“Dark Shadows” Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
September 21, 2012

On October 2nd, Warner Home Entertainment Group will release Dark Shadows on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download.  Vampires, werewolves and a family of quirky characters collide as “Dark Shadows” comes back to life.  If you like Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, or Tim Burton movies, you’ll want to check out Dark Shadows when it is released in stores and online.


Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series “Dark Shadows” to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.

In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start a new life in America, where they build a fishing empire in the coastal Maine town that comes to carry their name: Collinsport. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of falling in love with a beauty named Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcote) and breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death—turning him into a vampire, and then burying him…alive.

Nearly two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972, a stranger in an even stranger time. Returning to Collinwood Manor, he finds that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin, and the dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

Family matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the one person Barnabas entrusts with the truth of his identity. But his rather odd and anachronistic behavior immediately raises the suspicions of the live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), who has no idea what kind of problems she’s really digging up.

As Barnabas sets out to restore his family name to its former glory, one thing stands in his way: Collinsport’s leading denizen, who goes by the name Angie…and who bears a striking resemblance to a very old acquaintance of Barnabas Collins.

Also residing in Collinwood Manor are Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloë Grace Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gully McGrath). The longsuffering caretaker of Collinwood is Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley), and new to the Collins’ employ is David’s nanny, Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote), who is, mysteriously, the mirror image of Barnabas’ one true love, Josette.


1 – Honestly, the first thing I would do would be to brush my teeth – yucky!

2 – I would eat anything and everything that sounded good to me.  Not to mention chugging water.  Next, I would take a long, hot shower and scrub myself clean.

3 – Then I would find clothes and put them on – hmmm…wait a minute, maybe I should do that before the shower?

4 – I would turn on the television or radio or find anything that would tell me when and where in time I was.

5 – I would try to find something familiar – whether it was a picture or a phone call.

6 – I would run outside and breathe in the crisp, fresh air.

7 – I would get rid of that box!


1 lucky reader will win Dark Shadows in the Blu-ray Combo Pack!!!


– Tell me in a comment what you would do after you had been in a box for two centuries!


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“Dark Shadows” in the Blu-ray Combo Pack was provided to me by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  The giveaway is sponsored by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

206 Responses to ““Dark Shadows” Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway”

  1. Cindi says:

    I would explore the world around me, first…
    Then, I would try to figure out who I was and
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  5. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I would eat. Then shower. Then eat some more. Then go outside to see what things looked like.

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  7. Jackie says:

    I’d probably be hungry and look for something to eat!
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    Have a cold beer!

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  16. debbie says:

    Take a long, hot shower.

  17. sandra says:

    devour tons of food

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    I would start watching the shows that have filled my DVR.

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  25. Ellie W says:

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    Check out all the TV shows!

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  31. Carol W says:

    Hmmmm. I think a shower, massage and then maybe a big meal. thanks
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  35. D Schmidt says:

    Eat chocolate and watch daytime soaps.

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  39. Tabathia B says:

    I would have visited the bathroom (and taken a bath)
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  44. Robin O says:

    If I had been in a box for two centuries I would go run a marathon to expend some of my energy!!!

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  46. Stephen N. says:

    Eat and explore the new world.

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  50. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    I’m pretty sure that the first thing I would do is, um, relieve myself. Then get a bite to eat.

  51. Natalie U says:

    I would go to the beach
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  53. Ronald O. says:

    I would first do a lot of stretching, I then would go and get something to eat, and then I would check out the new world.

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  61. Linda Kish says:

    I find a bathroom…quickly. Then some food.

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  63. mell says:

    Take a bathroom break

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  65. Kristi C says:

    I would go on a major clothes shopping spree.

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  69. Jessie C. says:

    I’d take a long bubble bath

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  74. Marci says:

    Explore the new world!

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  78. Update my Facebook status. Change my underpants.

  79. Daniel M says:

    eat shower party

  80. steve weber says:

    I’d brush my teeth, probably get a haircut, shower, new clothing

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  82. Julianna says:

    After the box I would go on trips Europe, Disneyland, anywhere fun! 🙂

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  86. Rachel D. says:

    I would go shopping!

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  90. Austin Baroudi says:

    I would try to find out about every major thing I missed for the 2 centuries I was in there!

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  95. G K says:

    Find the nearest bathroom.

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  97. Heidi V says:

    I think I would want to eat and take a bath after i get out

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  99. Angie says:

    Taking a shower and brushing my teeth would be first on my list!

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  105. Sheesh, I think first I’d take a shower. LOL.

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  108. nannypanpan says:

    lay in the sun at the pool

  109. Linda F says:

    I would go and eatall of my favorite foods.

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  114. Penny B W says:

    I would try to find chocolate and eat as much as I could until it made me sick! 😉


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  118. Lily Kwan says:

    I would have a nice meal.

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