||Released On: January 25, 2005|
Production Company: MPI Home Video
The original television cult classic
With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. Since first airing on ABC-TV from 1966-71, Dark Shadows has earned the reputation as being 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.
In 1897, Quentin Collins and servant Beth Chavez attempt to rescue Barnabas Collins from a chained coffin where he has been imprisoned by the devious Count Petofi. King Johnny Ramano arrives in Collinsport with a gang of gypsies, seeking revenge against Magda for stealing the magical hand of Petofi. Artist Charles Delaware Tate sees Amanda Harris and is surprised to recognize her as the fantasy woman he has painted. Quentin is shocked to discover from a possessed Jamison Collins that Quentin's ghost is menacing Collinwood in the 20th century, causing David Collins to hover near death. Charity Trask finds Barnabas' hiding place and plans to destroy the vampire. Hoping to save Barnabas, Julia Hoffman conducts an I Ching ceremony in 1969 and is transported back in time to 1897.
Number of Discs: 4
Number of Episodes: 40
Running Time: 840 mins
Video: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Audio: English - Dolby Digital Mono
Exclusive interviews with actors David Selby and Nancy Barrett, creator/executive producer Dan Curtis and associate producer George DiCenzo.