WARNER BROS.: 1966 BATMAN TELEVISION SHOW MAKES IT TO DVD, FINALLY!

Written by on January 16, 2014 in DC, News, Toybox - 2 Comments

1960s ‘Batman’ TV Show Finally Coming to DVD, Blu-ray

The television classic that propelled Adam West — and Batman himself — into superstardom will get a home release in a Complete Series Box Set later this year.

For years, it’s been one of the great lost TV shows when it comes to home release, but finally the 1966 Batman TV series will be released as a complete box set later this year.

The news broke, unusually, via Conan O’Brien’s Twitter feed, with the news being confirmed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment soon afterwards.

Although the release has been long-awaited by fans, the timing of this announcement is rather apt. 2014 sees the 75th anniversary of the DC Entertainment superhero, and the TV incarnation of the property has been undergoing a quiet renaissance recently, with DC releasing both a digital comic series, but also a range of collectible toys based on the series over the last few months. This announcement simply underscores a focus on Batman as a franchise, and the 1960s TV series as a potentially lucrative piece of said franchise.

More information on the box set will be released soon, according to Warner Bros.

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2 Comments on "WARNER BROS.: 1966 BATMAN TELEVISION SHOW MAKES IT TO DVD, FINALLY!"

  1. Sliding Lock Man in PA January 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm ·

    This is such great news! I really hope they get Burt Ward and Adam West to do some commentary tracks–they were great on the movie. I can’t wait to introduce my kids to Frank Gorshin’s Riddler, Julie Newmar’s Catwoman, and Victor Buono’s King Tut. Yeah, some of the episodes are crap, but some of them were amazing. I don’t even mind having to put up with Aunt Harriet again.

  2. Umpire January 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm ·

    I’m right there with you. I have copies of the three seasons recorded when they played back on TV Land, but the quality does suffer. I especially like when they did exteriors using the Fox backlot, I had tons of fun kicking around there as a kid. It was like a dusty Disneyland for a kid…

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