Dark Shadows

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Dark Shadows

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Imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better and are in need of his protection.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ... [et. al.] ; writers, Seth Grahame-Smith, John August ; director, Tim Burton
Title: Dark shadows
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, c2012
Edition: Rental ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 12, 2014
  • mMat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.


Report This Mar 11, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A lot of people criticized this as just another excuse for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (I think this is their 8th film together) to screw around. And Depp does follow the formula he's been using since "Pirates:" funny haircut, elaborate costume, accent. Maybe because I had really low expectations, but I kinda enjoyed this big screen adaptation of the cult TV show. It's largely a triumph of production design (Charles Addams meets the groovy 70s) and casting. Depp is supported (and often upstaged) by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Helena Bonham-Carter and a very sensual Eva Green. Alice Cooper and Christopher Lee have bit parts. I never saw the show, so can't compare, but some fans objected to the kitschy, tongue in cheek tone of this.

Report This Jan 03, 2014
  • Ann1000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was surprised to find I LOVED this movie! I had actually expected not to, which is why I waited so long to see it. I was a Dark Shadows fan as a kid, and I too was happy to see how much of the original storyline they used. I went back a re-watched original episodes to compare and was pleasantly astonished to discover some of the original dialog was even incorporated into the script! As I often do in Tim Burton films, I found the over the top makeup for Barnabas distracting but I thoroughly enjoyed Depp's portrayal of the character. I also loved the 1972 humor references. I lived through 1972 and they got it EXACTLY right! Loved that! Also loved the Gorey reference in Barnabas' daytime costume, complete with umbrella. Also loved the cameos of some of the original Dark Shadows cast. How do I give this a whole row of stars?

Report This Dec 30, 2013
  • helenswims rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The majority of this movie was mostly just dialouge. I thought they had a really good storyline and they had brilliant actors who really acted out their part. Part of the reason I watched this movie was for Chloe Grace Moretz.

Report This Dec 05, 2013
  • LAURA WOLFE GARDENER rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was a HUGE Dark Shadows fan when I was age 7-10 when it was first on the air. Truly, I was one of those kids who ran home from school to watch the show. I even started watching the soaps before it because I was waiting for DS. I was disappointed when I heard that Burton and Depp were taking a more comedic approach to the movie. However, I was actually quite pleased with the film, itself. For sure, there were a lot of funny bits but there was also a respect for the core characters and the core storyline. I ended up watching the movie twice because during the first viewing I was riddled with anaesthetic from surgery earlier that day and I, literally, could not remember a thing afterwards. Depp does an amazing impression of Jonathan Frid's 'Barnabas Collins', down to little facial tics and his cadence of speech. If you were/are a Dark Shadows fan, keep an open mind but definitely watch the film. If you are new to the world of Dark Shadows, then definitely watch the original TV episodes and the movies.

Report This Nov 07, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A stylish fantasy that featured the culture (Moody Blues, hippies, Alice Cooper etc) of 1972; fast paced events on vampire, witch, romance, obsession, family, dark secrets and a grand old mansion.

Report This Nov 06, 2013
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I only watched this for Chloe Moretz

Report This Aug 14, 2013
  • spens02 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG Barnabhus Collinswas (johny depp) so great in dark shadows how romantic and funny and very loyal in my opinon its the greatest movie ive ever seen

Report This Aug 03, 2013
  • AnnaBodhi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I didn't care for this one. It was slow and boring. The characters were not as developed as I would have liked and the story was weak. I gave it one star for the set and costumes.

Report This Aug 03, 2013
  • mamiuno rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

itz waz veri gud,tim burton strikez again wit other hit...

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Report This Aug 15, 2013
  • Brisingr2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Report This Nov 07, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Barnabas: You know, there was a time long ago when I believed money makes the man. When I believed it was the answer to all that ailed us. But it is not the size of the house that makes the man great Master David. It is the people he shares it with. Money will come and go. Family is the only real wealth. David: So we don't need money to make our family great again? Barnabas: No, Don't be daft. We shall need an exorbitant amount of money.

Report This May 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Barnabas Collins (voiceover): "It is said that blood is thicker than water. It is what defines us, binds us... curses us."

Report This May 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Barnabas Collins (to The Carpenters on TV): "What sorcery is this? Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!"

Report This May 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Julia Hoffman: "Every year I get half as pretty and twice as drunk."

Report This Mar 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“If it’s not one thing it’s another.” -Gilda Ratner, alias Rosanne Roseanna Danna


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Report This Nov 14, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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