Just released this week on DVD and Blu-ray, DARK SHADOWS is the hugely uneven big screen adaptation of the goofy daytime soap opera first introduced to television audiences in the late 1960s. Centered on Barnabas Collins, a vampire who wakes up in 1972 from a 200 year nap, the film is a weird comedy/horror hybrid that sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. That said, the movie never disappoints in the areas of style and design. Beautifully imagined, it’s a true feast for the eyes and, despite the hysterical claims made against it, proved to be a box office moneymaker with a world-wide gross of almost $240 m (and that’s not even counting upcoming ancillary sales).
Responding to critics’ cries that the film would be a flop, BURTON was sanguine at the press conference to promote its theatrical release. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
TIM BURTON’S DARK SHADOWS is available now on DVD and Blu-ray
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