Dark Shadows

Depp, Johnny

SKU: 883929240524

UPC 883929240524
Release Date 2012-10-02
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 113
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Depp's performance is more than just funny -- it's ghoulishly endearing. He caresses each line with great care, as if it were a piece of candy he's unwrapping... -- Grade: B+Depp's performance is so unwavering in its commitment to eccentricity that it is hard not to be fitfully entertained.4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat. With a terrific Johnny Depp in the lead role of the creepy Barnabas Collins...Mr. Burton’s most pleasurable film in years....Lovingly adorned with Mr. Burton’s signature kinks.The film's strength lies in the juxtaposition of director Tim Burton's Gothic world with '70s pop culture references such as lava lamps and the music of the Carpenters.Burton's visuals are a sumptuous treat, as is Depp's unerring sense of mischief, playing Barnabas Collins, a vampire with family problems.3 stars out of 5 -- DARK SHADOWS looks gloweringly gorgeous, the cast more than earn their keep, and the climactic CG conflagration stops the show...With inventive, fondly detailed art direction and moments of genre homage glee, this is studded with things to cherish...Transformed into a vampire and entombed for 200 years after betraying vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), 18th century fishing magnate Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) returns to Collinwood Manor in 1972, only to find his once proud estate in ruins and his family plagued by macabre secrets. It was the year 1752 when Barnabas' parents came to America to expand their business empire. But after establishing the thriving New England fishing town of Collinsport, the family experienced a series of misfortunes when Barnabas fell for the gorgeous Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcoate) and cast aside beautiful witch Angelique, who cursed him with eternal life and buried him deep in the earth. Returning home to Collinwood Manor after being dug up by a construction crew in 1972, Barnabas learns that Angelique has nearly driven his family out of business, and turned the townspeople against them. Determined matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) employs live-in psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter) and enchanting governess Victoria Winters (Heathcoate) to try and help young David Collins (Gully McGrath) get over the mysterious death of his beloved mother, but as Barnabas gets acquainted with his distant ancestors -- including Elizabeth's black-sheep brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller) and headstrong teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz) -- their suffering weighs heavily on his shoulders. Later, when Angelique learns that Barnabas has returned on a mission to restore his family to its former glory and fallen for the radiant Victoria (who is actually Josette reincarnate), she vows to make his suffering unimaginable if he should dare refuse her once again. Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, and Gulliver McGrath co-star.
Cast Tim Burton (Director)
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Tom Johnson (Sound Re-Recording)
Katterli A. Frauenfelder (Assistant Director)
Carol Hemming (Hairstylist)
John Bush (Set Decorator)
Joss Williams (Special Effects Supervisor)
Ronnie Spector (Makeup)
John August (Story)
Bruno Delbonnel (Director of Photography)
Michael Semanick (Sound Re-Recording)
BUF (Visual Effects Designer)
Joel Harlow (Special Makeup Effects)
Francesca Jaynes (Choreographer)
Tom Sayers (Sound)
James Grogan (Fight Choreographer)
Method Studios (Visual Effects Designer)
Julian Slater (Sound)
Karen Myers (Hairstylist)
Paul Gooch (Hairstylist)
Eunice Huthart (Stunt Coordinator)
Siobhan Lyons (Production Manager/UPM)
MPC (Visual Effects Designer)
Anita Dhillon (Computer Graphics)
Mattes and Miniatures (Visual Effects Designer)
Nick Chopping (Stunt Coordinator)
Orla Carroll (Hairstylist)
Erik Nordby (Optical/Digital Effects)
Chris Lowe (Supervising Art Director)
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou (Hairstylist)
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou (Makeup Designer)
Seth Grahame-Smith (Story)
Seth Grahame-Smith (Screenwriter)
Mike Higham (Music Director)
Mike Higham (Music Editor)
Debbi Salmon (Hairstylist)
Debbi Salmon (Makeup)
Jessie Thiele Schroeder (Post-Production Supervisor)
Sophia Knight (Makeup)
Eva Marieges (Hairstylist)
Eva Marieges (Makeup)
Kevin Hahn (Optical/Digital Effects)
Peta Bayley (Animation Supervisor)
Helena Bonham-Carter (Star)
Johnny Depp (Star)
Jonathan Frid (Cameo)
Jackie Earle Haley (Star)
William Hope (Co-Star)
Christopher Lee (Co-Star)
Lara Parker (Cameo)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Star)
Shane Rimmer (Co-Star)
Kathryn Leigh Scott (Cameo)
David Selby (Cameo)
Michael J. Shannon (Co-Star)
Nigel Whitmey (Co-Star)
Alice Cooper (Cameo)
Jonny Lee Miller (Star)
Thomas Grube (Co-Star)
Ivan Kaye (Co-Star)
Josephine Butler (Co-Star)
Sean Mahon (Co-Star)
Eva Green (Star)
Harry Taylor (Co-Star)
Chloe Grace Moretz (Co-Star)
Philip Bulcock (Co-Star)
Hannah Murray (Co-Star)
Josephine McGrail (Co-Star)
Gully McGrath (Co-Star)
Bella Heathcote (Co-Star)
Ray Shirley (Co-Star)
Victoria Bewick (Co-Star)
Alexia Osborne (Co-Star)
Justin Tracy (Co-Star)
Susanna Cappellaro (Co-Star)
Glen Mexted (Co-Star)
Guy Flanagan (Co-Star)
Sophie Kennedy Clark (Co-Star)
Richard Hollis (Co-Star)
Felicity Brangan (Co-Star)
Michael Anthony Brown (Co-Star)
Charlotte Spencer (Co-Star)
Gabriel Freilich (Co-Star)
Jeff Mash (Co-Star)
Raffey Cassidy (Co-Star)
Janine Craig (Co-Star)
Dominica Van Santen (Co-Star)
Adelle Young (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region [unknown] Note: Deleted Scenes Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.35000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Family,Horror
Attribute DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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