnival Films website at https://www.carnivalfilms.co.uk.