1960s Batman on DVD and Blu-ray in November

I can literally say I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS. The 1960s Batman TV series has been caught up in rights issues for the longest time, and has never seen a quality release on home video (at least not DVD). I saw reruns as a kid on TV as well as the 1966 movie, which is on DVD, and started watching the series via torrented files a few years ago, which was pretty much the only way to see them. Those files were taped off Nick and Nite or TVLand, and were obviously VHS quality. The remastered images in this trailer look too good to be true. I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on these on Blu-ray. It’s about time campy Batman made a comeback! POW!

  • Some part of me worries that, after a certain point I started to want this to be released simply because it hadn’t been rather than because it’s something I truly “need” in my library. There are, after all, plenty of other shows I’ve loved over the years that I’ve not yet gotten around to acquiring despite the fact they actually have been released.

    But then I think about the movie, which I watched most recently on Blu-ray in 2011, and I think about how much fun the Batman ’66 comic has been, and some of the things in my music library (like Frank Gorshin’s “The Riddler” and Burgess Meredith’s “The Capture” and “The Escape”), and I am all about this release. Or, at least, I would be if I could afford it!