Well, this is an unexpected delight: Big Finish has released a pair of new recordings to mark the 50th anniversary of DARK SHADOWS today! We all knew this was coming, but to have two such mammoth ventures dropped on the same date is kind of astonishing. Both installments are double-disc sets and feature massive casts that includes players from throughout the show's long history.
Here are the new titles:
DARK SHADOWS: BLOOD & FIRE
“Some are born with magic, some acquire magic, and others have magic thrust upon them...”
The year is 1767. Young widow Laura Murdoch Stockbridge is to marry Joshua Collins, heir to the Collins fortune. Meanwhile, Joshua’s sister Abigail is in love with disreputable sailor Abraham Harkaway.
But the course of true love never did run smooth… especially when the witch Angélique Bouchard is around.
For Angélique has been sent back in time. And she has one mission…
To destroy the Collins family forever.
The cast includes Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Mitchell Ryan, Joanna Going, Andrew Collins, Daisy Tormé, James Storm, Lisa Richards, Christopher Pennock, Marie Wallace, Nancy Barrett, David Selby, Matthew Waterhouse, Jerry Lacy, John Karlen, Ursula Burton, Alexandra Donnachie, Scott Haran, Walles Hamonde, Daniel Collard, Michael Shon and Natalie Britton.
DARK SHADOWS: ECHOES OF THE PAST
A tired and hungry Reverend Trask is summoned to perform an exorcism. But when he meets Penelope Bascomb he will face the Devil’s greatest weapon... temptation.
THE MISSING REEL by Ian Farrington, performed by David Selby
Los Angeles, 1958. The world is changing – but then again, it always does. Only people with short lives assume things stay the same. When you’re immortal like Quentin Collins, you realize that it all moves at a lightning pace...
LUNAR TIDES by Philip Meeks, performed by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Maggie Evans knows everything. She knows what Barnabas has done and has banished him from the town. But who will help her when a mysterious mist descends on the town and the people of Collinsport start falling ill?
CONFESSION by Paul Phipps, performed by Lara Parker
The witch Angelique sits alone in her cottage, writing a confession. But what is she confessing to? And why can’t she stop writing?
For more details about both releases, visit the Big Finish website HERE.