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The most archetypally hilarious moment in the Gold Key DS books was when some ancient Druid or Leviathan or whatever was shown performing a dread incantation from a forbidden grimoire.The words went INNA-GADDA-DA-VIDA and some other mumbo jumbo. Too perfect.

I wonder if the people who collect these and the reprints are getting them for the camp value.Any other reason why they'd want to have these things around the house is a complete mystery to me. The very first one was kind of fun just because it was so outrageous. Plus, Cassandra was a character although I believe it came out in 1969 by which time she had long since been written out of the series.

G.

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According to this review, Joe mentions that in the 1950s, an apartment could be rented in NYC for $24 a month. That seems much more fantastical than any of the storylines on DS.

Thinking of folks living now in NYC and praying for your safety, health and sanity.

G.

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It's tempting to imagine that Frid had just uttered the immortal line, "Come on baby, light my fire."

G.

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I checked Spectrum TV and got a screen stating that my browser is too outdated to run the channel.

I hope you enjoy the series if you do watch.

G.

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That actually looks pretty interesting. I wonder whether one can access "Spectrum" on the interwebs.

I'd never heard of Bridget Regan, but she engaged my interest in the trailer, and she was competing with a shirtless Josh Hartnett--she gets a gold star for that. Barbara Hershey is always so fascinating, too, and appears here in a matriarch role.

Sounds like the kind of thing DS fans might enjoy!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Original Settings and Design
« on: March 25, 2020, 04:19:34 AM »
Also, to note that ornate grandfather clocks show up in all the grand manor houses in all the Gothic films of Hollywood yesteryear... so, it was certainly one of the significant elements that Sy would have sought out when working on the sets. I've wondered just where he bought the furniture and some other props... and what happened to them afterwards.

There's actually a list of a bunch of furniture and props from the Canadian soap Strange Paradise that were sold at an auction sometime around June or July 1970, if I recall aright... I can look for it and post it in this thread, if people are curious. Inventory lists of this kind are often curiously fascinating to peruse.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Original Settings and Design
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:53:57 AM »
Not related to the grandfather clock, but I seem to recall in the original edition of KLS's DS Scrapbook a quote from Sy Tomashoff about including a secret passage in the Collinwood drawing room set (and then doing the same for the Old House drawing room when that was first designed, around episode 70 I think). There was no specification in the script, he said; it was simply that they were creepy old houses in a Gothic melodrama so he felt it went without saying that there HAD to be secret passageways.

G.

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A friend just wrote to me that every episode of DS is available on Tubi now, for free. They run commercials, which can be a little difficult on streaming because usually the ads are inserted randomly rather than during the actual commercial breaks.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Dark Shadows: Remembering The Show?
« on: March 17, 2020, 01:46:54 AM »
Interesting. I'd pretty much presumed that the sequel or reboot or whatever it was supposed to be was dead in the water... then again, Grayson used to say "nobody ever really dies on Dark Shadows."

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '22 I / Re: The Crucible on DVD
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:17:37 PM »
That is very cool. It was great seeing Thayer and Clarice in this, and I think that actress who played Hallie/Carrie Stokes was one of the children in it.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:38:01 PM »
This scene is like a trial run for the Burton/Depp movie. Except that Barnabas isn't wearing clown makeup.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: March 05, 2020, 05:38:40 PM »
"Sarah" (if it really is Sarah) has dialogue today that makes her sound like a New Age guru.

Again, I'm glad this "book" is coming to an end soon.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:55:40 PM »
That's bizarre that they used that print! But, go figure...

It mostly looked great apart from those weird, rough edits ... I don't know just when I'll feel moved to watch the movie again. And yeah, I'm sure Darren was really torn up about this. I know I might have had to go to a parking lot and smash a lot of cheap china, if I'd been in his shoes.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 01, 2020, 05:10:45 PM »
This old thread used to involve NoDS. So I'll just write a little note to say that last night, I finally watched the DVD issue of NoDS. It is actually the first time I have sat through the entire film in around three decades, I think. I used to fast forward through a lot of it when I'd get out the videotape (please don't take away my fan card).

I really felt as if I were watching it for the first time because the picture was so crisp and the color, outstandingly, was far superior to my old tape which was derived from a 1990s laserdisc. I thought the DVD aspect ratio was superior as well to the laserdisc version.  The movie was just stunningly beautiful to watch, even though the story about two thirds of the way through dissolved into an incomprehensible mess.

I found myself more baffled than ever by the state in which this was released to the public. The MGM suits bear full responsibility for their ridiculous demand that the Dan and Sam re-edit the movie over a weekend. If they'd been given more time to re-edit, it's possible that the result would have been more coherent. I think the movie starts to fall apart at the point when it gets to the titular "Night of Dark Shadows," when Claire and Alex have come back from NYC with the old portrait of Charles (I'd forgotten that was ever seen in the movie at all). There are some startlingly sloppy edits in the movie from that point on--looks as if the tech was re-cutting it with the end of a very blunt razor blade.

As the movie further unwound and the numerous narrative drop-outs accumulated, I became acutely aware that the average viewer must have had no idea at all what was going on. I don't have the energy to enumerate all the missing material that results in the whole point of the story simply being removed. Darren's done incredible work documenting all of it.

The most puzzling gaffe for me were a couple of really abrupt edits/shot switches in the sequence of the ghost Angelique's attack on Alex. I think those must have been the result of some technical difficulties in filming the sequence that Curtis ran out of time to resolve. But who knows? Maybe they removed something significant that happened in the sequence. And the result was those weirdly off-base edits. Hackwork.

Another odd note--I don't really have time or opportunity to check, but I'm sure a brief music cue was missing from the DVD print. I remember it occurring when Quentin and Tracy have arrived at Collinwood at the beginning, and the p.o.v. switches to somebody (presumably Angelique's ghost) looking down from an upper window. On that shot, there used to be a brief cue that was heard. The shot played in silence on my disc.

Thanks to the fact that I watched it from beginning to end for once, I saw many beautiful shots of Grayson I didn't recall from those long-ago sessions with it. That was maybe the best gift of all. I'm so sorry that the climactic moment of her performance in the movie is gone now.

But there's always the trailers...

cheers, G.

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Hahaha! You missed this:

Our anti-hero of the story is Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), who was cursed by a jealous witch Angelique (Lara Parker). She killed Barnabas’ true love, Josette (Mary Cooper), and curses Barnabas to be a creature of the night. The dreaded Vampire. Barnabas is a 175-years-old and is an ancestor to the current family members, but tells them he is a distant cousin. Dr. Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) discovers Barnabas when invited to move into Collinwood.


I think Mary Cooper's estate needs to sue for residuals.  I hope TLATKLS doesn't see this idiocy.

G.

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