Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Audio Dramas to be Reissued

Big Finish Productions are to reissue a number of their Dark Shadows CD audio dramas for the US retail market, as part of a new broader distribution for the range. Eight titles have been repackaged in larger DVD-style cases, with the aim of making the stories available from more mainstream sales outlets.

The new editions will be available from February 25, and are only available from US retailers. The CD case editions will continue to be available from Big Finish directly, along with new titles in CD casing as they are released. Big Finish will continue to be the sole outlet for downloads of the Dark Shadows stories. Amazon.com have begun to list the new editions:

Please note that third party sellers currently offering the titles through these listings will have stock of original CD case editions, not the new DVD packaging.

Selby's Sunday Forum

David Selby (Quentin) will be appearing at the Sunday Forum at the Washington National Cathedral on February 22, as part of their celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday. Admission is free and the event will be webcast live on the event website. For more information, click here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Audio Dramas Facebook Group

Listeners of Big Finish's range of Dark Shadows Audio Dramas can now keep up to date with the latest news at their official Facebook group. The site includes recording photos, information and discussion. Pay it a visit by clicking here.

The latest Dark Shadows Dramatic Reading, The Wicked and the Dead, has just been released, starring Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask and John Karlen as Carl Collins. The CD is out now and it should be available on download shortly.

Dark Shadows 2009 Festival News

The Dark Shadows Festival is now accepting memberships for its 2009 celebrations, taking place on August 15-16 at Newark, NJ's Renaissance Airport Hotel. Special guests include Jonathan Frid (Barnabas), John Karlen (Willie), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie), Lara Parker (Angelique), Marie Wallace (Eve) and Donna Wandrey (Roxanne).

The Festival are also offering some new merchandise, including Dark Shadows Resurrected books signed by Barbara Steele (1991 Julia) and Worldvision's original 1-inch Dark Shadows master tapes, which were used for Sci-Fi broadcasts throughout the 1990s. To visit the website, click here.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

David Selby Interview

The TheaterMania website has interviewed David Selby (Quentin) on his upcoming role as Abraham Lincoln in The Heavens are Hung in Black, due to open at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington DC on February 8. David discusses his life-long fascination with Lincoln and the role of Quentin Collins. To read more, click here.