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"Batman: The 1960s Classic TV Series" Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by James Harvey, May 12, 2001.

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Discuss the classic 1960s "Batman" TV Series and Rate It!

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  1. defunctzombie

    defunctzombie 1992 not 2002
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    I seriously believe we will need another Watchmen crisis to get this show out, but since WB has learned their lesson this time that probably won't happen.

    There is the possibility that this set may not come until long after anyone from the show is gone. :sad:
     
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  3. Trevor

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    Well Adam West has made sure that if he does pass away before the series is released on DVD/Blu-Ray/Home Video he's left some of his memories of the show out there. (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Batman-Adam-West-Naked/12403)

    But you have to realize that it's not just DC and Fox character's that need to be cleared. But think of how many people popped out of the windows that Batman and Robin climbed up, with just about every major studio having a character appear in a window. Plus the actor's and the families (if the actor has passed away) would have to sign off. Even a PD character like Santa Claus would need the actor or actor's family to sign off.
     
  4. Hanshotfirst1138

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    I would guess that it goes deeper than Fox vs. Universal. It sounds like there are a number of parties involved that would have to be paid, like music rights, DC and Warner, Fox, Universal, various people involved on working on the show who might have been independent, etc. My guess would be that handling the confluence of these factors would just be more than any of these parties would want to pay.
     
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    I did read your thread and I also read that when tvshows first posted it. But I've got to question who came up with that wikipedia thing.
     
  7. defunctzombie

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    It's wikipedia. Potato chip Bob could have put it there.
     
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    will batman escape? will he be released to be released . stay tuned , same
    bat time same bat channel.;)
     
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    Man, after reading that tvshowsondvd.com article I had no idea the rights to this series were that messed up.
    Having to re-license whole characters just because they make cameos or get separate licenses for costumes?! That's insane.
     
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    Well, back in the 60's no one was thinking about releasing TV shows on 16" film reels for home video consumption, so it makes sense that all the contracts made back then would be for broadcast only.

    Of course, it's too bad that Fox, even if they only had 5 or 6 episodes cleared, wouldn't release a "Best Of" collection.
     
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    ShadowGUN YES!YES!YES!

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    Holy DVD collection, Batman. It about time they release the series on DVD. I hope when they say complete series they also mean the movie as well.
     
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    The movie has been available on dvd for quite some time actually.
     
  14. Michael24

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    I have no particular interest in it, but it's about time this thing was coming out.

    Although why the news would come from frikkin' Conan of all people is baffling. LOL!
     
  15. James Harvey

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    Official statement from the studio:

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    Would have been much more interested in this a few years back, but it's a good thing that the show is finally getting a release.
     
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    Not a fan, but this is pretty huge news. This is one of the most requested series for DVD.
     
  18. Peter Paltridge

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    I've been watching this on MeTV for some time now. I love how bonkers it is. I'm so relieved they got the rights worked out while Adam West was still alive to film extras.

    Think all the wall-scaling cameos will be intact?
     
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    So here's the $64,000 question: how does 20th Century Fox* figure into this? What about other companies and other potential license fees? More importantly, however, and overall, what's the catch?

    *The rights holders to the TV series, who can have it aired on TV whenever they want, and who own the original characters that were created just for this TV show (King Tut is a public domain figure, so DC Comics were able to include a villain by that particular name in the comics).

    Sent from my iPod touch using toonzone
     
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    THere's also the question of right issues leading to hacked up episodes.
     

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