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Friday, April 27, 2012

Dark Shadows: Best of Barnabas & Fan Favorites DVD Reviews!

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Dark Shadows: Best of Barnabas & Fan Favorites DVD Reviews!


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Best of Barnabas Synopsis: From 1966 to 1971, the spooky ABC-TV suspense series DARK SHADOWS thrilled an audience of 20 million viewers with a unique blend of Gothic romance and supernatural horror. The original DARK SHADOWS became a pop culture phenomenon with the introduction of vulnerable vampire Barnabas Collins, a legendary role made famous by Jonathan Frid and, more recently, Johnny Depp in the motion picture remake. This unique collection offers 9 complete TV episodes that are among the most popular in the history of DARK SHADOWS, serving as an ideal introduction to new vewers as well as an enticing overview for veteran DARK SHADOWS devotees. As a bonus, new, informative introductions for each episode are included. Barnabas Collins meets waitress Maggie Evans, who later senses that she is being watched. Dr. Julia Hoffman's experiments to cure Barnabas cause him to age to his true years. In 1795, Barnabas has risen as a vampire and his fiance Josette is drawn to him at the mausoleum. Angelique the witch causes Barnabas to become a victim of her devastating Dream Curse. In 1897, Barnabas presents himself as a lost relative to the Collins family and discovers that Angelique has travelled through the centuries. In 1969, reveals to Julia how the Leviathans have taken control of him. In Parallel Time, novelist Will Loomis captures Barnabas and demands an interview with the vampire. Angelique causes Barnabas new love Roxanne to suffer effects of the vampire. 

Fan Favorites Synopsis: From 1966 to 1971, the spooky ABC-TV suspense series DARK SHADOWS thrilled an audience of 20 million viewers with a unique blend of Gothic romance and supernatural horror.The original DARK SHADOWS became a pop culture phenomenon with the introduction of vulnerable vampire Barnabas Collins, a legendary role made famous by Jonathan Frid and, more recently, Johnny Depp in the motion picture remake. This unique collection offers 9 complete TV episodes that are among the most popular in the history ofDARK SHADOWS, serving as an ideal introduction to new vewers as well as an enticing overview for veteran DARK SHADOWS devotees. As a bonus, new, informative introductions for each episode are included. Vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood after being released from his chained coffin. A s+ªance is held at Collinwood to reach the mysterious ghost of Sarah Collins. The beautiful but jealous witch puts a spell on Barnabas. Barnabas and Dr. Julia Hoffman uncover the secret of the werewolf. Quentin Collins rises as a zombie. Reverend Trask attempts an exorcism. A costume party is held at Collinwood with dramatic results. Barnabas and Julia discover that two members of the Collins family have gone insane.Maggie Evans becomes the victim of a vampire. Quentin asks governess Daphne Harridge to save the children who are possessed. Barnabas attacks Roxanne Drew and places her under his power.

Review: I had never seen Dark Shadows, although I've heard much about it over the past few years.  Obviously we've all heard of it now, since Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have paired to film their tribute film.  The easiest way to describe the show is that it was bascially a supernatural soap opera.  These two DVDs are great releases that have come out to showcase the episodes for someone that wants to either experience the show, but not invest in the entire series and or just relive some of the fun without too much of an investment.  These DVDs include samplings of key episodes and I have to say that I enjoyed it so much, that I think I'm going to have to invest in the complete series DVD set now!  We definately recommend..its a lot of fun.

Interest Range: Vintage TV, Fantasy