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Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 13 (1966)

Jonathan Frid , Grayson Hall  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett, Joan Bennett
  • Writers: Dan Curtis
  • Format: 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: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mpi Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 840 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00024JBZE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,159 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 13" on IMDb

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In 1897, Quentin Collins and Magda the gypsy discover the mysterious urn which contains the flames of life for Laura Collins, an immortal Phoenix. Jenny Collins, Quentin's insane wife, escapes from her basement cell at Collinwood and attempts to kill Quentin. Magda, Jenny's sister, places a curse on Quentin which causes him to turn into a werewolf during a full moon. Jamison Collins finds Barnabas' coffin in the Old House basement and reveals the discovery to his father Edward. Carl Collins returns from Atlantic City with a showgirl and mentalist named Pansy Faye. She uses her psychic abilities during a seance to help determine the fate of servant Dirk Wilkins, who rises as a vampire after being attacked by Barnabas. Bonuses: Includes exclusive interviews with actors David Selby, John Karlen, Kathryn Leigh Scott and Terry Crawford.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I started buying the sets at this disc since it marks the beginning of the tremendous 1897 storyline. This set alone contains vamparism, mind control, zombies, I-Ching, Time Travel, teleportation, gypsies, soul transference, spiritual possesion, ghosts, hauntings, murder, insanity, resurection, immortals, witch hunts, exorcism, demon summoning, voodoo and too many other things to remember.

This allows non fans to jump in at the switch of major storylines, getting to know the history of the family first hand, which transitions well back into the main time line.

A great set full of cool occult victoriana from start to finish.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back Into The Past June 29, 2004
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Barnabus finds the I-Ching Wands which he uses to go back into the past where he manages to get out of the coffin which imprisoned him the first time. He then uses Magda and her husband as slaves, and changes history so the Quentin does not get killed. Count Petoffi enters the picture and is indirectly responsible for making Quentin Immortal. Dirk gets used as a scape goat and turned into a vampire. Eventually Julia will also come into the past after Angelique also comes into the past. This section of the past is filled with new action and many events that keep the person interested. Oh yes, remember to keep an eye out for The second reverend Trask who is a hypocrite that discovers Barnabus' secret and kills himself in the end. Josette Dupris also comes back in a recarnation. Any one who liked Dark Shadows will certainly enjoy this chain of events and the one that will be released in September
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, except the last few episodes July 27, 2006
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After the extremely disappointing set 12, which centered almost completely around the two intolerable children, set 13 is a real breath of fresh air. For the most part, it reinvigorates my love for the show. It takes a few episodes, but by about the middle of the first disk Barnabas uses the I-Ching wands to travel back in time to 1897. The scene where Professor Stokes performs the dark ritual to enable Barnabas to do this is fabulous - this is the kind of stuff I watch the show for. Pure Gothic suspense.

Once in the past, all the actors play different parts. Barnabas first meets Sandor the gypsy (formerly Professor Stokes), and another gypsy named Magda (formerly Juliet Hoffman). They live at the old house. The reason they're there is the matriarch of the Collins family employs Magda to tell the future. This matriarch is now on her death bed, and the Collins family members are all anxious to see how the will is split up. Besides Edward and Judith (formerly Roger and Elizabeth Collins), there's also Quentin - we saw a lot of him in DVD set 12, but now we finally get to hear him speak in his New England accent. Quentin is a real good-for-nothing, returned from England just in time to try to ingratiate himself with grand-mama before she dies, and he's incredibly full of himself. However, Selby's marvelous acting leaves the character rather sympathetic and not all together unlikable.

Once the will is sorted out, the plot lines start coming fast and furious. Governess Rachel Drummond (formerly Maggie Evans) notices lights on in the tower room and investigates. We eventually discover the secret - good stuff!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Blast From the Past September 22, 2005
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I love Dark Shadows! I have fond memories from when I was a little boy and my brother and sister and I would rush home from school to a friends house to watch Dark Shadows. Because my folks thought it was too disturbing for us to watch, we couldn't watch at our house! Collection 13 picks right up in the sequence and doesn't miss a beat. With gothic intrigue, beautiful sets and a cast of characters who are simply captivating, Dark Shadows 13 doesn't disappoint. The plotline keeps me on the edge of my seat, and I find that I have to pace myself to keep from watching all in a single seating, which could easily be done. I must admit to getting goose bumps while watching some of the episodes. I now have to watch them when my kids go to sleep, because it is too disturbing for them!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows is as good as ever October 25, 2011
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I recently ordered and watched one of the Dark Shadows DVD's. It was amazing how I got right into the story and remember the characters as if I watched this show yesterday instead of forty years ago. The visual quality is good and there are no commercials. I started with No. 13 just to see Quentin. Really fun watching a great soap from the past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Review of Dark Shadows DVD Collection 13 July 6, 2012
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Because I am not a patient person I do not like to wait for things to arrive in the mail. Even so, I usually use the free shipping that Amazon offers on orders that are over $25.00. I did that on this order.

I watched Dark Shadows when it originally aired back in the 1960's. I was in grade school then and the other kids told me about it. Barnabus Collins was already a part of the show when I started watching it. Many years later I started to rent the videos from Blockbuster and then I began to buy them from Amazon. The nice thing about buying these collections is that I can watch all of the episodes in order! This collection is as good as I expected it to be based upon the other collections that I have bought so far.

The master tapes for several episodes have some errors in them and the video producers have chosen to leave them in the DVD's in order to avoid cutting out any content. I am not bothered by that but some perfectionists may be. You will notice things like the sound booms in the scenes, extra people who are not supposed to be in the scenes, vampires who are still seen in mirors, and some of the actors flubbing their lines. This occurs throught the series because of the live taping that was done in the 1960's and 1970's. Again, I am not bothered by any of this and find it quite comical.

Mike Serovey, MA, MISM
Owner & Webmaster of Mike Serovey Reviews (website)

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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the greatest soap operas ever i am still collecting dark...
one of the greatest soap operas ever i am still collecting dark shadows i am almost there i have a few collections left
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5.0 out of 5 stars Return to 1897!!!
The Gothic soap opera continues to keep going strong as Barnabas Collins uses the power of I-Ching to travel back in time to 1897 to stop Quentin Collins from harming David in the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pumpkin Man
5.0 out of 5 stars How Great is This!
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. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sabrina F. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Show
I was 8 years old when the show first aired. As l grew, Dark Shadows was a show my sister and l would watch after school. Read more
Published 9 months ago by april kyles
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love the series
Get to watch both episodes I remember and those I missed. I will be ordering the rest of the collection.
Published 14 months ago by Robert Murchison
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best times to jump into the show!
This is the perfect dvd to jump into the new storyline which introduces Quentin Collins. The dvd contains some of the best episodes from this period and covers a lot of interesting... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anthony Gentile
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows fan
This is alot of fun to watch,just to get a feeel for the sixties way of thinking! Best soap opera of its time!
Published 20 months ago by likestoread
5.0 out of 5 stars I do love it.
When I am finished with this I will go onto the next...and the next....and the next. Can't wait to get the rest!
Published 20 months ago by Jon A. Bury Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Shadows Collection 13
Who could not want more of Barnabus? And now there's Quentin too. Julia as a gypsy is a hoot. Fabulous.
Published 21 months ago by Janet M. Locke
5.0 out of 5 stars Continues Great Gothic Soap Opera!
The story just gets better and better! Twists in the plot, new characters and now Barnabas is back in 1897! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Pamela J. Fox
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