Dark Shadows Collection 2
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Barnabas locks the kidnapped Maggie Evans in an Old House basement cell, hoping she will submit to becoming the recreation 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 Collinwood to investigate Maggie's disappearance.
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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 ›
Barnabas Collins quickly turned into the biggest hit character on ABC since Batman (and one that would turn out to have far more staying power than the camped-up caped crusader then appearing twice a week on your bat-channel). This collection contains the historic episodes when Barnabas fully emerged from the shadows, to coin a phrase, and was firmly established as the creative centerpiece of the show, the character whom all others (and all major story lines) would revolve for the next four years.
As with the previous Dark Shadows collections, the episodes in Collection 2 are highly entertaining and addictive, if you are into the spirit of the show (unlike Megan Draper, who famously dismissed the show as "crap".) If you're not into the spirit of the show, you probably would not be reading reviews and considering purchasing this DVD to begin with.Read more ›
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A nostalgic series that I missed when I was a teenager because I was in school when it came on TV. Now I can enjoy it when I've got time on my hands and nothing more important to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by garywah
My mom watched this as a kid and showed it to us on VHS in the 90s. When I saw this, I had to have it. And it is so worth it! Read morePublished 4 months ago by D Hernandez
So happy with. Trying to collect the whole series. Recommend this seller. Number 3 here I come.Published 5 months ago by Connie L. Dale
Loved Dark Shadows as a kid. This was a perfect gift to myself that brings back good memories. Product was everything I expected and more. I would recommend this to others.Published 6 months ago by Mark Rowan