1966 Batman DVD Coming! See Post 649

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  1. Jari K

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    "The BluRay is too expensive, perhaps region-locked"I doubt it, since it's from WB. Or is this some kind of WB&Fox release?
     
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    WB got the cover to first season wrong, which is not surprising at all. The used The Riddler from season 3 and not 1.

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    They didn't get it wrong. The picture on the cover is from the S1 episode where Riddler does the silent movie thing.
     
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    It is wrong, because the first two seasons and the movie, he wears the skin tight one piece, it was in the third season that Frank wanted to costume changed, that and more money, which is why John Astin took over in season 2.
     
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    Sorry, but you evidently haven't been watching these episodes carefully to make a totally wrong comment like that. Gorshin wore the suit as early as the pilot and he also wore it in other S1 episodes (including the one from S1 that the picture is from "Death In Slow Motion" where Riddler uses pies with "whipped sleeping cream" to rob a bakery) as well as the movie. His absence in S2 had nothing to do with being foced to just wear the one costume (though everything to do with money)
     
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    He wore that same green suit in the pilot episode for the TV series. The picture is from Season 1. He is wearing the green suit when he gives Batman the lawsuit in the first episode HI DIDDLE RIDDLE.
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    (Deleted-my mistake completely!)
     
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    I guess Gene Roddenberry was brain-dead, too, because he not only didn't save the cut scenes/unused takes, he actually backed up a truck to the Desilu vault one Sunday afternoon in the late '60s and he and Majel took all the unused footage (without permission), then got out the 'ol scissors and cut up the films so that they could sell little "film clip" packets to fans through the mail!

    As someone else said, people just didn't think this way in the '60s or way up into the '70s. Heck, many networks/TV stations not only junked the deleted footage, but wiped/destroyed their only copies of things! I'm sure you're aware of all the missing British TV from the '60s and early '70s (not just Doctor Who). Even the first Super Bowl broadcast--which was aired simultaneously on two networks--was destroyed by both networks!
     
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    Anyone interested in preordering should know Amazon cut the price to 189.99 this afternoon.I'm thinking long and hard about it.
     
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    Does the NFL have the master tapes or is the first game just completely gone?

    I know what you mean, how shows got wiped, but at least Doctor Who keeps surprising us with those missing episodes being found now.
     
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    I apologize. My eyes glazed over and I thought it was another post of the one above you. My mistake completely.
     
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    Gene Roddenberry didn't even keep the color 35mm trims that were edited from the Star Trek pilot when they cut it down for THE MENAGERIE.

    Some lowly archivist had to find them and return the footage to his office 20 years later...
     
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    And I was one who had one of those little clips. I wonder what ever happened to it.
     
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    I've been looking at the list of episodes from season one provided in the link above. All of these years, I've been wrong about the order that the villains initially appeared in the series. I had always thought it was The Riddler, The Penguin, The Joker, and The Catwoman.

    I see Mr. Freeze (at least I think) made an earlier appearance in the series than I had originally thought as well. And I always had The Mad Hatter fifth. It's a good thing I don't rely on my memory! Does anyone know the episode in which The Catwoman made her first appearance? Was it The Purr-fect Crime? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Earlier today, Joel Eisner, author of the Official Batman Batbook, posted this on Facebook, to the Batman 1966 TV Show group. It explains a little bit of the studio's thinking and suggests that other extras could be attached to future (re-)releases - either that, or the studio contact was blowing smoke at Eisner (which is possible):

     
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    The short answer here is that they were blowing smoke at Eisner. That was a polite way of telling him to go away.
    But it does clarify that the extras involved in this release are more about Adam West than they are about an overall look at the series itself.
     
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    I've been reading and while the bonus features isn't what I will be buying the set for, I am a little disappointed in the list that has been released so far. I would have liked just one or two comprehensive 'making of' documentaries on the series itself and all of the vintage stuff that they could cram onto the set. Also, lots of audio commentaries for several of the episodes with as many of the surviving cast as possible. Outside of that, I am just interested in the episodes themselves. I won't be getting the Blu-ray set because I don't need, as Ron put it, a box of junk. I will probably be getting the DVD complete series set. I'm not wild about the cover art, but I can live with it.

    I still think the season 1 cover art looks the best.
     

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