Thursday, July 24, 2008

A not-so-Dark Knight: Batman (1966) hits Blu-ray

Okay, first let me be honest and say I don’t have a Blu-ray player (someday, when that ship comes in…). That stated, I will note that the Adam West Batman movie, a theatrical feature that was made in the summer hiatus after the show had proven a major TV hit, has come out on this latest high-def, boy-does-it-look-good format. I will point you in the direction of some of the featurette snippets that are on the disc. And thus we have the original trailer. And Adam and Burt Ward reflecting on the series’ absurd humor.

Now that the film is out in the best of condition, it’s interesting to note that there’s currently no ETA on the release of the Batman series itself, since the various parties who hold the rights to the show and the character still haven’t made a deal. In that case, wouldn’t it be nice (ah, dream on) to have an actual rerun network that runs these things all the time…?

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