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Dark shadows :)

Discussion in 'Cult, Fantasy and Sci Fi TV' started by alexis, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    Hi i am very interested in Dark shadows, i love gothic tv and have watched some clips on you tube but as it was a daytime soap im asumming there are hundreds of episodes and i hear they have all the episodes excep 1.

    I would be interested to know if the whole series is available and how much it costs, also was it like a daytime soap in that it did not have seasons and was on going or did it have seasons?

    And lastly lol the new dark shadows from the 90s is it good? and can it be bought?

    thanks :)
  2. jej2252

    jej2252 Well-Known Member

    You can indeed buy every single episode of DS on DVD (from MPI Video).

    The first episodes are included in a collection entitled 'The Beginning' (6 box sets).
    Then the Barnabas era is available in 26 boxsets!!! A huge investment but well worth it!!!
  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Well-Known Member

    there are 32 sets in all my friend. i also started a thread awhile back about "DS" anyways don't buy them from "MPI" they cost way to damn much. look on Amazon. & i dunno if a sales going on NOW. but if not wait awhile. if it's under $30 bucks it's a sale.

    if it's more it's not. if you want to start at the very start of the show. get the 1st set that's called "The Begining's" it's episodes #1-35 & let me warn ya it starts out a bit slow. & it takes awhle to pick up. "barnabas' does NOT come in until i

    think episode #210 which is on the standard Volume #1 that's episodes #210-250. there are 1,245 episodes i believe in all. but 20 pre-empties which i believe there are actually #1,225 episodes. i forgot that in the sets that they number them up to the 1st number i gave you.

    please let us know what you decide? & if you download stuff from online PM me i can give you a name of a site if you would like
  4. Graham

    Graham Member

    I have started to watch the series again from the beginning; so far I have watched 40 episodes and am enjoying them a lot. I can’t wait to get to the 1897 stories.

    I was looking forward to seeing the Film till I saw the trailer this year and was astonished at just how bad it looks.
  5. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    I plan on getting Dark Shadows at some point. Longer down the line. I am currently watching the entire series of PEYTON PLACE. And will hopefully be doing seasons 3-8 of Knots Landing very soon. Those will keep me busy for quite a while.
  6. alexis colby carrington

    alexis colby carrington Active Member

    It was the film reviewed in empire that made me want to know more and I'd love to see a few eps. I think Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter will be good.
  7. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Knots Landing Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I've never seen it in person, but I read the production company finally put together a complete set of episodes sold as one unit for something like $300 or more. I heard it comes in a box shaped like a coffin. :) Waaaay too rich for my blood (hee!), but I wonder if this is cheaper than buying individual sets.

    If you want to see the original series because of the movie (or vice versa), I would recommend you enter with a VERY open mind. From the look of things, the movie resembles the series about as much as Joan Bennett resembles Joan Rivers. The name might be similar, but that's where the resemblance ends.
  8. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    Yes, the film seems to be just Tim Burtons usual bag of tricks and very stylized... Getting a bit long in the tooth now. I still will see it though.
  9. vaughnleland

    vaughnleland Well-Known Member

    THE FILM LOOKS LIKE A BAD PARODY. Sorry..I refuse to see it..even with the guest cameos.
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  10. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Knots Landing Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I forgot to mention in my original reply--the revival series of 1991 is fabulous. The casting is especially well-done, though you will probably be most impressed by the beautiful photography and production values. They managed to distill the best parts of a year's worth of daytime episodes into 13, hour-long episodes. Dan Curtis was still alive and able to put his two-cents in, so the revival is quite faithful to the original series, though certain tweaks were made to character linkages and plotlines that made the series tighter than the original. I highly recommend it; I'm sure it can be bought, but I'm pretty sure it's on youtube.
  11. vaughnleland

    vaughnleland Well-Known Member

    yes the 1991 series was wonderful especially ben cross's barnabas, jean simmons elizabeth and roy thinnes's rev. trask.
  12. Jason73

    Jason73 Well-Known Member

  13. Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery Knots Landing Forum Moderator Staff Member

    $530!?! Well, I have not done the math to see if it's cheaper than buying the individual sets. Still....THAT is devotion! That's like...the entire prop budget for the series from 1966-69 or so. :)
  14. ChrisSumnerMatheson

    ChrisSumnerMatheson Well-Known Member

    I think they had 5,000 of the numbered copies, so if they sold all of those then that's a huge profit they're making. It's a great deal because the box sets are around $40-50 each and there's over 30 of them. This is like giving it away for free. I can't wait till I can afford it.
  15. vaughnleland

    vaughnleland Well-Known Member

    Jonathan Frid passed away friday at age 87. R.I.P. Barnabas.
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  16. Graham

    Graham Member

    That is really sad news. I have only just started to watch the Barnabas episodes again yesterday. :sosad:
  17. vaughnleland

    vaughnleland Well-Known Member

    I met him about 10 years ago..he was quite a character in real life as well.
  18. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    Eurrrghhh. I was on youtube today and came across lots of promotion for the movie. It looks awful. I don't think I want to see it.
  19. Sarah

    Sarah Moderator Staff Member

    I have never seen the series but the film looks like just my cup of tea! :)
  20. vaughnleland

    vaughnleland Well-Known Member

    see some of the series first..you wont think so.

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