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The Complete Original Series
Episodes

1 - 1225

Released

April 10, 2012

Discs

131

Run Time

470 Hours

Studio

MPI Home Video

Code

DVD7968

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Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series is a 131-disc DVD boxset collection containing all 1225 episodes of the original series. The boxset is in the shape of a coffin and the spines of the DVD cases form an image of series star Jonathan Frid lying inside dressed as the character he made famous in the show, vampire Barnabas Collins. An limited edition pressing of 2500 units was released on DVD on April 10, 2012 by MPI Media. A deluxe edition followed on July 10, 2012.

Back cover Edit

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.

  • 131 DVDs with all 1,225 Complete Episodes.
  • Deluxe booklet with episode summaries & photographs.
  • Special Bloopers, Treasures & Behind The Scenes DVDs.
  • Over 120 Bonus Cast & Crew Video Interviews.
  • Autographed Postcard by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins).

Specifications Edit

  • Commemorative large Coffin package, housing 22 amaray cases.
  • Limited Numbered Edition of 2500
  • Other features include nickel hinges, white ribbon to hold the lid when open, matte and foil coating
  • Box dimensions: (Coffin), 13 ½ L x 11 ¼ W (at widest) x 5 ¾ D.

Contents Edit

Collection 1 Edit

Disc 1

Disc 2

  • Episodes 10 - 18
  • Interview: Alexandra Moltke

Disc 3

  • Episodes 19 - 27
  • Interview: Alexandra Moltke

Disc 4

  • Episodes 28 - 35
  • 1966 ABC-TV Dark Shadows promo
  • Episode 1 with original commercials.

Disc 5

Disc 6

Collection 2 Edit

Disc 7

Disc 8

Disc 9

Disc 10

Disc 11

Disc 12

Collection 3 Edit

Disc 13

Disc 14

Disc 15

Disc 16

Disc 17

Disc 18

Collection 4 Edit

Disc 19

Disc 20

Disc 21

Disc 22

Disc 23

Disc 24

  • Episodes 206 - 209
  • Episode 191 lost footage
  • Restored episode 211: Barnabas' arrival w/original 1967 commercials
  • Syndication sales reel & promos
  • Dark Shadows Sci-Fi Channel commericals
  • Joan Bennett newsreel footage
  • Interviews: Malcolm Marmorstein & Ron Sproat

Collection 5 Edit

Disc 25

  • Episodes 210 - 219
  • Dark Shadows Introduction: Highlights from 1 to 209

Disc 26

Disc 27

Disc 28

Disc 29

Disc 30

Collection 6 Edit

Disc 31

Disc 32

Disc 33

Disc 34

Disc 35

Disc 36

Collection 7 Edit

Disc 37

Disc 38

Disc 39

Disc 40

Disc 41

Disc 42

Collection 8 Edit

Disc 43

Disc 44

Disc 45

Disc 46

Disc 47

Disc 48

Collection 9 Edit

Disc 49

Disc 50

Disc 51

Disc 52

Disc 53

Disc 54

Collection 10 Edit

Disc 55

Disc 56

Disc 57

Disc 58

Disc 59

Disc 60

Collection 11 Edit

Disc 61

Disc 62

Disc 63

Disc 64

Disc 65

Disc 66

  • Episodes 624 - 633/634
  • Interview: Alexandra Moltke

Collection 12 Edit

Disc 67

Disc 68

Disc 69

Disc 70

Disc 71

Disc 72

Collection 13 Edit

Disc 73

Disc 74

Disc 75

Disc 76

Disc 77

  • Episodes 736 - 745
  • Interview: David Selby

Disc 78

Collection 14 Edit

Disc 79

Disc 80

Disc 81

Disc 82

Disc 83

Disc 84

Collection 15 Edit

Disc 85

Disc 86

Disc 87

Disc 88

Disc 89

  • Episodes 858 - 867
  • Interview: David Selby

Disc 90

Collection 16 Edit

Disc 91

Disc 92

Disc 93

Disc 94

Disc 95

Disc 96

Collection 17 Edit

Disc 97

Disc 98

Disc 99

Disc 100

Disc 101

  • Episodes 982 - 991
  • Interview: Michael Logan

Disc 102

Collection 18 Edit

Disc 103

Disc 104

Disc 105

Disc 106

Disc 107

  • Episodes 1042 - 1051
  • Interview: Joe Caldwell

Disc 108

Collection 19 Edit

Disc 109

Disc 110

Disc 111

Disc 112

Disc 113

Disc 114

  • Episodes 1112 - 1121
  • Interview: Nick Besink

Collection 20 Edit

Disc 115

Disc 116

Disc 117

Disc 118

Disc 119

Disc 120

Collection 21 Edit

Disc 121

Disc 122

Disc 123

Disc 124

  • Episodes 1217 - 1226
  • Interview: Lara Parker
  • 1219, the lost episode, is a 1993 reconstruction created from an audio recording and production stills. It is hosted by Lara Parker.

Disc 125

Disc 126

  • Episodes 1237 - 1245
  • Beyond the Shadows

Collection 22 Edit

Disc 127 - Special Programs & Compilations

  • Dark Shadows tribute
  • Scariest Moments from Dark Shadows
  • The Best of Barnabas
  • Dark Shadows 25th Anniversary Special

Disc 128 - Featurettes & More

  • The Making of the Return to Collinwood
  • Dan Curtis: Before the Shadows
  • The Mistress of Collinwood - Joan Bennett
  • A Fan Remembers
  • 1970 Dark Shadows Rehearsal & Pretape segments with Lara Parker
  • 1984 Dark Shadows PBS Promos with Jonathan Frid
  • 1969 ABC-TV promotional announcements
  • The Beginning
  • Dark Shadows Vampires & Ghosts
  • Movie trailers

Disc 129 - Bloopers & Treasures

  • Bloopers & Outtakes
  • Dark Shadows music videos
  • Dark Shadows in Salem
  • Games Shows
  • Promos
  • Comedy Tonight
  • Dark Shadows pillow commercial

Disc 130 - Special Edition

  • Dark Shadows Behind the Scenes
  • Dark Shadows Nightmares & Dreams
  • Dark Shadows on Location
  • Inside the Shadows
  • Spanish Episode #289
  • Rare TV commercials and promotional spots
  • Photo gallery & music montage
  • Trivia

Disc 131 - Dark Shadows Reunion

Background information and notes Edit

  • The Deluxe Edition (the second printing) is not serialized and does not include a signed postcard by Jonathan Frid, however it is identical to the Limited Editon pressing in all other respects.
  • Released in 2012 in part to coincide with the release of Tim Burton's feature film remake of Dark Shadows.
  • The opportunity was taken to reinstate some footage accidentally missed off the original DVD releases; Episode 451, which featured the infamous blooper of actress Anita Bolster as Bathia Mapes being prompted offscreen, features as originally aired, and episode 695, which lost a scene between Barnabas and Maggie, includes that cut sequence. These edits were originally made without the knowledge of both MPI Home Video and Dan Curtis Productions, so were not known at the time of manufacture.

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