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The Classic and most unique Batman movie.
on 24 April 2014
Some people look down on the Adam West Batman film and shows for being to "childish" or not for not being serious enough. Those people need to realise what the intent of the show was rather than what they think it was supposed to be.
This Batman is not the dark brooding tortured vigilante we know today, this is SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY.
The plot involves Batman and Robin as they try to stop four of their most famous villains (Joker, Penguin, The Riddler and The Catwoman) as they team together to capture the members of the United Nations.
The only problem with this movie is that it doesn't feel like it was intended to originally be a movie but more of a special episode of the TV series. Everything you expect from a standard episode of the 60s show is here. The "BAM" and "POW" signs during the fight scenes, the ludicrous traps and the silly humour is all out
The Blu-Ray comes with the following special features:
Commentary by Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman & Robin)
Commentary by screenwriter
Batman: A dynamic Legacy
Caped crusaders: A heroes tribute
Gotham city's most wanted
Tour of the Batmobile
Batman on location: mapping the movie
The Batmobile revealed with Goerge Barris (designer of the car)
2001 featurette, trailers and galleries
So as you can see there are plenty of interesting features to keep you entertained once you've seen the film.
The visuals on Blu-Ray look good but aren't great, same with the sound quality. But with movies this old you cannot expect the best.
As of when I am writing this review, there are no plans to bring any of the 60s TV series to DVD or Blu-Ray. This is because the distribution rights are owned by two companies and the music rights are owned by a number of difference companies.
This is as only thing you can get legally of the 60s Batman in terms of DVD/Blu-Ray and I hope more people buy this as it increases the chance we will get the companies to work out an agreement and release the TV series.