Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 13
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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.
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!Read more ›
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.
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Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 13
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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 morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Anthony Gentile
The story just gets better and better! Twists in the plot, new characters and now Barnabas is back in 1897! Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Pamela J. Fox
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
Very Good! The Collection before this one was good, but hard to watch at times during the scenes of the kids being such brats - making the adults appear clueless to their... Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by Dalton Johnson
I HAVE SEEN THE ORIGINAL IN THE 60'S AND ALSO BOUGHT ALL OF THE VHS TAPES. NOW I AM UPGRADING TO DVD AND CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE AND OR QUALITY OF THIS ON DVD.Published on November 29, 2011 by Tab
I used to try to walk home as fast as i could from school to watch this, but only got to see the ending or not at all. There were no VCR's etc back then, but wish there had been. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Marilyn Parker
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... Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by carburke
Thank you so much for such a pleasant transaction. What I have gotten a chance to watch, I have really enjoyed. It took me back in time and I highly recommend it.Published on October 11, 2011 by Wanda
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