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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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  1. TnAdct1

    TnAdct1 Ravioli, Ravioli

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    Now that we got confirmation of what's on the set, I've pre-ordered one for Christmas (I'm went with the DVD version, due to Amazon having the sets at regular price ATM, although if prices do return to below $200, I may cancel that and get the Blu-Ray set).
     
  2. James Harvey

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    A new trailer has been released promoting the upcoming Batman: The Complete TV Series home video collection! Click here to check it out!

    Additional details can be found below.

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS ADAM WEST,
    BATMAN: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES BACK TO GOTHAM FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON
    Spotlight on Beloved Actor and Highly-Anticipated Details for Blu-Ray/DVD Release at Thursday, October 9 Panel​

    Holy Bat Panels!

    Fans will get all the details on the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment puts Adam West center-stage for a Bat-tastic look at “Batman: The Complete TV Series” during a special Thursday, October 9 panel at New York Comic Con.

    Starting at 6:45pm on the Main Stage in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, fans in attendance – and those live-streaming the panel at home – will get an inside sneak peak at all the exclusive content in this long-awaited home entertainment release, as well as dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.

    “Batman: The Complete TV Series” will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Limited Edition Box Set, and on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, starting November 11, 2014.
     
  3. BartWinkle

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    I wonder what closing logo we'll see at the end of the episodes. Will it be the original 20th TELEVISION Fox one-with the pre-1967 fanfare on seasons 1 and 2-or the News Corporation era 20th Television one?
     
  4. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    Check out the latest press release and an excellent video showcasing the extensive remastering work done on the classic Batman television series!

    AN OPTION FOR EVERY BAT-FAN
    BATMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES
    Multiple Physical, Digital Editions Plus Special Offers Available 11-11-14


    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) sets a new standard for accommodating Bat-fans from the uber-avid to caped-casual with the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014. The most anticipated home entertainment release of all time will be available in several distinct packaging choices with varying content and bonus materials. These offerings include multiple national physical options - most notably, the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set - as well as varying digital selections, and a few specialty alternatives.

    "We understand the widespread demand for Batman: The Complete Television Series, and we also appreciate the varying degrees of fandom surrounding this release," said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing "To that end, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has created an option for virtually every fan's level of interest, whether that be basking in the highly collectable Limited Edition Blu-ray set or simply enjoying this landmark series in its beautifully re-mastered exhibition on Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD."

    As the ultimate collector's piece de resistance, the Limited Edition box set (SRP $269.97) is a numbered, beautifully packaged set and spotlights all 120 episodes in spectacularly-re-mastered footage on Blu-ray. The package comes complete with an exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile, 44 vintage replica trading cards, the Adam West Photobook with never-before seen images from Adam West's private archives, an extensive Episode Guide and Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes. Also included is more than three hours of extended content with featurettes such as "Hanging with Batman," a true slice of life in the words of Adam West; "Holy Memorabilia, Batman!" - a journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors; "Batmania Born! - Building the World of Batman, which explores the art and design behind the fiction; "Bats of the Round Table," a candid conversation with Adam West and celebrity friends like director Kevin Smith, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, radio personality Ralph Garman and actor Phil Morris, chatting all things Batman'66; Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West, a rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes; and "Na Na Na Batman!" where some of Hollywood favorite's stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories. Bonus features also contain a few goodies from the archives including Burt Ward's original screen test with Adam West, the Batgirl pilot and more!

    Also coming to retail stores on November 11 are the Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD set (18 DVDs, extensive Episode Guide, more than three hours of enhanced content, SRP $199.70) and Batman: The Complete First Season DVD set (5 DVDs, SRP $39.98).

    DC Entertainment has also created a limited time only offer exclusive to comic book retailers that includes the Limited Edition Blu-ray set packaged with BATMAN: THE TV STORIES HC, a hardcover Batman'66 comic book.

    Fans hoping to add the Caped Crusader's classic TV series to their digital collection will be pleased to find a trio of options available on November 11. When purchased as a bundle, the digital version of Batman: The Complete Television Series includes all three seasons of the series in either HD or standard definition, as well as the entire slate of enhanced content features from the physical complete series offerings.

    In addition, individual seasons of the landmark series will be available digitally in either HD or SD. Batman: Season 1 offers all 34 first-season episodes; Batman: Season 2, Part 1 and Batman: Season 2, Part 2 offer the first and second 30 episodes of that season, respectively; and Batman: Season 3 has the final 26 episodes of the series.

