Reunion at 35 and still casting shadows
Michael Ziegler | Philadelphia, Pa United States | 11/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The essential elements here are a gathering of nearly all surviving members of the cast save for "Barnabas" who is conspiciously absent. Alexandra Moltke (Victoria Winters) appears for the first time since leaving the show. Some of "Dark Shadows" most famous scenes are shown in a quick review of the actors work. Dan Curtis is also present to tie a lot together.A few genuinely funny responses in the question and answer session, particularly John Karlen (Emmy winner, but not for "Willie" who gave a perfect performance of a man having a nervous breakdown that should have won one) and a perfect impersonation of Thayer David by "Adam". Also included are star appearances on the Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show and a few adverts. I don't recommend this DVD unless you are a real fan of the show. It moves rather slowly and you see the actors as they are today, much older but wiser. But fans love them 100% and are just glad to see them all together again."
Excellent DVD with wonderful extras
Michael Ziegler | 09/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD reunites many from the cast and crew of Dark Shadows. It was filmed before an audience at the Museum of Television and Radio. After clips from the show are presented, there are questions from the audience. The bonus features on this DVD are fun. There is an interview with Jonathan Frid (Barnabas) on a 1969 episode of the Merv Griffin Show. There is also an interview with the lovely Joan Bennett (Elizabeth) from a 1970 segment of the Mike Douglas Show. Dodie Fields is also in the segment. The final vintage extra is a couple of TV commercials and a public service announcement with Katherine Leigh-Scott (Maggie). There is also a behind the scenes look at the reception held at the Museum of Television and Radio.This is a wonderful addition for those collecting Dark Shadows on DVD. It's great to hear the cast, director, and creator reminisce about this wonderful gothic soap."
Samantha J. Kerth | Richland, wa United States | 01/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off I thought It would be alot better done than it was. But I am a die hard Dark shadows fan. I found the interviews on the Mike Douglas show with Jonathon Frid and Joan Bennett very cool (their is a very annoying woman with Joan however). They do a very nice little talk with the audience however the audience asked some really stupid questions. Lara Parker still looks gorgeous after all these years. I really wished Jonathan would have been apart of it. Dan Curtis is a complete hoot. The way he threw things together and they worked the man is a genious!!!! The fruit cake that hosted this reunion should be shot"