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    "Batman: The Movie" Talkback (Spoilers)

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    FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE MOTION PICTURE SCREEN IN COLOR!
    Adam West As Batman And Burt Ward As Robin Together With All Their Fantastic Derring-Do And Their Dastardly Villains, Too!

    "Penguin, Joker, Riddler... and CATWOMAN, too! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!" - Commissioner Gordon

    Release Date: August 3, 1966
    Studio: 20th Century Fox
    Director: Leslie H. Martinson
    Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith and Frank Gorshin, with Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blank and Reginald Denny as Commodore Schmidlapp

    Plot Summary: The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman (Meriwether), The Joker (Romero), The Riddler (Gorshin) and The Penguin (Meredith) - combine forces to dispose of Batman (West) and Robin (Ward) as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust.

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    I see you are still the same Penguin.

    Hey if "Unmasked" ever airs again let me know. I was a day late and a dollar short on that PM.

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    I remember that movie. It recently came on FOX, and I recorded it. Hilarious.

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    WAP! BAM! POW! SMACK!!
    I love this movie!! It's so much fun to watch and I've got it practically memorized! And the DVD is awesome, I recommend it to all fans of this film. Now if we could only get the show on DVD...
    Anyways, *****. Great movie! I particularly enjoy the final fight scene on the Submarine where everyone falls into the ocean!
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    I love the series, and there are some great classic jokes here (ex: the shark, the bomb on the pier) but the overall pacing is bad, and the movie drags too much. Good for an occasional viewing though.

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    I actually enjoyed this, regardless of alot of things like the bending shark and the "shark repellent." It was just fun to watch, especially Alfred driving the Batmobile with just a tiny mask to cover his appearance.
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    2 things:

    1. Penguin was defeated
    2. Gotta love "Shark Repellent Spray".
    --- "I was a three bird a day pussycat until BA helped me out!"



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    "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb."

    I bought the movie today on DVD. After taping all of the episodes off TV land, this completes the Batman live action sixties franchise for me. If only Filmation's cartoons, and Return To The Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam & Burt came out on DVD. Actually the series too. I'd love to have all the episodes on chrystal clear DVD with commentary.


    This movie is great and has lots of stunts that weren't on the series. Lee Merriwether is almost as hot as Julie Newmar, and Romero, Merrideth and Gorshin are larger than life as they fight to upstage eachother. I love it that they made Penguin the leader of the bad bunch. Just like on the show, the bright colors and musical score accentuate the outragious over the top deadpan humor of it all. It looses half a star for a long and slow ending, after the bad guys are cought, for no real reason.

    The commentary was very entertaining, but West brings up wardrobe too much, and there are too many silences. The "Batman" featurette, is okay, but has a lot of the same info as the commentary. The "Batmobile" featurette was allright.

    ****1/2 for both the movie and the DVD.

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    I just watched this again the other day. Love the commentary. I just love Adam and Burt slipping in and out of character. The film is pretty good, with some wonderful bits... Bruce and his glass of milk.. the infamous Bomb disposal, Dick forced to watch Bruce's advances, the great villain line up... a great outing!

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    Holy Movie Talkback of the Month Batman!

    Welcome good citizens of Toon Zone to the June Movie Talkback of the Month. With "Spider-Man 2" set to hit theaters soon (look for the talkback from movie namesake Spider-Man on June 30), all the talk about "Batman Begins" and various rumors and news swirling around other franchises it seems like a good time to revist one of the more popular super hero movies from years ago....


    The Movie Talkback of the Month highlights some of the previously released movies in the Movie talkbacks From A to Z section. Sometimes they will be new threads and other times they will be selected from the current list like this one. Hopefully this will help foster some discussion in these threads. Look for the current Movie Talkback of the Month below the current releases in the Movie Talkback Thread Collection.
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    The way they did Joker's lipstick has always annoyed me...

    Television Blows. So enjoy it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockStomper
    The way they did Joker's lipstick has always annoyed me...
    I thought the 'tache was the first stumbling before you even get to the lipstick...

    Must pull that DVD out and watch this again!

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    I never really liked this movie. Even as the camp-fest it was supposed to be, I didn't like it beyond the whole bomb sequence on the pier. Why? For me, it just dragged ON and ON and OOONNNN, and didn't have the same flavour as the series.

    I was never a HUGE fan of the series either - I mean, I can appreciate it due to the time when it was made, but still, beyond the absolute corniness, I can't really get into it. But at least it didn't go on forever, it was more serial in nature, and it actually used the theme song once in a while.

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    I used to love this movie and the series when I was younger but now I can't even look at it without saying "What the heck was I thinking?"
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    Caught this on my cousin's satelite dish a couple of days ago. The jokes do sometimes take forever to reach the punch line. and some of the jokes are downright cringe inducing("The crime happened at sea! And Catwoman starts with "C" )

    It was entertaining, and it looked like the actors were having fun.

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    I caught this on FMC, think it was probably the second or third time I had seen it. Enjoyable and extremely corny, just like the original series. The perfect movie to watch on the weekend. =D

    Of course, now that I'm typing this, I just realized I missed Encore's second run of my favorite cinematic outing of the Dark Knight, Tim Burton's Batman Returns. That sort of makes me sad.
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    I never really see the show, but the series has been parodied SO much i know exactly what the show was about, i couldn't help not picking it up counting it was only 5.50 and i'm a batman fan, i was glad i did, it entertained me, that was about a year go though, after finding this thread i kind of want to see it again, i remember the menus were very well done. I enjoyed the cheesyness enough that i'd actually buy the 60s series if it ever came out on dvd.

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    I haven't seen the movie in years, but we had an old VHS copy that I used to watch quite a bit as a kid. I should probably pick up the DVD just for the nostalgic value. I remember thinking how cool it was that we got a lot of Batman's major adversaries in the same movie, and I think it had the hottest Catwoman. Yeah, I know everybody loves Julie Newmar and considers her the best Catwoman, but I always liked Lee Meriwether more.
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    Did someone die in this movie?

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    I can always watch this movie up to the part where the villians proclaim themselves the "United Underworld"...then I just can't stand another moment of it, no matter how funny it is!

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