Being a huge Dark Shadows fan I was very frustrated when I realized the collection totally skipped the first 200 shows. The description does not list which episodes are on the disc and it's pretty easy to get lost. It would have been nice to have received the series as the "COLLECTION" it was meant to be.
The Dark Shadows DVD collections can be confusing. Here's what I've learned.
The DVDs listed here as "Dark Shadows: Season 01, 02, 03 etc." are old VHS titles that are NOT
representative of the DVD series.
" Dark Shadows - The Beginning" collections 1 thru 6, start with episode 1 and deal the Collins family before the appearance of Barnabas Collins, the vampire.
"Dark Shadows - DVD Collection" 1 thru 26 cover the rest of the series, with vampires, witches and other nasty creatures. This is the best part of the series.
For up to date info on the episodes available on DVD, see http://www.darkshadowsdvd.com.
This is a great dvd if you like old tv shows and/or enjoy creepy stuff. If you are a fan you get to see when Barnabus Collins first arrives in town. Great television with a creative characters and plot. That's exactly what it is.