Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series [131 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 20088311
  • Release Date: 07/10/2012
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Special Bloopers, Treasures & Behind the Scenes
  • Over 120 Bonus Cast & Crew Video Interviews


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Set For One Of The Greatest Soap Operas

    Posted
    NoirFan
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Dark Shadows in my opinion is the best soap opera ever. The episodes aren't quite a half hour but in that time they had excellent character and plot development that these days you can't get in a 1 hour length episode of a soap opera. There are times where it may seem a little cheesy, but there's a coolness factor to Dark Shadows that will have you overlooking that. Every episode of the original series is here and has been restored as best as they could. Keep in mind that when they were making these that there really was no home video market, so we're fortunate to have every episode, albeit 1 in telesnap form, looking as good as they do. Perhaps you are familiar with the character Barnabas Collins. If you watch these episodes from the beginning you won't find him because he doesn't show up until later in the series. Still, I would recommend watching from episode 1 and working your way to the end. There are nice extras, including introductions, bloopers, and out takes. It's worth noting to fans that want to own everything that the only way to get some of the out takes is by buying this set, since some of them aren't included in the individual sets. The price may seem high for this set, but you need to consider what you're getting. Over 100 discs filled with all of the episodes and special features adds up to taking at least a year to watch it all. With many DVD sets you can get through it all in a weekend, but with this it is pretty much guaranteed to give you at least a year of something to watch. It's very cost effective when you break down how much it costs per episode, and if you consider how much it would cost if you bought the volume sets individually. The booklet that comes with this set is also a nice addition. The only bad thing I have to say about this set is that the packaging isn't quite convenient. The discs are in regular DVD cases that hold multiple discs. These cases are then lined up in the coffin packaging to form an image of Barnabas. While the packaging physically looks cool and it does do a good job storing these DVDs, it can be a bit heavy if you haul it around. It would also take up a lot of space because the coffin is too large to fit on pretty much anything but the top of a shelf. I recommend that you display the coffin packaging somewhere, but take the individual cases out and put them on your shelf. It'll be easier to access your episodes and they'll still look good next to each other. If you want a soap opera that develops its characters and stories well and has supernatural elements to it, I suggest you get this set. There's never quite been anything like Dark Shadows and I think it makes for great marathon viewing. Don't let the price discourage you. Take into account all you get, start saving if you don't have the money yet, and then buy and enjoy. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

    Posted
    DSfan2

    I only got to enjoy the last year of the great old Gothic Daytime Drama which aired on ABC from 06/27/66 - 04/02/71 when it was airing. It was not like the usual Daytime Dramas in that it was Gothic filled with Mystery and Suspense. The stories often revolved around Ghosts, Vampires, Witches, and Werewolves, etc. Anyway, I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Mystery, Suspense, Ghosts, Vampires, Witches, and Werewolves. And, especially to anyone who was a fan of the showed when it aired on ABC-TV Daytime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gothic soap!!

    Posted
    Shelby9901
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is an amazing show...bloopers r great..haha!! My daughter and I cannot get enough of Dark Shadows...I mean the acting isn't grade A but it's def better than the camera work..lol. I bought this and still have no regrets, a little steep but can't complain too much because I watch it every night just about ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun trip back in time

    Posted
    CarnerosRed
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    The Dark Shadows DVD set is a great trip back to the 1960s. Even though the quality of the original is sometimes questionable (script, acting, transfer to DVD, etc.) it is so much fun to watch that my wife and I don't mind. Our 14 and 10 year old children don't get it but at this price point, the purchase wasn't for them anyway. DS was so different than anything on TV at the time and that uniqueness still comes through. It's definitely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent set of DVDs!

    Posted
    Louise2
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent set of DVDs in a beautiful case. I'm so excited to finally have the whole collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thrilled with the box set.

    Posted
    Scooti
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My husband got this for me as a Xmas present. Over the years we have always enjoyed watching this series but it has been off TV for some time now and we really missed it. It is great to have the entire series with this box set and we have been having a great time watching the episodes starting from the very beginning of the series. It is a must have have for Dark Shadows fans. My husband was also able to get Best Buy to match the price for the box set on Amazon which saved us over $90.00.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old School memories

    Posted
    BobbieJo
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I got this for my birthday. My mom use to watch Dark Shadows when I was a kid, now I get to share the whole collection with my kids. I wasn't able to find a collection this good and extensive any where else. Best Buy did good on this one and the price for great too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is awesome every episode in one neat box

    Posted
    Cakincaid
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Very cool made me very happy and saved a lot of money

    I would recommend this to a friend


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