Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UPDATE: A new Dark Shadows DVD collection is headed your way

Well, new-ish.

MPI Home Video is packaging six of its "best of" DARK SHADOWS DVDs into a single collection this summer. The set features the previously released Haunting of Collinwood, The Vampire Curse, Best of Barnabas, Best of Quentin, Best of Angelique and Fan Favorites. That's 19 hours of DARK SHADOWS spread out over six discs, though I have trouble picturing the intended audience. Generally, these sampler DVDs have been sold at modest price points to help nurture new fans. "Curious about DARK SHADOWS? Here are a handful of episodes about Barnabas Collins to help get you off the fence!" It's a strategy that's worked well in small doses, but bundling this many random episodes seems a little ... strange to me.

Anyhoo, the collection is due June 14, a few short weeks before this year's Dark Shadows Festival in Tarrytown, N.Y. Best But currently has it available for pre-order for $14.99, which is almost certainly an error.   UPDATE: That price is NOT an error. In face, Amazon has this collection available for pre-order for just $11.60 as I type this. You can find it HERE.

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