Saturday, January 28, 2012

Complete Series DVD Cover Artwork

MPI Home Video have released cover artwork for the new Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD set. The coffin-shaped package opens to reveal Barnabas sleeping inside. Click on the image for a larger view.

As previously reported, the mammoth set will include all 1,225 original episodes of Dark Shadows, along with the bonus content from the original releases, including interviews, rare footage, documentaries and more.

It has been confirmed that the set will comprise 131 discs, and that the opportunity has been 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, will now feature as originally aired, and episode 695, which lost a scene between Barnabas and Maggie, will now include 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 These edits were originally made without the knowledge of both MPI Home Video and Dan Curtis Productions, so were not known at the time of manufacture.

Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series is due out in April and can be pre-ordered at a discount price by clicking here.


Stephen D. Sullivan said...

Hoping they might put the restored footage on a single disc, as I'm getting close to completing the series by collecting the current boxed sets.

Alternately hoping that this set will be very inexpensive, so I can "upgrade."

Kevin Mallon said...

Hi my name is Kevin Mallon from Northern Ireland. Cannot wait till I buy the Dark Shadows - Complete Original Series on DVD. Love the show so much and the fancy DVD Box Set looks great as well!!


Cheers Kevin!!

Mystery said...


lonn11848 said...

I am almost certain that the infamous scene with Anita Bolster (bless her heart) as Bathia Mapes is seen in full on the dvd previously released. That had to be one of the funniest moments on Dark Shadows. She was so serious and it was hilarious!!!