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The Beginning Collection 2

36 - 70


October 30, 2007



Run Time

690 minutes


MPI Home Video




Dark Shadows: The Beginning DVD Collection 2, initially released exclusively to MPI video club members, was released in mass market in October 2007. It begins with the pre-Barnabas episodes previously unreleased on DVD (analogous to the Collector's Edition Tapes).

The first 3 discs contain nine episodes each, while the fourth disc contains 8 episodes and bonus interviews.


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 to 1971, 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.

Collinwood's surly caretaker Matthew Morgan informs Victoria Winters that he believes the ghost of Josette Collins and other spirits inhabit the estate. In an attempt to settle the controversy surrounding the manslaughter case that sent Burke Devlin to prison, Collins Fishing Fleet manager Bill Malloy sets up a private meeting for himself, Roger Collins, Sam Evans and Burke.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard confides to Victoria some of the legends involving Collinwood and Widows' Hill. Carolyn Stoddard and Victoria spot a body floating at the bottom of the cliff and Victoria soon experiences a strange premonition. After Malloy mysteriously disappears, Roger nervously bribes Sam to leave town. A ghost emerges from the Old House on the Collins family property.

Includes: Episodes 36 - 70 (August 15, 1966 - September 30, 1966)

Bonuses: Collinsport History by Kathryn Leigh Scott, interviews with actress Alexandra Moltke and unit production manager Michael Brockman

Starring: Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, Mitchell Ryan, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Henesy, Thayer David, Joel Crothers, David Ford, Frank Schofield, Dana Elcar, Clarice Blackburn, and Alexandra Moltke.

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