40 complete, spine-tingling episodes on 4-discs
Dark Shadows DVD Set 1 contains original series episodes 210 - 250.
With its alluring tales of gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became the most popular daytime series of all time during its run on ABC from 1966-71. Much like the show's character Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden vampire released from his chained coffin after nearly 200 years, Dark Shadows retains an immortality that time steadfastly fails to erode
Barnabas locks the kidnapped Maggie Evans in an Old House basement cell, hoping she will submit to becoming the recreation of his last love, Josette. A strange young girl in old-fashioned clothing appears to Maggie and, later, to handyman Willie Loomis, who informs Barnabas she claims to live at the Old House. As Elizabeth Collins Stoddard prepares to marry blackmailer Jason McGuire, she reveals a dark secret to governess Victoria Winters. Posing as an hisitorian, Dr. Julia Hoffman arrives at Collinwood to investigate Maggie's disappearance.
Barnabas Collins intensifies his relationship with governess, Victoria Winters, who resembles his lost-love for when he is cured from his vampirism.
Threatening the jailer with a gun, Peter leads Victoria from her cell, but she is wounded as she escapes.
In the Old House, Bathia’s spell is interrupted by a visit from Naomi. Bathia is consumed by flames.
Joshua realizes the truth about Barnabas and insists he be hidden in the tower room at Collinwood.
At Nathan’s urging, Joshua goes to the Old House and is devastated to witness Barnabas rising from his coffin.
Nathan discovers Maude’s body and promises to help Trask dispose of it in return for Trask’s help.
After Barnabas kills Maude, Trask is shocked to find her dead body lying in his bed.
While attacking Maude Browning, a waterfront streetwalker, Barnabas accidentally drops his cane.
Barnabas learns of Victoria’s predicament and vows to avenge the unjust decision against her.
Victoria testifies in court. A guilty verdict is announced and she is sentenced to be hanged as a witch.
As a final effort to save her, Peter urges Victoria to tell the truth about herself, despite the risk.
At the trial, Ben reveals that Angelique is a witch, but she soon materializes and condemns Victoria.
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