|Barnabas (dark shadows)
||[Feb. 17th, 2011|07:56 pm]
Back in the seventies, i watched dark shadows in the cinema.
I have tryed to get it on dvd, but i can only have it with region 1 and this i can not use in Europe.
Now i have seen that a new one is to get to preorder at amazon uk, but i dont know if this is the one i saw back in the seventies or if it is new eppisodes?
Can anyone enlighgten me?
It has always ben the scriest of all wampire movies to me.
I took a look at the listing and it's not obvious but this isn't a DVD but a comic book/graphic novel based on the TV series from the 1960's. There was at least one movie based on the TV series. There was an attempt at re-making the series back in the early '90's with Ben Cross as Barnabas Collins but it was very short lived. They are about to make a movie with Johnny Depp as Barnabas. That show scared the heck out of me back in the 1960's when I was a small child!
Hopefully once the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie comes out there will be interest in the show again and they will reissue it. Looks like Michele Pfeiffer may also be in it. They start filming in April.
You can get dvd players that will play all regions and they are inexpensive. I think ours cost us 19 GBP from amazon.co.uk. We have a ton of movies from the US and now movies from the UK and we can watch all of them on the same dvd player. :)
Hmmm, the Dark Shadows I remember was a tv series with Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. That ran for many years - something like 600 episodes.
What you linked to is a compilation of some of the comic book adaptations of that tv series, not the episodes themselves.
There was a House of Dark Shadows movie in 1970, also based on the tv series... is that what you're remembering?
I remember the TV series soap opera from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I can’t wait for the upcoming Johnny Depp film! I’m willing to bet when the film comes out the soap opera will be fully released on DVD as well.
So, Bjarne, ;o) you and I and all the other Dark Shadows fans will need to be patient.
As my_stitching has said, you can get universal DVD players. My brother moved his family from Michigan to Berlin and he needed a universal player for his little girls to be able to watch all of their movies. If you do that, I found this: http://www.liquidation-dvd-sets.com/product.php?productid=38420
I used to watch that too as a teenager. They didn't have video recorders then so if I was going to miss it, my mom would set my cassette recorder next to it and record the sound for me. Its the only soap opera I ever watched.
I see it on different tv channels occasionally and can't believe how silly some of the acting was, but I did have a thing for David Selby (the werewolf), and poor Barnabas. I especially loved it when they'd go into the past.
I didn't know about the Johnny Depp version so now I'm excited about that.