    In late October, there will also be a special Direct Response promotional program seen on television that will feature a few specialty editions of the series on Blu-ray and DVD. These include: the Complete Classic Batman Collection on Blu-ray (SRP $174.95) and on DVD (SRP $149.95), both of which include over 50 hours of entertainment, starting with all 120 episodes from the landmark series; and the Classic Batman Collection (SRP $99.95), featuring 64 of your favorite original broadcast episodes fully remastered in a 12-DVD set. These sets will be available to purchase via telephone or on batmanondvd.com. All three options also come with:

    -Over 3 Hours of ALL NEW bonus materials (identical to Limited Edition box set)
    -Adam West Naked on DVD: Watch as Adam takes you behind the scenes of your favorite episodes!
    -The Original 1966 Batman Movie DVD starring - Adam West and Burt Ward
    -Detailed Episode Guide
    -Your Own Show Script from the Episode "The Joker is Wild"
    -A Personal Letter from Adam West to you!

    About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com

    About DC Entertainment
    DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash,etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

    BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and copyright DC Comics. (s14) - 1966-1968, 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile 2014 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
     
  5. Road to Gotham

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  6. Stu

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    The article also mentions Wally Wingert played a hand. Wingert voices The Riddler in the Arkham video game series.

    Certainly an extraordinary sequence of events, I am glad it will finally see it's just release.
     
  7. James Harvey

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    The classic live-action TV Series Batman premiered 50 years ago on this very day in 1966, leaving a mark in pop culture that still stands to this very day! To celebrate this major day in Bat-history, let's look at the very classic television series itself!

    Has your opinion of the series itself changed over the years? For some fans, this series tends to be their first exposure to the Batman-mythos itself, eventually moving on to the movies and comics, etc., resulting in a shifting in viewpoint. Some fans like it from the beginning and never waiver. Others go back and forth, while others just don't like it out and out.

    What about you? What is your history with this series? Like it from day one, or was it a rocky relationship? What about today?

    Share your stories!

    Holy 50th anniversary, Batman!

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    -Batman: The 1966 Movie Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
    -Batman '66 Comic Series Talkback (Spoilers)
    -Holy 50th Anniversary! Would you like animated series based on the Batman TV series?
    -Holy 50th Anniversary! Name your favorite episodes and moments from the 1960s Batman TV Series!
     
  8. Wonder Woman

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    I think like a lot of people this was my first introduction to Batman as a kid and I loved it but drifted away from it after the 1989 movie came out. When that movie came out I remember everyone bashing the 1960s show as uncool and terrible and got swept up in all of that. It wasn't until I got a bit more well read in movies, television and comics that I realized how big of an impact the 1960s show had and how genuinely clever and well done the show was. That gave me a huge appreciation for it that's stuck ever since. I'm sure lots of fans have the exact same story.
     
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  9. Otaku-sempai

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    Question: If Ra's al Ghul could have been included in the 1966 Batman television show (he couldn't have, of course; the character was not created until after the series ended), who might have played him and his daughter Talia?

    For Ra's I would have gone with Ricardo Montalban. For Talia? I'm not sure. Maybe Susan Oliver from the Star Trek pilot "The Cage".
     
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    Montalban would've been a slam dunk, and would've changed history if Denny O'Neil created R'as five years earlier than he did. As for Talia............Raquel Welch?
     
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    Raquel Welch. Natalie Wood. Sophia Loren. Ann-Margret. Diana Rigg.
     
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    I think out of the group, it'd come down to Raquel and Sophia.
     
  13. Otaku-sempai

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    I'm finding myself leaning towards Rigg for a 1960s Talia.

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    ADDENDUM: Back in the day, when Chris Reeve's first Superman movie was still in production and Warner Bros. was considering a Batman movie, I imagined Peter Cushing as Ra's al Ghul with maybe Jane Seymour as Talia.
     
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    Can't picture her as Talia.
     
  15. Otaku-sempai

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    If a picture is worth a thousand words then this image speaks volumes:

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    Goodbye, Adam.
     
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  16. Road to Gotham

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    I watched the GREAT ESCAPE and The GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY episodes from Season 3.
    Not only to honor Adam West but also for Dina Merrill who also passed away recently.
    She was once married to Cliff Robertson(Shame).
     

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