Dark Shadows DVD Collection 17
Dark Shadows DVD Collection 17.jpg
Series: Dark Shadows
Format: Region 1
Season: 1969
Episodes: 40
Discs: 4
Studio: MPI Home Video
Released: March 29th, 2005 (Original)
April 10th, 2012 (Re-release)
Previous: Collection 16
Next: Collection 18

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.

Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Dark Shadows: 858
Dark Shadows: 859
Dark Shadows: 860
Dark Shadows: 861
Dark Shadows: 862
Dark Shadows: 863
Dark Shadows: 864
Dark Shadows: 865
Dark Shadows: 866
Dark Shadows: 867
Dark Shadows: 868
Dark Shadows: 869
Dark Shadows: 870
Dark Shadows: 871
Dark Shadows: 872
Dark Shadows: 873
Dark Shadows: 874
Dark Shadows: 875
Dark Shadows: 876
Dark Shadows: 877
Dark Shadows: 878
Dark Shadows: 879
Dark Shadows: 880
Dark Shadows: 881
Dark Shadows: 882
Dark Shadows: 883
Dark Shadows: 884
Dark Shadows: 885
Dark Shadows: 886
Dark Shadows: 887
Dark Shadows: 888
Dark Shadows: 889
Dark Shadows: 890
Dark Shadows: 891
Dark Shadows: 892
Dark Shadows: 893
Dark Shadows: 894/895
Dark Shadows: 896
Dark Shadows: 897
Dark Shadows: 898

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Product code: DVD7653.
  • Total running time: 840 minutes.
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
  • ASIN: B0070B9SBY

Special features[edit | edit source]

Bonus interviews

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.