Saturday, April 7, 2012

Complete Series DVD Sells Out: New Pressing Announced

MPI Home Video's Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series DVD box set has done brisk business, with all 2,500 numbered units sold out ahead of next week's release date. The company has announced a second edition pressing, which will be be available from July. 

The new sets will be identical to the initial wave, except the units will be unnumbered and will not include the signed postcard of Jonathan Frid. The retail price remains at $599.99, but it can be pre-ordered at a 30% discount, saving nearly $180.00, by clicking here.

MPI's two new Greatest Episodes DVDs are also out next week, along with a budget-price reissues of the entire Dark Shadows range. For more information, check out our release calendar.

16 comments:

dfyf67 said...

I pre-ordered my dvd complete series on January 29, 2012 from the link provided on your page which was amazon. Today on amazon the order date is listed as April 10, 2012. But the order has not shipped. Amazon has no info on what's going on. This is after two calls to customer service and talking to two different representatives. Dark Shadows News Page can you help me? I want to find out if I'm getting my order?

StuartM said...

If you pre-ordered that far ahead, you should be fine. I'm waiting for mine to ship too, so fingers crossed it should be sent out in the next couple of days.

dfyf67 said...

Thanks Stuart, My fingers are crossed.

StuartM said...

Amazon says mine is expected to ship on April 10, so I assume they will be receiving stock shortly.

FilmMisfit said...

Amazon started shipping out their Dark Shadows Limited Edition Coffin sets yesterday (Sunday, April 8). My account was charged and the status switched to "shipping soon" within the last couple of hours. I pre-ordered on Feb 9th, so everyone who pre-ordered early should be fine.

Travis said...

That's amazing that there is so much demand for the Complete set! If I haven't already completed my collection, I would have ordered this.

dd said...

Mine is marked as "shipped" already. I paid for expedited shipping, so I should be receiving it tomorrow!

dd said...

Oooh! Just for the heck of it I clicked on the link here to the page for the deluxe edition - its pre order price has now jumped to $539 !

StuartM said...

Mine shipped earlier today!

dd said...

Amazing! This box is big an heavy! Beautiful set! Also, I just got notified by amazon that I'm only paying $389 for it, instead of the original $420 (which had been later reduced to $413). SCORE!

ScorpioTop said...

I pre ordered this from Best Buy. I received an email stating it had been back ordered! I called customer service(a hellish experience) and they said that my order would probably be canceled! Of the choice of who to buy this from, I chose Best Buy and got burned! Looks like I will have to settle for my pre ordering the set to be released this summer.

Thanos said...

Phew - amazon have indeed despatched my set to dear old blighty .. and refunded me a further 24 bucks - lovely stuff!

Tracy said...

I just got mine from Amazon also! With the added bonus of the additional discount! NICE!!! I think mine is No. 1,469 out of 2,500. Kind of weird, considering I only ordered it last week! You'd think I would be somewhere up around 2,499!!! It is a beautiful collection--the packaging is magnificent! It also includes all the special DVD releases like the Reunion, the Bloopers DVD, the Special Edition, etc. One thing I have to check on--I notice that EVERY DVD case says "B&W". I hope to God that this set has ALL the color episodes--this has to just be a misprint that never got corrected. I'm going to pop one in the DVD player straightaway to make sure!

mtinpa said...

I got mine about a month ago. My number is 260 out of 2500. I paid 362.03 by pre ordering from deepdiscount.com. I'm so glad I did that because I saved a lot of money :-) the coffin box is beautiful and heavy. I only wish the autographed photo signed by jonathan was actually signed in a metallic ink because the picture is black and white and he signed in red and I can barely see the signature :(

rehbda said...

Best Buy cancelled my order due to their not receiving enough from MPI had to reorder the next version for July! Totally sucks, order in plenty of time and the vendors let you down.

ScorpioTop said...

Best Buy canceled my order too. I complained and was given $125.00 off the summer reissue(the price now is more than the price of the limited numbered set! But they are giving me the lower price of the first run). I had warned them that this was a limited supply issue when I ordered, but they didn't listen.