Jul 222022

The Gilded Age: The Complete First Season is the latest project from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and stars Christine Baranski, Carrie Coons, Cynthia Nixon and others.



The Gilded Age: The Complete First Season

Genre(s): Drama
Warner Bros.| NR – 499 min. – $24.98 | July 26, 2022

Date Published: 07/22/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Michael Engler, Salli Richardson Whitfield
Writer(s): Julian Fellowes (created by)
Cast: Carrie Coons, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 3

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1



In a time of immense economic change, where fortunes are amassed and lost in the blink of an eye, Marian Brook (LOUISA JACOBSON), the orphaned daughter of a Union general, moves to Manhattan and becomes entangled in the social war between her aristocratic aunts (CHRISTINE BARANSKI, CYNTHIA NIXON) and their stupendously rich neighbors (MORGAN SPECTOR, CARRIE COON). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society or forge her own path?



This three-disc set comes housed in a keep case and side slides into a slip cover. This does come with several short featurettes:


  • Invitation to Set (2:05)
  • Inside the Episode: Never the New (5:33)
  • Inside the Episode: Money Isn’t Everything (4:12)
  • Inside the Episode: Face the Music (5:04)
  • Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook (2:10)
  • Christine Baranski as Agens von Rhijn (2:05)
  • Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell (2:02)


  • Inside the Episode: A Long Ladder (5:43)
  • Inside the Episode: Charity Has Two Functions (5:44)
  • Inside the Episode: Heads Have Rolled for Less (5:31)
  • Harry Richardson as Larry Russell (1:46)
  • Blake Ritson as Oscar von Rhijn (1:58)
  • Thomas Cocquerel as Tom Raikes (1:54)
  • Simon Jones as Bannister (1:40)
  • Jack Gilpin as Church (1:48)
  • Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook (2:12)
  • Denee Benton as Peggy Scott (1:59)
  • Morgan Spector as George Russell (1:59)
  • Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell (2:08)


  • The Russell House Set Tour (2:56)
  • The Gilded Age: The Black Elite of New York (5:17)
  • Inside the Episode: Irresistible Change (5:28)
  • Inside the Episode: Tucked up in Newport (5:39)
  • Inside the Episode: Let the Tournament Begin (6:58)


VIDEO – 3½/5, AUDIO – 4/5

It’s a shame a show with such rich costumes and, for the most part, production design only received a DVD release and no Blu-ray. As it is, this show, presented in 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio, looks okay but a lot of this is pretty darkly lit and detail is pretty soft.

Each episode comes with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track which was satisfactory with the fine score from Harry and Rupert Gregson-Williams giving it some okay depth while dialogue comes across clearly enough.

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