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Holy Blu-ray! Batman: The Complete 1960s TV Series available this November!

Jul. 2, 2014by:

Any self-respecting comic book fan holds a soft spot in their heart for the 1960s BATMAN television series starring Adam West. Yes, the show was cheesy as hell but it was also the only live action Batman we would see for decades. It also felt just like a comic book come to life with over the top villains, costumes, dastardly plots, and puns. Oh, the puns!

Now, just in time for a big reveal at San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros has revealed that BATMAN: The Complete Television Series will be hitting Blu-ray this November. Remastered in HD with tons of special features, this represents the first time the classic series has been compiled into a set of this kind. West, Burt Ward, and Catwoman herself Julie Newmar will be in attendance at SDCC to unveil the packaging, features, and first look at the newly remastered BATMAN series.

I don't know about you, but I am excited for this. The BATMAN series represents a part of my childhood as I watched reruns on TV and never thought twice about there being a darker or more faithful take on the character. In fact, the 1989 film seemed so at odds with this version of Batman, I almost didn't go see it. Here's hoping this allows a new generation to reconnect with a different Batman from a different era.

Check out the great sizzle reel teaser for the Blu-ray set below and stay tuned for more details.

Source: YouTube

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8:54AM on 07/03/2014
The Batman movie looked fantastic on bluray, I can just imagine how amazing this will be. I thought there were rights issues with the music - were those cleared up?
If anyone recalls "Birds of Prey", when that show was released they changed the music. You need to have the music in there for Batman!
Regardless, this is a pre-order if there ever was one - too bad West and Ward will be at fanexpo (Toronto, Ontario) BEFORE this release or that would be a good thing to get signed.
The Batman movie looked fantastic on bluray, I can just imagine how amazing this will be. I thought there were rights issues with the music - were those cleared up?
If anyone recalls "Birds of Prey", when that show was released they changed the music. You need to have the music in there for Batman!
Regardless, this is a pre-order if there ever was one - too bad West and Ward will be at fanexpo (Toronto, Ontario) BEFORE this release or that would be a good thing to get signed.
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11:56AM on 07/03/2014
Everything has been settled. WB had their lawyers working on this case to settle everything for over a year now. Once they settled on a deal they announced this box set was coming way back in January. Adam and Burt are doing a ton of special commentary tracks and special documentaries for this, or else we would have gotten in in March.
Everything has been settled. WB had their lawyers working on this case to settle everything for over a year now. Once they settled on a deal they announced this box set was coming way back in January. Adam and Burt are doing a ton of special commentary tracks and special documentaries for this, or else we would have gotten in in March.
12:19PM on 07/03/2014
PERFECT - this may actually be the best thing I end up owning on bluray! I cannot wait.
PERFECT - this may actually be the best thing I end up owning on bluray! I cannot wait.
8:11AM on 07/03/2014
Heard it will be insanely expensive so it'll be awhile before I get it
Heard it will be insanely expensive so it'll be awhile before I get it
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8:36AM on 07/03/2014
Any true fan would drop $500 on this. I have been waiting for this series to come to even just dvd since dvd's existed. I have been resorting to old TvLand tapes I made to get my campy 60s Batman fix.
Any true fan would drop $500 on this. I have been waiting for this series to come to even just dvd since dvd's existed. I have been resorting to old TvLand tapes I made to get my campy 60s Batman fix.
9:38AM on 07/03/2014
How about a broke ass true fan?
How about a broke ass true fan?
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12:45AM on 07/03/2014
I cannot wait for this, I have this on my hard drive looking forward to some HD quality. My boys love this show. Favorite episode is That Darn Catwoman, where Robin is turned evil by Catwoman.
I cannot wait for this, I have this on my hard drive looking forward to some HD quality. My boys love this show. Favorite episode is That Darn Catwoman, where Robin is turned evil by Catwoman.
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12:38AM on 07/03/2014
Most obvious day 1 purchase I'll make all year.
Most obvious day 1 purchase I'll make all year.
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11:16PM on 07/02/2014

HOLY 1080p!

The only thing I can think of from hearing this news is that with the updated hd visuals Cesar Romero's famous mustache will be even more visible under his Joker's facepaint. Can't wait!
The only thing I can think of from hearing this news is that with the updated hd visuals Cesar Romero's famous mustache will be even more visible under his Joker's facepaint. Can't wait!
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9:49PM on 07/02/2014
I cannot wait for more details, like the special features, package and disc designs, etc. Either way though its a day one purchase.
I cannot wait for more details, like the special features, package and disc designs, etc. Either way though its a day one purchase.
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9:42PM on 07/02/2014
This show makes for a great entry into the Batman character for those too young to enjoy the Tim Burton or Nolan movies.
This show makes for a great entry into the Batman character for those too young to enjoy the Tim Burton or Nolan movies.
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8:47PM on 07/02/2014
Holy High Definition, Batman! I'm so getting this set.
Holy High Definition, Batman! I'm so getting this set.
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8:33PM on 07/02/2014
Dang, I read the headline on another site and thought it was talking about Batman: The Animated Series at first. That really needs a blu-ray release already, along with Mask of the Phantasm.
Dang, I read the headline on another site and thought it was talking about Batman: The Animated Series at first. That really needs a blu-ray release already, along with Mask of the Phantasm.
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8:48PM on 07/02/2014
I totally agree with you, man. Batman: The Animated Series and Mask of the Phantasm need to get a Blu Ray treatment.
I totally agree with you, man. Batman: The Animated Series and Mask of the Phantasm need to get a Blu Ray treatment.
3:47AM on 07/03/2014
nd subzero!
nd subzero!
8:23PM on 07/02/2014
From this to Nolan`s Batman trilogy.What a wild and crazy ride for the Batman
From this to Nolan`s Batman trilogy.What a wild and crazy ride for the Batman
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