That’s right Dark Shadows fans, if you want to own every single episode of the cult classic soap opera, you’re going to have to dish out a whopping $600! With the resurrection of Dark Shadows in the Johnny Depp film (coming May 11), MPI Entertainment thought that now would be the perfect time to release Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series.
The massive box set will be available on May 8, just a few days before the film, and will contain the WHOLE series on DVD in one beautifully encased black coffin, with archetypical red lining inside. On top of every single episode, the set will also include bonus material, like over 100 interviews, bloopers, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and cast reunion, as well as a 96-page commemorative booklet.
Here are the official details on the Dark Shadows box set:
This limited edition boxed set contains every eerie episode of the original Gothic suspense series DARK SHADOWS (1966-1971) plus a wealth of bonus interviews with the stars and creative members that made the supernatural thriller a cult favorite and an enduring television classic.
- 131 DVDs with all 1,225 Complete Episodes
- Commemorative large Coffin package (housing 22 amarays)
- Deluxe booklet with episode summaries & photographs
- Special Bloopers, Treasures & Behind The Scenes DVD s
- Over 120 Bonus Cast & Crew Video Interviews
- Autographed Postcard by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins)
- Limited Numbered Edition
- Other features include nickel hinges, black ribbon to hold the lid when open, matte and foil coating
- Box dimensions: (Coffin), 13 ½ L x 11 ¼ W (at widest) x 5 ¾ D.
- Shipping carton dimensions, 16.5″ x 8.5″ x 14″
- Weight Shipping carton with contents – 15.5lbs
As mentioned above, the suggested retail price on this big item is $599.98! Obviously, the average person can not afford that big of a price tag, which is why MPI is also releasing more affordable options. There will also be two single-disc DVDs out on April 10th – Dark Shadows: Fan Favorites and Dark Shadows: The Best of Barnabas – at a much more manageable price of $14.98 each, with each DVD showcasing 9 episodes, ones that are considered the best of the series.
So, who here plan on buying this massively massive Dark Shadows box set? What are your thoughts on the price?