Question: In 1989/1990, I believe there was a remake of Dark Shadows on network television. I think it was a one-season show and could have been a mini-series. Can you tell me if it is available on video? Ann Marie D., Dallas, Tex.
Televisionary: Several episodes are available on VHS as either Dark Shadows: the Revival Series or Dark Shadows 1991, Ann Marie, but copies may be hard to find since I believe they're not being distributed anymore. You may, however, be able to order it used so check your favorite online video retailer.
And for those of you who aren't familiar with the revival, NBC aired a new version of the 1966-71 daytime cult hit Dark Shadows from January through March of 1991. Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) played vampire Barnabas Collins, who was revived after a long sleep in the Collins family mausoleum and Joanna Going (Inventing the Abbotts, Wyatt Earp) was Victoria, the woman he was obsessed with both in the present and in flashbacks from the late 18th century.