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Batman TV Show Finally Coming to DVD
January 18, 2014

I’m thrilled to hear that the 1966 Batman TV show is finally coming to DVD. Per their spokesperson, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the long-awaited Batman live-action television series (1966-68) as a complete box set later in 2014. Let’s hope for some good extras, since many of the show’s main actors are still around.

Batman TV series

Presumably, Warner came to some agreement with Fox, which had been the reported holdup for the last five years. The Batman 66 comic and merchandise, launched last year using the visual language and characters from the show, has been well-received. 2014 is also Batman’s 75th anniversary, since his first appearance was Detective Comics #27 in 1939.

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5 Responses  
Thad writes:  

Better late than never. And I think it may actually be better-received now than it would have been a decade ago — as popular as the grimdark Nolan films were (and hey, I LIKED the Nolan films), they’ve got people ready for a funny Batman again. On the other hand, it probably would have been a good idea to release it back when people were still buying a lot of DVD’s.

Watched the ’66 movie last weekend with my two-year-old nephew. He’s still too young to follow the plot, but he’s old enough that it held his attention for most of its 104 minutes.

It’s delightful and I look forward to watching the TV series with him.

 
Johanna writes:  

I know a lot of parents who are looking forward to sharing this show with their kids, so that may be a significant audience in itself. I like your theory about it being a nice counteractive to the grim character, too.

 
Dwight Williams writes:  

Everyone’s got a favourite version.

 
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