I love Johnny Depp. He always plays the most interesting characters, especially when he’s teamed up with Director Tim Burton. The two of them have collaborated on several films together including Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Their most recent collaboration was Dark Shadows. Dark Shadows is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.
If you are unfamiliar with the movie here is the film’s synopsis;
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.
Johnny Depp is the perfect choice for the part of Barabas. I don’t think anyone could have played that part better. Check out the film’s trailer (below). If you are reading this via e-mail you can view the trailer here, http://bit.ly/U0yYES.
It looks like a fun movie. It’s not really a family friendly film but it should be OK for older children.
Don’t forget, you can own Dark Shadows on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Digital Download from from Warner Home Entertainment Group. You can purchase the film at the Warner Bros. Shop (click here) or look for it at a retailer near you.
I have one (1) blu-ray combo pack to give to a lucky reader.
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