Dark Shadows Collection 2
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This set begins as Maggie is still being held captive by Barnabus who has tried to turn her into his long lost Josette. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is planning to marry the conniving Jason and her daughter, Carolyn is totally not happy with that arrangement because she smells a rat, so she is going off the deep end by becoming engaged to a biker named Buzz who begins to hang around Collinwood. Things progress from there and get really dicey. Maggie, who is being kept in the dungeon is seeing the ghost of a little girl from the past as she tries to figure out a way out of the dungeon in the old house. Willie as usual, is trying to keep the peace and keep everyone out of harms way. There are lots of great twists and turns throughout-some of them even Shocking!
If you are a Dark Shadows fan and have a renewed interest in watching the show with the new Dark Shadows in the theaters, or if you are a new fan, this remastered version is first rate and makes watching the show a delight.Read more ›
According to the Gothic Ethos of First and Last and Always, Beware: this is not Downton Abbey plus a decorous little vampire! "Dark Shadows" is something else altogether, for those with a taste for vintage gothic/horror. "Dark Shadows," celebrates distinct, goofy, macabre elements. It's a subversive phenomenon, a wonderfully campy, gothic epic, not a "soap." Rather, the series delves in a darkness flavored by film director Val Lewton's artistic sensibilities. "Dark Shadows" has a proclivity for Celtic darkness; after all, the Celts invented Samhain/Halloween, and gave us the Irish writer Bram Stoker, of the classic Dracula, as well as Scotland's Robert Louis Stevenson, of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who inspired later DS plots. Perhaps DS's creator Dan Curtis was of that particular strain of Irish/Scottish heritage that favors long, dark nights enriched by spooky tales. Noir film director Fritz Lang was also an avid fan, having worked with the marvelous Joan Bennett; Dan Curtis was inspired in "Dark Shadows" by Lang's film, starring Bennett, Secret Beyond the Door.Read more ›
I wasn't a soap opera watcher until this.
Having to broadcast each day and with a limited amount of time with the equipment, the series had only one take to produce for every scene. There are slip-ups therefore, but you get used to that. I love the black and white.
When I try to describe why I like this so much, I can't figure out how.
This DVD includes scary moments, lots of suspense. Barnabus eventually begins to show some compassion. Dr. Julia Hoffman is introduced.
In Amazon, it is confusing which collection contains which episodes. Sometimes you can find the answers in the reviews. I look at the copies in the library. The episodes are listed on the back. This one contains episodes 251-290. Barnabus shows up in Episode 210, Collection One. There is a whole "The Beginning Series" with its own numbering. I think I watched #6, which is right before Collection One and 210. As I said, it's very confusing.
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What a great collection! Very good quality and not as dark as the ones I have seen on television.Published 1 month ago by tko
My mother is in love. During her youth, she would race home to watch this show. Over 30 years she would want to watch this show but she could not find it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bea
Dark Shadows might not appeal to everyone, but I love it. This collection was as good as all of the rest! And I will purchase more.Published 5 months ago by Nancy Kulla
Loved this show when it was on TV, plan on buyiing the whole series eventually.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth L. Moore