“Downton Abbey,” March 13, 2020 (2019), DVD. I had high hopes for this cinematic spinoff from the acclaimed English TV series chronically changes in England through the noble Crawley family and their servants. I’d enjoyed the first few seasons although I dropped out at the end. It was too much of a soap about people I just didn’t care about. I know many folks did and do still. The reviews for this have been quite good, but I was undone by many of the same “I just don’t care” responses that I had to the series. King George V and Queen Mary are coming for an overnight as they tour Britain in 1927 following the great General Strike of 1926. They are coming to wave the flag, inspire the townsfolk, and take the temperature of the land. All is a-dither in the Abbey as Downtoners high and low prepare and overprepare, and experience the inundation of the royal retinue in all their arrogance. There are the characters I liked, as before. Tom Branson, for example, Irish Republican become more moderate with age and affection for the Crawleys. Mr. Barrow is still coming out in these bad old days of bigotry and state persecution. Mr. Carson is still forceful and overly proper while his wife is an effective counter. Maggie Smith’s loving viper of a grandmother, meanwhile, is back in good, if pro forma, form. Indeed, ll the actors are back and in their fine TV form. But enough. Anna Robbins costuming is superb, with gorgeous gowns and tuxedos. The house itself is given a bigger role with a new director of photography, Ben Smithherd, showing off the building in very interesting ways. That really worked. The editing, however, left some key pieces out (they were in outtakes) and made some matters less than clear. Similarly, an early scene involving Branson and the King’s visit was both predictable, forced, and unbelievable. In all, I was only passably interested in the resolution of these matters and the struggle of the Little Abbey that could left me where I was when decided to stop watching the series and for the same reasons. B slept through much of it.