Night of Dark Shadows [Blu-ray] [Import]
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What always impressed me about 'Night of Dark Shadows' was it's subtlety. 'House of Dark Shadows' was fast, loud and very "in your face." 'Night of Dark Shadows' is quiet in comparison -- the music is lush and softer, and the pace is quite relaxed at times. However, what emerges is an underlying sense of dread which intensifies throughout the course of the film (similar to Dan Curtis' 'Burnt Offerings' from 1976). This makes the shocks and scares even more jarring, and by the end of the film, the audience is left feeling bewitched, bothered and bewildered!
It's also important to mention David Selby, who turns in an excellent performance as Quentin Collins. His moodswings and erratic behavior (sensitive one minute and vicious the next), leave us as confused as Kate Jackson's character is.
Hopefully, both 'Night of Dark Shadows' and 'House of Dark Shadows' will be released on DVD soon, with the additional footage that was removed from the films before their respective theatrical releases. As for now, both films are highly recommended to anyone who enjoyed the series.
Sad and lopsided as it plays, shorn of a conclusion, with exposition torn away in jagged strips, "Night of Dark Shadows" astonishingly still contains a quality that begs to be enjoyed. Boasting a more polished production than the previous film, it seizes upon the first film's strengths in style and narrative, honing them for marriage with a far superior script and markedly more mature style. Whereas "House of Dark Shadows" replays as a succession of loud shouting set pieces, "Night" utlises its creative peaks to punctuate a highly charged and atmospheric narrative, which is eloquently conveyed throughout by the cast, dialogue and production.
Weaving deftly through classic literary achetypes and familiar "Dark Shadows" storylines, the script impresses throughout, with its wistful themes of eternal love and ghostly reincarnation, along with a deeply human side that inspires sympathy.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Received quickly. Can't wait to watch this show! (Have the series to watch some of first.)Published 2 months ago by Vivian Jans
Nice to have if you were a fan of the television series back in the 60's and 70's - low budget film.Published 10 months ago by Sagez
Excellent follow up on the Dark Shadows and a must have to complete the collection. Watched this after the original series; all 130 discs, it was good to see the story... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2013 by CRYSTALLINE
I liked this movie, it was nice to have something more to watch once the tv series ended. I recommend it to any Dark Shadows fan.Published on Aug. 10 2013 by nurse
It was cheezy. no Dracula or maybe there was. Turned it off before it was over. Thank goodness it was bedtime.Published on Jan. 15 2013 by MJIT
I don't hate it but I never got to watch it, as it did not work, twice!!
so one day I will hopefully get to see it.
Never released on VHS and has been infrequently shown on late-night TV since the late 1970s. Not as good as House of Dark Shadows. No special features apart from a trailer.Published on Dec 16 2012 by Michael Thomson