|Dark Shadows DVD Collection 21|
|Studio:||MPI Home Video|
|Released:||November 22nd, 2005 (Original)|
April 10th, 2012 (Re-release)
Dark Shadows DVD Collection 21 is the twenty-first DVD collection of the original 1966-1971 Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The collection includes 40 episodes of the show's 1970 season (episodes 1022-1061) spread out over four discs. These episodes are also included on discs 105-108 of the Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD collection. The collection was released by MPI Home Video on November 22nd, 2005. It was repackaged with new box cover art under the title Dark Shadows: The Original Series Collection 21 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 the strange and terrifying world of 1970 parallel time, Angelique the witch torments Maggie Collins with her supernatural powers, causing Maggie to fear her husband, Quentin. Angelique reveals her true identity to her father, Timothy Stokes, and warns housekeeper Julia Hoffman that the vampire, Barnabas Collins, must be destroyed. John Yaeger, the evil alter-ego of scientist Cyrus Longworth, kidnaps Maggie. Barnabas returns to Collinwood in regular time to notify Dr. Julia Hoffman of the perils occurring in parallel time, where her counterpart discovers Barnabas' coffin and makes plans to stake him. Longing to discover who she is, Barnabas initiates an experiment to revive the body of the mysterious Roxanne Drew, with whom he becomes obsessed. After a series of deaths, a crazed Stokes sets fire to Collinwood.
Starring: Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, Grayson Hall, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, David Henesy, Christopher Pennock, Lisa Richards, Michael Stroka, Denise Nickerson, Thayer David, Clarice Blackburn, Donna Wandrey, Elizabeth Eis, Brian Sturdivant and Colin Hamilton.
- Total running time: 840 minutes.
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Languages: English (spoken); no sub-titles.
- Aspect ratio: 1:33:1 (fullscreen)
- ASIN: B000AQKZ22
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