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The story then deals mainly with David Selby, Lara Parker, and Christopher Pennock during the shooting of the movie, and is based on the novels REBECCA and STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. Is Lara Parker's Alexis Stokes actually the deceased Angelique Stokes Collins risen from the grave? What will happen to Christopher Pennock as Cyrus Longworth and his alter ego John Yaeger? Angelique's actual return is a chilling and visually pitch-perfect scene. Cyrus' tale is a tragic one, and the character is also likeable and sweet.
Later on in the set, Barnabas and other familiar faces return, and the storyline picks up some speed. Parallel Time needs a hero, and Barnabas will have to step up once again...
Sorry, as much as I've been enjoying this series this set is seriously boring until the last half of the last DVD. There was a bit going on with a returned from the past character haunting the mansion and running everyone out (a retread of the Quentin storyline). I adore Lara Parker, but she's kind of boring playing a good person - although things do change towards the end and then things are more like I like to see them and it looks like she and Barnabas are setting up for a seriosly wicked game of cat and mouse. I loathed the Jekyll/Hyde storyline, and much of that is I did not care for the way actor Christopher Pennock overplayed them - and be warned while it does take place off screen those who are sensitive to domestic violence issues might want to avoid this.
The biggest problem is that several key characters were written out for a large chunk of these episodes so that they could film House of Dark Shadows and that loss is very evident, and once they all returned is when the action picked up. I got very very tired of opening every episode with a recap of the plight of Barnabas trapped and chained in a coffin by Willy Loomis - I got it the first three times, I didn't need to be clubbed over the head with it. If you're in for the long haul with this series I suppose you'll have to get through these, but don't be afraid to use the fast-forward button. You won't miss much I promise you.
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I have really enjoyed Dark Shadows. So much, I'd like to watch it again. However, there are so many dvd's that I'm not sure I will. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by wimsyjoy
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 morePublished on February 3, 2013 by babycakes
I bought all the Dark Shadows Collections and I have enjoyed them a lot, Nice to watch when there is not anything else to watch.Published on November 21, 2012 by Dan
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