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Collection 17

858 - 898


March 29, 2005



Run Time

840 minutes


MPI Home Video




Dark Shadows DVD Collection 17 was released on DVD on March 29, 2005 by MPI Media. It contains episodes 858-898 of the original series.


From the back of the case:

With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. Since first airing on ABC-TV from 1966-71, Dark Shadows has earned the reputation of being one of the most unusual and enduring programs in television history. The character of Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden, 175-year-old vampire, brought the show tremendous success.

In 1897, Judith Collins is released from the sanitarium and returns to Collinwood, where Gregory Trask, hoping to seize control of the Collins family wealth, plans her murder. Evan Hanley conducts a ceremony to reunite Quentin Collins' mind with his body, which has been taken over by Count Petofi. Secretly cured of his vampirism, Barnabas Collins reappears, claiming to be a British relative. Mesmerized by Josette's portrait. Lady Kitty Hampshire begins to believe she is Barnabas' lost love. When Kitty vanishes, Barnabas follows her back in time to the year 1796. He is chosen to become the human leader of the Leviathans, an ancient race from another world. The ghost of Jenny Collins warns Chris Jennings in 1969 that Quentin is the only one who can save him from the werewolf curse.

Bonuses: Exclusive interviews with actors David Selby, technical director J.J. Lupatkin, video producer/publicist Jim Pierson and associate producer George DiCenzo.

Staring: Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, David Selby, Lara Parker, Louis Edmonds, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, , Nancy Barrett, David Henesy, Terry Crawford, Roger Davis, Grayson Hall, Thayer David, Donna McKechnie, Don Briscoe, Denise Nickerson, Humbert Allen Astredo, Michael Stroka, Marie Wallace, Christopher Bernau, Dennis Patrick, Lisa Richards, John Harkins, and Timothy Gordon.

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Issued with Collector's Postcard 17: 1897, Judith Collins.