Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Complete Series DVD Set Information

MPI Home Video have confirmed full details for April's Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD set. As previously reported, the new release will include every episode of the show in a coffin-shaped case.

The box features nickel hinges and a matte finish with foil printing, with the episodes housed in 22 amaray cases on 131 discs. Each limited edition unit is numbered and includes an exclusive postcard signed by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), along with an illustrated booklet of episode summaries.

Along with the bonus interviews and extras from the original DVD releases, the new set will also include "special Bloopers, Treasures and Behind the Scenes DVDs". The set can be pre-ordered now at a 30% discount price (saving over $175.00) by clicking here.

14 comments:

Christian LeBlanc said...

I still think it would be wonderful if they would also sell just the case with the Treasures dvd, as this packaging looks awesome :)

Tracy said...

I agree Christian. That would be really cool. I want this packaging, if only to free up 2 shelves of bookcase space!!

Lori said...

Are the Bloopers, Treasures and Behind the Scenes DVDs ones that have already been released, or will this set include something completely new?

Eric Pregosin said...

Christian, there are 3 extra DVDs. Bloopers and Treasures is the name of one of them.

Christian LeBlanc said...

Eric - yeah, I meant to say "with anything exclusive to the boxed set." :) I actually emailed MPI suggesting they do this, so here's hoping they consider it!

Tracy said...

I did the same thing Christian--politely of course. We can hope!

Daniel Ziegler said...

Does anyone know just what the differences are with the discs? is it the same exact content and menus as in the old releases? Somehow that doesn't make sense to me. If there are 22 cases, they must have 6 discs a piece, so they would be like disc 1-6 on the labels, not the old numbering which was 1-4 in 32 individual cases. If the labels are numbered differently, the menus on the discs would be changed. I wonder how far they went with this. Did they completely rearrange the episodes on all the discs to integrate the two old DVD series into one, or did they simply put the old discs into this new packaging?

StuartM said...

The new set will have revised menu designs, but other than the episode upgrades mentioned, the content will be identical to the original releases.

shadows steve said...

will these be double sided dvds which I can't stand?

StuartM said...

No, it's single-sided discs.

tom in Newburyport MA said...

For some reason when I went to your pre-order link to purchase the set...and then tried Amazon Direct, it says "sign uo to be notified when these are available" Was there only a limited amount of sets made? I was hoping to get the pre-order price 419.00 prior to what was suppose to be a 4/10/12 shipping? Do you know if they will still have this offer again Stuart? Thanks for any info. Tom

StuartM said...

I'm not sure yet... The set is a limited edition, so they may have sold out their allocation. I'm investigating and I'll post news as soon as I have it.

dd said...

What a bummer! Looks like its totally unavailable from amazon now, and there's no longer any mention of it on the MPI site.

Glad I ordered mine right away - still appears that my order is on - no cancellation or anything.

StuartM said...

Yes, the box set is sold out, so if you placed your order in time, well done!