Dark Shadows DVD Collection 23
Series: Dark Shadows
Format: Region 1
Season: 1970
Episodes: 40
Discs: 4
Studio: MPI Home Video
Released: March 28th, 2006 (Original)
April 10th, 2012 (Re-release)
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Dark Shadows DVD Collection 23 is the twenty-third DVD collection of the original 1966-1971 Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The collection includes 40 episodes of the show's 1970 season (episodes 1102-1142) spread out over four discs. These episodes are also included on discs 109-116 of the Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD collection. The collection was released by MPI Home Video on March 28th, 2006. It was repackaged with new box cover art under the title Dark Shadows: The Original Series Collection 23 on April 10th, 2012.

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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 1970, Daphne Harridge pleads with the evil ghost of Gerard Stiles, begging him to spare the children of Collinwood from harm. Dr. Julia Hoffman and Willie Loomis discover the identity of the vampire that has been attacking Maggie Evans. Sebastian Shaw declares that Gerard's ghost will take over Collinwood. Using the stairway through time, Julia escapes to the year 1840 and anxiously awaits Barnabas Collins to join her, posing as his sister. Desmond Collins shows servant Ben Stokes the mysterious and magical head of Judah Zachery. Lamar Trask enlists psychic Leticia Faye to use her powers to find out the fate of his father, Reverend Trask, who disappeared in 1795. Using the name Valerie as an alias, Angelique the witch returns and learns that Barnabas has been released from his coffin. She warns him that unless they live together as man and wife, she will cause his true love, Roxanne Drew, to become a vampire.

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, David Selby, Grayson Hall, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, John Karlen, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, David Henesy, Kathy Cody, Jerry Lacy, Kate Jackson, Thayer David, Christopher Pennock, Michael Stroka, Donna Wandrey, James Storm, Virginia Vestoff, Clarice Blackburn and Michael McGuire.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Dark Shadows: 1102
Dark Shadows: 1103
Dark Shadows: 1104
Dark Shadows: 1105
Dark Shadows: 1106
Dark Shadows: 1107
Dark Shadows: 1108
Dark Shadows: 1109
Dark Shadows: 1110
Dark Shadows: 1111
Dark Shadows: 1112
Dark Shadows: 1113
Dark Shadows: 1114
Dark Shadows: 1115
Dark Shadows: 1116
Dark Shadows: 1117
Dark Shadows: 1118
Dark Shadows: 1119
Dark Shadows: 1120
Dark Shadows: 1121
Dark Shadows: 1122
Dark Shadows: 1123
Dark Shadows: 1124
Dark Shadows: 1125
Dark Shadows: 1126
Dark Shadows: 1127
Dark Shadows: 1128
Dark Shadows: 1129
Dark Shadows: 1130
Dark Shadows: 1131
Dark Shadows: 1132
Dark Shadows: 1133
Dark Shadows: 1134/1135
Dark Shadows: 1136
Dark Shadows: 1137
Dark Shadows: 1138
Dark Shadows: 1139
Dark Shadows: 1140
Dark Shadows: 1141
Dark Shadows: 1142

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Product code: DVD7730.
  • Total running time: 840 minutes.
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (full screen)
  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
  • ASIN: B000C3H5FI

Special features[edit | edit source]

Bonus interviews

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