|Dark Shadows DVD Collection 17|
|Studio:||MPI Home Video|
|Released:||March 29th, 2005 (Original)|
April 10th, 2012 (Re-release)
Dark Shadows DVD Collection 17 is the seventeenth DVD collection of the original 1966-1971 Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The collection includes 40 episodes of the show's 1969 season (episodes 858-898) spread out over four discs. These episodes are also included on discs 90-92 of the Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD collection. The collection was released by MPI Home Video on March 29th, 2005. It was repackaged with new box cover art under the title Dark Shadows: The Original Series Collection 17 on April 10th, 2012.
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 of 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, Judith Collins is released from the sanitarium and returns to Collinwood, where Gregory Trask, hoping to seize control of the Collins family wealth, plans her murder. Evan Hanley conducts a ceremony to reunite Quentin Collins' mind with his body, which has been taken over by Count Petofi. Secretly cured of his vampirism, Barnabas Collins reappears, claiming to be a British relative. Mesmerized by Josette's portrait. Lady Kitty Hampshire begins to believe she is Barnabas' lost love. When Kitty vanishes, Barnabas follows her back in time to the year 1796. He is chosen to become the human leader of the Leviathans, an ancient race from another world. The ghost of Jenny Collins warns Chris Jennings in 1969 that Quentin is the only one who can save him from the werewolf curse.
Starring: Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, David Selby, Lara Parker, Louis Edmonds, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, Nancy Barrett, David Henesy, Terry Crawford, Roger Davis, Grayson Hall, Thayer David, Donna McKechnie, Don Briscoe, Denise Nickerson, Humbert Allen Astredo, Michael Stroka, Marie Wallace, Christopher Bernau, Dennis Patrick, Lisa Richards, John Harkins, and Timothy Gordon.
- Product code: DVD7653.
- Total running time: 840 minutes.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
- Format: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
- ASIN: B0070B9SBY
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