The Adam and Eve story really heats up...
David Waters | Montgomery, AL USA | 02/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With this DVD set, the story of Adam accelerates as he forces Barnabas and Julia to bring his mate, Eve, to life. Lots of powerplay between Nicholas Blair allied with Adam and Barnabas allied with Julia and Professor Stokes. There are subplots aplenty, one particularly nerve-racking one involving Maggie Evans beginning to regain her memory of what Barnabas did to her way back in DVD Collection 2. Things also really begin to get good between Barnabas and Angelique, now a vampire, in this set. For John Karlen fans, these episodes are from a period in which he appeared on the show quite a lot (fans will know that he was known to leave the show for months at a time), meaning that Willie sees a lot of screen time. All in all, its a good collection with episodes from a pretty good DS storyline, though, in my opinion it pales in comparison with whats to come next DVD, the beginning of Quentin Collins' haunting of Collinwood. Of course, this is a great set for fans of DS and a must-have for those collecting the DVDs. For those who have never seen the show but are into cult/quirky gothic fantasy, I highly recommend you pick up these DVDs. The Adam and Eve story will reach its conclusion with the next release, and Quentin Collins played by fan-favorite David Selby will make his first appearances as the DVDs head into the episodes that comprised Dark Shadows' most successful days."
Adam and Eve and Barnabas
Jean Stein | Philadelphia, PA, USA | 08/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the Dark Shadows DVD Collection 10, we continue with the story of Adam. Adam was a being created by Dr. Lang and Dr. Houffman to cure Barnabas of vamperism (similar to Frankenstein's monster). After discovering that his love, Carolyn, does not love him, Adam looks for a way to have Carolyn love him. The evil warlock, Nicholas Blair, uses Adam's want for Carolyn to love Adam to corrupt Adam. Nicholas even corrupts Adam enough to demand that a mate be created for Adam. Nicholas chooses the spirit of Danielle, an infamous murder from the French Revolution, to be the lifeforce.
Nicholas's plan to create a super human race with Adam as the father seems to be working. As Nicholas corrupts Adam from one side, Eve corrupts him from the other.
If you have watched the previous Dark Shadows DVD collections, this is of course a great way to follow through the story."
Carl J. Manning | rochester, ny | 06/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Things really heat up in this collection 10 dvd from beginning to end. Major spotlights Elizabeths' death dream sequence Eves' arrival and her disdain towards Adam and her obsession of Jeff Clark whom she remembers as Peter Bradford, a past love. However this pales in comparison to Angeliques' attack on Barnabas, which causes him to be under her power and Nicolas slapping Eve in the face because of her sarcasm towards him. Top all that with great special effects and spooky moments and you have yourself a winner here."