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April 10th street date for 'The Complete Original Series' 131-DVD set, and for single-disc 'Fan Favorites' and 'Best of Barnabas' titles, too!

Posted by David Lambert
1/31/2012
 
    This limited edition boxed set contains every eerie episode of the original Gothic suspense series DARK SHADOWS (1966-1971) plus a wealth of bonus interviews with the stars and creative members that made the supernatural thriller a cult favorite and an enduring television classic.
Yesterday we showed off a picture of the "opened" packaging (seen again at bottom) for Dark Shadows - The Complete Original Series on DVD. Now MPI has provided us with a new list of "Bonus Features/Box Features" information about the massive ($599.98 SRP) set, including word about the contents and extras that will be found on the discs, plus details about the collectible packaging itself...right down to the dimensions (length/width/height) of the coffin package AND the outer box that the coffin set will be found in on store shelves.

That list is immediately below. Farther down you'll also see new info and package art for 2 more titles coming out the same date of April 10th: both are low-end ($14.98 SRP each) single-disc releases for casual fans, or new fans curious about the original show thanks to the upcoming movie. Don't forget that this new film, hitting theaters in May 2012 from director Tim Burton, stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins, and will also star Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee. Original cast members Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker and David Selby will all have cameos!

Bonus Features/Box Features for Dark Shadows - The Complete Original Series:
  • 131 DVDs with all 1,225 Complete Episodes
  • Commemorative large Coffin package (housing 22 amaray cases)
  • Deluxe Booklet with episode summaries & photographs
  • Special Bloopers, Treasures & Behind The Scenes DVD's
  • Over 120 Bonus Cast & Crew Video Interviews
  • Autographed Postcard by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins)
  • Limited Numbered Edition
  • Deluxe, high quality packaging (matte and foil coating, nickel hinges, black ribbon to hold lid when open)
  • Box dimensions: (Coffin), 13 ½" L x 11 ¼" W (at widest) x 5 ¾" D.
  • Shipping carton dimensions, 16.5" x 8.5" x 14"
  • Weight (carton and contents) - 15.5 lbs
Here again is package art for Dark Shadows - The Complete Original Series, and below that is artwork for and then information about both Dark Shadows - Fan Favorites and Dark Shadows - The Best of Barnabas (all three can be pre-ordered, individually or as a group, by clicking the button link immediately below):

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  • Dark Shadows - Fan Favorites
      This unique collection offers 9 complete TV episodes that are among the most popular in the history of DARK SHADOWS, serving as an ideal introduction to new viewers as well as an enticing overview for veteran DARK SHADOWS devotees. As a bonus, new, informative introductions for each episode are included. Vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood after being released from his chained coffin. A séance is held at Collinwood to reach the mysterious ghost of Sarah Collins. The beautiful but jealous witch puts a spell on Barnabas. Barnabas and Dr. Julia Hoffman uncover the secret of the werewolf. Quentin Collins rises as a zombie. Reverend Trask attempts an exorcism. A costume party is held at Collinwood with dramatic results. Barnabas and Julia discover that two members of the Collins family have gone insane. Maggie Evans becomes the victim of a vampire. Quentin asks governess Daphne Harridge to save the children who are possessed. Barnabas attacks Roxanne Drew and places her under his power.

  • Dark Shadows - The Best of Barnabas
      This unique collection offers 9 complete TV episodes that are among the most popular in the history of DARK SHADOWS, serving as an ideal introduction to new viewers as well as an enticing overview for veteran DARK SHADOWS devotees. As a bonus, new, informative introductions for each episode are included. Barnabas Collins meets waitress Maggie Evans, who later senses that she is being watched. Dr. Julia Hoffman's experiments to cure Barnabas cause him to age to his true years. In 1795, Barnabas has risen as a vampire and his fiance Josette is drawn to him at the mausoleum. Angelique the witch causes Barnabas to become a victim of her devastating Dream Curse. In 1897, Barnabas presents himself as a lost relative to the Collins family and discovers that Angelique has traveled through the centuries. In 1969, Barnabas reveals to Julia how the Leviathans have taken control of him. In Parallel Time, novelist Will Loomis captures Barnabas and demands an interview with the vampire. Angelique causes Barnabas new love Roxanne to suffer effects of the vampire.
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