The Warner Archive made-on-demand line of DVDs is putting out some cool fan-friendly stuff. Their latest announcement is the most exciting yet. They just announced on Twitter that they will be releasing
LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES -1979 2 part TV show from H-B remastered from 2″ tape w/ Extra footage
In case you’re not familiar with this fine live-action cheese-fest, there were two one-hour specials aired in 1979 featuring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. There were a ton of other heroes featured, too, including Captain Marvel, Hawkman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and even Black Canary and the Huntress! Villains were led by Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, plus Dr. Sivana, Mordru (!), Sinestro, and Jeff Altman as the Weather Wizard.
The first show, “The Challenge”, was more traditional superheroing; the second, “The Roast”, went for comedy and was hosted by Ed McMahon. Bad copies have been floating around for years, and if you’ve ever seen it, it’s difficult to forget. You can now preorder the DVD for $19.95. It will become available on October 19. I can’t wait to hear more about the extra footage!
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