Posted February 06 2007 - 11:25 AM
| If I'm not mistaken, didn't MPI release the complete episodes of the material on volumes 1-8 at the tail end of their "Collector's Series" VHS range? |
As far as I know, I believe you're correct.
On another note, I have been trying to resolve the episode numbering for quite some time. I understand the difference between 1225 (the total number of episodes) and 1245 (the increase due to the show being preempted twenty times). What I don't understand, however, is when you get to an episode that (e.g.) reads as 362/363. It's only approximately twenty-two minutes long, so it's really only one episode. Perhaps this is how they list (account for) the preempted episodes? That would make sense. I have seen this two or three times on the Dark Shadows
Collection 2 (or maybe it was Collection 3) DVDs. But that's only part of the problem for me.
When I multiply 25 boxed sets by 40 episodes each, I get 1,000 episodes. To this I add the final boxed set (Collection 26, consisting of 19 episodes). To this figure I then add 209 episodes (pre-Barnabas episodes, now included on the Dark Shadows: The Beginning
DVDs), for a total of 1,228 episodes. There has to be some overlap that I'm missing. My guess--and it is only a guess--is that it occurs around the time of Jason McGuire's demise (or just before that, at the wedding that almost took place).
I know, I should be doing more interesting things with my time--LOL.