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Dark Shadows Collection 19 (1966)

Jonathan Frid , Grayson Hall  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett, Joan Bennett
  • Writers: Dan Curtis
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mpi Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 840 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009GX282
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,055 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dark Shadows Collection 19" on IMDb

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At the altar of the Leviathans, Barnabas Collins is attacked by a bat and is again a victim of the vampire curse. Dr. Julia Hoffman hopes to cure Barnabas by resuming her medical treatment of him through a series of injections. But Barnabas is unable to resist biting a new victim. Warlock Nicholas Blair returns and Angelique learns that both he and her husband, Sky Rumson, are aiding the Leviathans. Jealous of Barnabas' affection for Maggie Evans, Angelique casts a spell to make Quentin Collins and Maggie fall in love. Leviathan leader Jeb Hawkes summons an army of zombies to kidnap Julia, hoping she can make him human. Sabrina Stuart tries to protect her boyfriend Chris Jennings from the sinister Bruno, who has learned the identity of the werewolf. Barnabas is startled to discover a room in Collinwood's east which serves as a portal to a parallel universe.Bonuses: Exclusive interviews with actors Nancy Barrett, Christopher Pennock, Geoffrey Scott and soap opera journalist Michael Logan.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parrallel Time Begins! August 22, 2005
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The 40 episodes in Dark Shadows Collection 19 includes the conclusion of the "beast" storyline, and the debut of a story arc dealing with the concept of parallel time that eventually involves the entire cast.

Dark Shadows, the only soap opera to have focused completely on gothic storylines and the supernatural, demonstrates its wide range in this boxed set with arguably one of its worst stories that will enventually transcend into one of its best. The "repertoire company" that is the cast of this remarkable show, consistently turns in memorable performances throughout.

The then young actor Christopher Pennock is introduced as Jeb Hawkes, the human form of the "beast," created to be the supernatural leader of the evil cult of the Leviathans. Pennock overplays much of this role, but eventually turns in a fairly memorable performance. Of all of the roles he would end up playing in the series, in my opinion, this was by far his best. (The actor is also interviewed in a special DVD feature, and comes off at best as egotistical and very peculiar.)

Hawkes' human half falls hopelessly in love with Carolyn Collins Stoddard, who as always, is played brilliantly by Nancy Barrett.

The Leviathan plan is to have the two wed in a dark arts ceremony performed by warlock Nicholas Blair, again played with menacing gusto by Humbert Allen Astredo. Carolyn was to become an inhuman creature like Jeb, and the two would rule over the Leviathans, whose ultimate goal was to rid the world of human beings, beginning with the residents of Collinsport.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's this room in the east wing . . . August 9, 2007
Another great collection of 40 episodes from DARK SHADOWS (#942-981, Feb-Mar. 1970) that conclude the Jeb Hawkes story and begin the Parallel Time tale. I really enjoyed these episodes--Christopher Pennock is terrific as Jeb, making him more than just an evil jerk as his romance with Carolyn becomes far more serious. And the writers do a great job of slowly introducing the Parallel Time storyline as various characters go up to the east wing to check out the mysterious room, where their alter egos are living very different lives. It's fun to see Roger Collins watching himself and to discover dead characters suddenly returning to life in the other world. And speaking of dead characters, many bite the dust before the show switches over completely to Parallel Time. I won't give away any--that's half of the fun of the show, to see who will get bumped off. I will reveal that Barnabas' fangs return in gusto--which always makes things more interesting. But without the wonderful, talented cast--who take the campy storylines very seriously--DARK SHADOWS wouldn't be a cult classic. It's Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, David Selby, Grayson Hall, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, John Karlen, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, Humbert Allen Astredo (who chews up the scenery as Nicholas Blair like nobody's business) and Marie Wallace (one of my favorite actresses on the show) who make this show such a joy to watch. So if you enjoy a good gothic mystery with a bit of supernatural intrigue--and the occasional werewolf, warlock, witch or vampire--then I recommend that you tune in to DARK SHADOWS. But beware--it's highly addictive!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1 of a kind show! June 2, 2011
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I have always been a fan of Dark Shadows, ever since those days when I would run home to watch it after school in the 60's and 70's. The gothic theme, the spooky sets, and special effects set the standard for today's flicks. This show was a fun scare for teens everywhere. The show was clean (no foul language), not really violent (especially by today's standards), acting was good, and just plain fun! It is a shame that today's kids will never know the simplicity and joy of being scared in a fun way like we did.. All the blood, guts and cursing in today's shows will never endure the way the old shows do!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows Forever February 17, 2010
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I have always been a big Fan of Dark Shadows.The best thing they have done is put this classic on DVD. I am up to collection 18 and I will buy the whole set. Watching these box sets now, bring back a lot of good memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as fun as I remembered it! June 25, 2014
This show brings back fond memories of when I was in grade school rushing back home each day to see what horrors awaited me and Barnabas. Collection 19 does not fail my memories and is as much fun today, thought through different eyes as it was when originally aired. For me Barnabus is the defining Vampire of the 20th Century and though others have tried none reach his level of horror and compassion mixed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arrived in time January 9, 2014
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This was a last minute xmas gift for my mother. I was nervous that it wouldn't make it on time. It was here just before xmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great package! January 4, 2014
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I watched Dark Shadows as a kid and was intrigued with the series. There were many things on the show I didn't understand, but I continued to watch. One day my child-care provider introduced the series to me and I was hooked ever since. Never, had I known or seen the ending, so this is my chance to see it all over again with a more understanding of the series. Because of these DVDs, I was able to attend my first Dark Shadow Festival in Brooklyn, NY, the year before Jonathan Frid past. I got to meet Lara Parker, David Selby, Jerry Lacy, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis, and many others because of these DVD's. Thanks Amazon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I Love it, It is a awesome show, and glad to add it to my collection !
Published 2 months ago by Charles E. Helsel
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark shadows
brings me back to my childhood
Published 3 months ago by Linda T. Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows gets better and better!
Wonderful! More of my favorite Gothic soap opera! New characters and returning favorites, plot twists and moments of terror! I plan on completing my collection!
Published 11 months ago by Pamela J. Fox
3.0 out of 5 stars A mistake by me ....ordering wrong disc.
This "Dark Shadows" is excellent, like-new condition! My problem is I have already ordered and receieved it (19) "The Original series". Read more
Published 14 months ago by D. Morris Green
5.0 out of 5 stars movies
I love dark shadows. I am trying to get the entire set of them for my mom and I. These are great.
Published 14 months ago by S. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Barnabus Collins fan
The Leviathan story was really starting to drag,so was glad to see it come to an end.Still enjoy all the talented actors and the newcomers.
Published 15 months ago by likestoread
5.0 out of 5 stars More romantic trickery........
There's a lot going on here yet it works! Warlock Nicholas Blair is back and a happily married Angelique! Poor Barnabas with his thwarted romantic intentions.
Published 19 months ago by KVaiRiley
5.0 out of 5 stars love the vampire barnabas collins he is great
cause i love Barnabas Collins dark shadows is a show i wish was on today always love this show and always will he was one damn good actor do doesn't love Jonathan Frid he is the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by babycakes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love watching this TV show that I watched as a little girl. My husband and I love it so much and make Sunday evenings a special time for watching Dark Shadows. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Nan
5.0 out of 5 stars The hits keep coming
This version gets a little surreal and if you haven't been watching the series, it can be confusing but you have to love the effects and the bizarre story lines they come up with!
Published 22 months ago by Sandra Edgell
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