Batman, the Television Series

Batman, the Television Series

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2014
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Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [2014]
Branch Call Number: TV BAT
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (856 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,mono,Dolby Digital 1.0,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Additional Contributors: West, Adam
Ward, Burt 1945-

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Character actor, Adam West (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017) was best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC TV series.


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RAND CHATTERJEE
Feb 24, 2017

Batman. I was a toddler when this series came out, but saw it in syndication maybe ten years later. I enjoyed it as an early teenager, understanding to be a bit hokey. But where today can you see good battle evil without gunfights, blood, and wanton destruction? This is good, clean fun, with mostly positive messages except for the rampant sexism... but go Poison Ivy and Bat Woman! Sure it's dated, but Gotham City is not. The human condition remains unchanged, and many of the "villains" in Batman showed hints of populist anger at a generally self-serving and insular establishment. There was a lot of grey between the good and the evil.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Sep 14, 2015

(Favourite quote) - "Tune In Tomorrow - Same Bat-Time! Same Bat-Channel!"

You know what? If I didn't know better, I'd honestly swear that this decidedly over-the-top, 1960s, live-action, superhero spoof had been directed by the likes of schlock film-maker, Ed Wood.

What I mean by that is (put plain & simple) TV's "Batman" was so bad that (Surprise! Surprise!) it was actually pretty-damn good!

Clearly aimed at a very adolescent viewing audience - I'm glad to say that this did not, in any way, destroy Batman's overall appeal and charm to a critical adult viewer, like myself.

One of this vintage TV show's greatest assets was that it actually dared to poke plenty of goofy, off-the-wall fun at all the annoying dead-seriousness that surrounds the likes of comic book superheroes. And if you ask me - It was certainly about time that someone finally got around to throwing a pie in the face of Batman. (I just wish this would happen more often)

Starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the fearless dynamic duo, Batman & Robin - Believe me, this TV series was a real hoot. Watching these 2 caped crusaders bravely protect Gotham City from such diabolical super-villains as Penguin, Riddler and Joker was truly priceless crime-fighting fun.

"POW!"... "BAM!"... "ZONK!"

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