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The Beginning Collection 3

71 - 105


February 26, 2008



Run Time

690 minutes


MPI Home Video




Dark Shadows: The Beginning DVD Collection 3, initially released exclusively to MPI video club members, was released in mass market in February 2008. It continues the early pre-Barnabas storylines of the television series.

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. 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.

Victoria Winters assures Carolyn Stoddard that her loyalties lie with the Collins family, not with Burke Devlin. Victoria makes a startling discovery near the ocean. David Collins visits Burke at the Collinsport Inn and insists his father is a murder. Burke makes an offer to Elizabeth Collins Stoddard to buy Collinwood. Roger Collins frantically searches to recover evidence that may incriminate him.

Annoyed with Carolyn, Joe Haskell begins to turns his affections toward Maggie Evans. David leads Victoria to the closed-off section of Collinwood, where she is stunned by the appearance of a ghost. Caretaker Matthew Morgan tries to dissuade Mrs. Johnson from coming to work at Collinwood. In Bangor, Victoria meets lawyers Richard and Frank Garner, who she hopes will help to unlock the mysteries of her past.

A Dan Curtis Production.

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

Includes Episodes 71-105 October 3, 1966 - November 18, 1966.

Bonuses: New interviews with actors Alexandra Moltke, Mitchell Ryan and Conrad Fowkes.

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