Dark Shadows DVD Collection 25
Series: Dark Shadows
Format: Region 1
Season: 1971
Episodes: 40
Discs: 4
Studio: MPI Home Video
Released: July 25th, 2006 (Original)
April 10th, 2012 (Re-release)
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Dark Shadows DVD Collection 25 is the twenty-fifth DVD collection of the original 1966-1971 Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The collection includes 40 episodes of the show's 1971 season (episodes 1186-1226) spread out over four discs. These episodes are also included on discs 121-124 of the Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD collection. The collection was released by MPI Home Video on July 25th, 2006. It was repackaged with new box cover art under the title Dark Shadows: The Original Series Collection 25 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.

At Collinwood in the year 1840, Daphne Harridge describes strange occurrences she viewed in a room in the east wing. Dr. Julia Hoffman warns her to beware of the parallel time band she has witnessed. Barnabas begs Angelique to use her powers to help save Quentin Collins from being executed for practicing witchcraft. Using Quentin's stairway through time, Barnabas, Julia and Professor Stokes travel back to the future. In 1841 parallel time, Bramwell Collins insists that Catherine Harridge marry him instead of Morgan Collins. As the family's oldest son, Morgan is placed in charge of the dreaded lottery, where a family member is selected to endure a night in a mysterious, cursed room. Kendrick Young discovers that his lover Melanie Collins suffers from a split personality. Carrie Stokes reveals that Morgan is possessed by James Forsythe, the man who placed the curse on the Collinses in 1680. The ghost of Brutus Collins taunts Morgan.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Dark Shadows: 1186
Dark Shadows: 1187
Dark Shadows: 1188
Dark Shadows: 1189
Dark Shadows: 1190
Dark Shadows: 1191
Dark Shadows: 1192
Dark Shadows: 1193
Dark Shadows: 1194
Dark Shadows: 1195
Dark Shadows: 1196
Dark Shadows: 1197
Dark Shadows: 1198
Dark Shadows: 1199
Dark Shadows: 1200
Dark Shadows: 1201
Dark Shadows: 1202
Dark Shadows: 1203
Dark Shadows: 1204
Dark Shadows: 1205
Dark Shadows: 1206
Dark Shadows: 1207
Dark Shadows: 1208
Dark Shadows: 1209
Dark Shadows: 1210
Dark Shadows: 1211
Dark Shadows: 1212
Dark Shadows: 1213
Dark Shadows: 1214
Dark Shadows: 1215
Dark Shadows: 1216
Dark Shadows: 1217
Dark Shadows: 1218
Dark Shadows: 1219 [1]
Dark Shadows: 1220
Dark Shadows: 1221
Dark Shadows: 1222
Dark Shadows: 1223
Dark Shadows: 1224
Dark Shadows: 1225
Dark Shadows: 1226

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This collection is product code number: 7334.
  • Total running time: 840 minutes.
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC.
  • Aspect ratio: 1:33:1 (fullscreen)
  • ASIN: B000E991SE
  • Episode 1219 is a 1993 reconstruction created from an audio recording and production stills. It is hosted by Lara Parker.

Special features[edit | edit source]

Bonus interviews

See also[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. This is the only "Lost" episode in the series. This episode is reconstructed with audio samples and still photos with narration by actress Lara Parker.

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