In 1966, with the newly minted Batman television show already underway, this movie came out to drum up even more ratings. In this movie Batman (played by Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) face an uphill fight, when Penguin (Burgess Merideth), Joker (Cesar Ramero), Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether) team up to take over the world! With lots of Biffs and Whams, the dynamic duo takes them on head-to-head, and win with their hearts and minds. [Color, released in 1966, with a running time of 1:45.]
OK, this movie shouldn't be taken too seriously. With a low budget and tongue-in-cheek writing, it's hard not to laugh at the antics. But, that said, it is a fun movie, with lots of excitement and action. My children loved this movie, and I loved that it was clean and up beat.
By the way, a real selling point of this DVD is the extras. My favorite two extras were the look at the Batmobile (staring its designer, George Barris!), and a fun Batman featurette in which Adam West and Burt Ward let you in on all the behind-the-scenes hijinks. This is a great DVD that I highly recommend to all families! Watch it and have fun!