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Night Of Dark Shadows


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<iframe frameborder="0" width="560" height="419" src="http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xilpc2?width=560&theme=none&wmode=transparent"></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xilpc2_night-of-dark-shadows-1971-p1_shortfilms" target="_blank">Night of Dark Shadows (1971) P1</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/campslasher" target="_blank">campslasher</a></i>

Never saw this, seems like an oddity as Barnabas is not actually in it.

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I saw it... it was very interesting and more like a ghost story. From what I hear, the movie was originally almost two hours and the filmmakers had to cut out a lot of scenes to fit into an alloted time allowed by MGM so it appears choppy. Overall it focuses more on Quentin then Baranbas.

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Jonathan Frid wanted nothing to do with Dark Shadows by this time.

I saw this a long time ago and I wasn't really that interested at the time - I think I was more invested in what we weren't seeing than what we were.

The Dark Shadows movie book had a list of some of the scenes that were cut. I can't remember all of them, but there was a picnic between Kate Jackson and David Selby, a longer version of the seance scene. There was a lot with Grayson Hall that was cut, which upset Sam Hall, as he had tried to write a real showcase for his wife.

It just seemed fairly generic and typical for that era.

They found the print, with no sound, about ten years ago. I hope it might be released at some point. I hope none of that has been forgotten because of the new movie. From what I've read about the movie so far it sounds like as big a piece of crap as anything Tim Burton squeezes out.

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Night of Dark Shadows was a fantastic film. Well cast, the atomosphere was perfect and although choppy due to the last minute cut, you can clearly see the greatness. I hate that it didn't work out and ended the series. I do love the fact that Barnabas wasn't in it. There was a specific reason Jonathan Frid didn't want to do it, but I can't remember. I think maybe he wanted to play a different character, something he eventually got with Bramwell Collins on the main show.

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