Fans of this singular daytime series fell hard for its protagonist, Barnabas Collins, and it's easy to see why. Rarely has a 175-year-old guilt-ridden vampire conveyed so effectively a blend of menace and vulnerability. For gothic, ghoulish entertainment, life in the shadowy world of Collinswood can't be beat. The strange saga continues in this set, which finds our hero and his coterie dealing with blackmail, revenge, a kidnapping and ill-fated love. 16 hours on 4 DVDs.
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With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows
became one of the most popu lar daytime series of all time. Since first airing on ABC-TV from 1966-71, Dark Shadows
has earned the reputation as be ing one of the most unusual and enduring programs in television history. The character of Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden 175 -year-old vampire, brought the show tremendous success.
Barnabas locks the kidnapped Maggie Evans in an Old House basement cell, hoping she will submit to becoming the re-creation of his lost love, Josette. A strange young girl in old-fashioned clothing appears to Maggie and, later, to handyman Willie Loomis , who informs Barnabas she claims to live at the Old House. As Elizabeth Collins Stoddard prepares to marry blackmailer Jason McGuire, she reveals a dark secret to governess Victoria Winters, Posing as an historian, Dr. Julia Hoffman arrives at Collinwo od to investigate Maggie's disappearance. Bonuses include exclusive interviews with series creator and executive producer Dan Curtis and actors Alexandra Moltke, Nancy B arrett, and Dennis Patrick. Starring: Joan Bennett, Jonathan Frid, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, David He nesy, Clarice Blackburn, John Karlen, Anthony George, Dennis Patrick, Joel Crothers, David Ford, Grayson Hall, Dana Elcar, Robe rt Gerringer, Sharon SMythe, Michael Hadge, House Jameson, and Alexandra Moltke. Black and white, approx. 14 hours.