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 March, 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.

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From the back of the case:
The Start of a Legend!

Named One of TV's Top 25 Cult Shows by TV Guide

With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. The character of Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden 175-year old vampire, brought the show tremendous success. Now, for the first time on DVD, MPI presents the spooky series' rare. early episodes before Barnabas.

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 experiences a strange premonition. After Bill Malloy disappears, Roger nervously bribes Sam to leave town. A ghost emerges from the Old House on the Collins family property.

A Dan Curtis Production.

Staring: 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.

Includes Episodes 36-70 August 15, 1966 - September 30, 1966.

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

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Issued with Collector's Postcard The Beginning 2: Maggie Evans. (with blonde wig, which was abandoned in episode 20 in previous DVD set)

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