Dark Shadows [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (238 out of 265)

Special Features


  • Deleted Scenes

Synopsis


Dark Shadows
Transformed into a vampire and entombed for 200 years after betraying vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), 18th century fishing magnate Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) returns to Collinwood Manor in 1972, only to find his once proud estate in ruins and his family plagued by macabre secrets. It was the year 1752 when Barnabas' parents came to America to expand their business empire. But after establishing the thriving New England fishing town of Collinsport, the family experienced a series of misfortunes when Barnabas fell for the gorgeous Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcoate) and cast aside beautiful witch Angelique, who cursed him with eternal life and buried him deep in the earth. Returning home to Collinwood Manor after being dug up by a construction crew in 1972, Barnabas learns that Angelique has nearly driven his family out of business, and turned the townspeople against them. Determined matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) employs live-in psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter) and enchanting governess Victoria Winters (Heathcoate) to try and help young David Collins (Gully McGrath) get over the mysterious death of his beloved mother, but as Barnabas gets acquainted with his distant ancestors -- including Elizabeth's black-sheep brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller) and headstrong teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz) -- their suffering weighs heavily on his shoulders. Later, when Angelique learns that Barnabas has returned on a mission to restore his family to its former glory and fallen for the radiant Victoria (who is actually Josette reincarnate), she vows to make his suffering unimaginable if he should dare refuse her once again. Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, and Gulliver McGrath co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Barnabas Collins
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
    Michelle Pfeiffer - Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter - Dr. Julia Hoffman
  • Eva Green
    Eva Green - Angelique Bouchard
  • Jackie Earle Haley
    Jackie Earle Haley - Willie Loomis



Overall customer rating

4.2
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Something of a suprise

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    macgregor331
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    The film works fairly well. The funny bits are funny and the scary bits are... well, I guess they could unnerve some people. Burton's usual color scheme is in effect, so expect a lot of dark colors with red highlights. The cinematography was a pleasant surprise, as the shots tend to be very much in the style of old Hammer Horror films (Horror film buffs should keep an eye out for shots that resemble some of your old favorites). The soundtrack is a nice mix of Danny Elfman's score and 70s rock. This is used to great effect throughout the movie (most notably Nights in White Satin). The film is not Burton's best, nor is it Depp's (Both of which would be Ed Wood in my opinion). It is an entertaining film, nothing particularly special... but there's a sense of nostalgia to it... Both for fans of the show and old Burton fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    classic johnny depp

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    ferrari888889
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    i watched this movie in the theaters and i loved this movie from the start. this was a remake of the old version of dark shadows. the movie was set in the hippie days in a booming community dependent on the commercial fishing, the movie starts buy a crew of construction workers uncovering what has been buried for years (barbus Collins). as he restore's what once was collin wood he runs into the witch that has cursed him and from their things get very interesting as them compete against one another. i dont want to give to many details but the movie was overall great and need be watched by anyone that likes johnny depp movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For a newbie to the franchise, it was a hoot.

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    Chris
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    Important qualifier - I have never seen an episode of the Dark Shadows TV series. This is my one and only exposure to the Dark Shadows world and I'm sure it is little-to-nothing like the source material. This is your typical Burton-Depp-Bonham Carter collaboration. Dark, darkly-funny, and darkly-weird. Though this collaboration also gets the amazing benefit of Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green's on-screen presence. I thought it was loads of fun for pure escapist viewing. If you are looking for something that pays direct tribute to the series, it's my understanding that you will be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    great movie, but movie replaced!

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    moviekiller
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    Well i love dark shadows and that was great but the movie is mailed to me and the case is broken and looked worn and old and of course for the 2nd time in a month the digital copy was missing, but at least whoever keeps doing this at least put an extra free movie in the case, thanks but i still want what i paid for,but thank god my old dvd version i bought awhile back had a digital copy in the case. thank Jesus!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very enjoyable movie

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    Bowielover
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    I've always loved Johnny Depp, a truly great actor. I grew up watching the original Dark Shadows, and Tim Burton's flick is fun and unique, Johnny Depp creating a version of Barnabas that is lovable and hysterically funny at the same time. One of the most wonderful things about this movie, is that they didn't try to just copy the original. When they tried that short lived remake with Ben Cross, all they did was make a long, drawn out rip off of the original movie, House of Dark Shadows. I love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    VERY BAD

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    CRAIGR
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    IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A 2DISC ITEM,,,THERE WAS ONLY ONE DISC IN THE CASE,AND THE CASE ONLY HAD A SPOT FOR ONE DVD.NOT 2! SO THEY COULD NOT HAVE PUT 2 DVD S IN THERE IF THEY WANTED TO! POOR MARKETING,EVEN MY RECEIPT SAID 2 DISC.SO I HAD TO WASTE MY GAS TO DRIVE BACK TO THE STORE TO RETURN IT TO GET THE SAME THING THAT ACTUALLY HAD 2 DISCS IN IT.THE ONE I PURCHASED WAS AT THE POTTSTOWN PA. STORE ,,MARYLAND EXCHANGED IT FOR ME!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Underrated movie from Tim Burton

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    adubs77
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    I have really liked some Tim Burton movies, Batman, Sleepy hollow, mars attacks, and Beetlejuice. And I've disliked others a lot, planet of the apes, demon barber, etc. I really liked Dark Shadows. I think it's Depp's best performance in a long time. I am growing tired of him being in every Burton movie. But I think this one is great. I

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Love This Movie

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    jessica151981
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    As ridiculous as it is, I still love the simplicity of this movie. Just a great movie to watch and not have to think about. Johnny Depp is is usual self and I love how is personality adds to the role. This is not an award winning movie by any means! Nothing too scary, but there are quite a few risque references so it might not be appropriate for the young.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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