Barnabas Collins first in collection 6
Roger J. Albert | Madawaska, ME | 07/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been renting the Dark Shadows beginning DVD collections from Netflix and collection 6 is the first time we see Barnabas Collins, the vampire. It's also the first set to be in color. I have read that Collection 16 is the best so I have that one on my wish list to buy. The others I will continue to rent because I dont have room to store all these DVDs. If you do there is a great special of the entire collection for only $200. Check for it on Amazon. Like everyone else I first saw a glimps of this show when I was 12. I just recalled the series lately and looked it up. I am enjoying it very much. I am from Maine and the references to Bangor and the coastal areas seem familiar to me, As do the characters. Even 30 years later, The storyline still seems current and not forced. I guess that's why it's still around."
Gothic Romance Revisited
J. Faust | Sch. Haven, PA USA | 01/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was only 11 years old when Dark Shadows went off the air. I was still a big fan. When PBS started broadcasting episodes during the 1980's, I was hooked all over again! For anyone who saw the original and enjoyed it, the DVD's are excellent. The quality is amazing and the interviews are priceless. Reintroduce yourself to a piece of nostalgia."
Rating for MPI 's awful packaging. NOT for the Dark Shadows
Chloe | CT, USA | 02/16/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing I'm the only one that seems to be displeased with MPI's shoddy packaging of the Dark Shadows series. I have had to send for replacements of my DVD sets countless times throughout the past couple of months. I don't like the way they cram the DVDs in frail holders which constantly has resulted in the tabs coming loose & falling in the case. The tabs which contain the DVDs are NOT secure & I've been discovering more & more that there are usually a couple of tabs missing.
I LOVE Dark Shadows & have been very pleased with the packaging & care put into collections 1-14. Unfortunately MPI seems to have laxed since then & have shown little regard for how they package & market these sets. The trouble had began with volume 15 onwards & I've been having trouble ever since. DVDs become dislodged & slide back & forth within the case due to their ever-broken holder tabs. I can't tell you how many discs have been badly scratched on account of this! This is NOT a result of the DVDs journey to me, it's most certainly due to MPI.
I read that Amazon had discontinued their line of volumes 1-8 from (Dark Shadows) *The Beginning* series for awhile (they've since started issuing them again) as customers complaints were very similar to mine of the inferior care put in to their DVD sets.
I'm very upset that MPI is cheap in their care of marketing these sets & felt compelled to pass my experience with this matter along to others who may be experiencing the same trouble."