On October 2nd, Warner Brothers will release Tim Burton’s big-screen adaptation of “Dark Shadows” on BluRay and DVD. This will be the first of three “Dark Shadows” film properties released in October (the original films, “House of Dark Shadows” and “Night of Dark Shadows” will be released on BluRay/DVD on October 30th. While both the BluRay and the DVD will contain special features, it looks as if the BluRay will have the bulk of the supplemental material. Also, the BluRay will be issued as a combo pack, including a standard-definition DVD copy, and an “Ultraviolet” digital copy for use on computers, mobile devices, etc. The retail for the BluRay edition will be $35.99, while the DVD will cost fans $28.98.
The film, directed by Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) and written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), stars Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands, The Lone Ranger) as Barnabas Collins, and features Michelle Pheifer, Helena Bonham-Carter, Chloe Moretz, and Eva Green. (Special Features below)
BluRay “Behind The Scenes” Focus Points:
1) BECOMING BARNABAS – It takes more than just a set of prosthetic fangs! Get the scoop from directly from Johnny Depp on his reimagining of this infamous and undead cult character.
2) WELCOME TO COLLINSPORT! – Explore every strange nook and peculiar cranny of the most spectacularly detailed city to never exist!
3) A MELEE OF MONSTROUS PROPORTIONS – Join the fight and experience the thrilling final battle sequence in a way that only Tim Burton and Johnny Depp could imagine.
4) ANGELIQUE: A WITCH SCORNED – Johnny Depp and Eva Green reveal the lurid details of their character’s centuries old lascivious and tumultuous relationship.
5) RELIVING A DECADE – From groovy bell bottoms to classic rock & roll, strut through the Collinsport of the 70s and discover the topsy-turvy world that Barnabas finds himself in after centuries in the grave.
6) DARK SHADOWY SECRETS – Watch out for exploding buildings and all manner of bizarre, supernatural occurrences as Tim Burton’s spectacular props and special effects wizards bring this eccentric world to crazy life.
7) THE COLLINSES: EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS DEMONS – Become scarily familiar with this creepy cast of quirky characters as Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and their co-stars reveal their unique working relationship.
8) COOPER ROCKS COLLINSPORT! – Shock rock the night away with the master of musical horror himself, Alice Cooper, as Johnny Depp and the cast invite him to rock the roof off of Collinsport Manor.
9) VAMPIRES, WITCHES AND WEREWOLVES, OH MY! – Uncover the method behind Tim Burton’s madness as he twists and tweaks his favorite classic movie monsters for the gothic universe of Dark Shadows.
- “Dr Hoffman and Elizabeth Discuss Barnabas”
- “David and Barnabas Discuss Dinosaurs”
- “Carolyn and Victoria”
- “Girl Talk”
- “Police Warn Willie and Barnabas”
- “Dr Hoffman Offers Victoria Help”
BluRay AND DVD Feature:
THE COLLINSES: EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS DEMONS – Become scarily familiar with this creepy cast of quirky characters as Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and their co-stars reveal their unique working relationship.
Nathan Erdel is studying telecommunications at Indiana University. An actor, writer, and filmmaker, Nathan is currently developing “Mr. Dark’s Tales of Terrifying Things,” a horror program hosted by Bloomington’s own Pretorius Dark. When he’s not perusing record stores or questing in his life-long search for the perfect wheat beer, Nathan is serving as one of the organizers of the Dark Carnival Film Fest (www.darkcarnivalfilmfest.com).