Legends of the Superheroes Coming to DVD
October 8, 2010

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

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!

6 Responses  
David Oakes writes:  

Yes, it’s true. Warner On-Demand wants *all* of my money.

And they might just get it…

Kelson writes:  

I’m almost afraid to watch, but I feel compelled to if only to be able to write up profiles of Flash & Weather Wizard.

James Schee writes:  

Can’t wait to rent this! I was 4 when this came on so I’ve never seen it. I’m sure its goofy to the extreme, but that could be fun.

Jamie Coville writes:  

I’ve seen this once, that was enough for me.

Grant writes:  

This is awesome. I remember watching these two wonderfully horrible shows when they first aired. One of the best parts was seeing Adam West wear his cowl “over” the cape instead of under. What a riot. Plus, live action Black Canary and Huntress! Oh yes…I will buy this.

Derek writes:  

This will be a great DVD for parents (who saw this when it first aired) to share with their kids.


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