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Old December 17 2008, 03:19 AM   #16
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

How about we get all the people who claim rights to the show in one room, dehydrate them into powder, then mix up their molecules and rehydrate them.

"Who knows, Robin, this strange mixing of minds just might get our series out on DVD..."

Or we could just say "If you don't release the show on DVD, MISS KITKA DIES!"

(Yeah, I rewatched the end of the 60's movie today. )
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Old December 17 2008, 03:25 AM   #17
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

They're only shooting themselves in the foot; shut the fuck up and release the series you fools before digital piracy gets completely perfected! Have an equal slice of the pie, isn't that too much to ask?! And who cares about paying fees for musicians, many of whom who are mostly likely dead?!
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Old December 17 2008, 03:27 AM   #18
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

I have to say the I like your idea MeanJoe! Where the fuck is Randy Quaid when someone makes the most insane and yet ingenius Christmas wish ever?
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Old December 17 2008, 03:45 AM   #19
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

MeanJoePhaser wrote: View Post
How about we get all the people who claim rights to the show in one room, dehydrate them into powder, then mix up their molecules and rehydrate them.

"Who knows, Robin, this strange mixing of minds just might get our series out on DVD..."

Or we could just say "If you don't release the show on DVD, MISS KITKA DIES!"

(Yeah, I rewatched the end of the 60's movie today. )
Batman - The Movie, somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb
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Old December 17 2008, 04:45 AM   #20
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

Because of the legal mess you can download illegally because there is no one to sue you because no one really owns it!
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Old December 17 2008, 04:53 AM   #21
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

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How about we get all the people who claim rights to the show in one room, dehydrate them into powder, then mix up their molecules and rehydrate them.

"Who knows, Robin, this strange mixing of minds just might get our series out on DVD..."

Or we could just say "If you don't release the show on DVD, MISS KITKA DIES!"

(Yeah, I rewatched the end of the 60's movie today. )
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Quick Robin toss me the Bat Shark Repellent Spray
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Old December 17 2008, 04:53 AM   #22
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

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The biggest problem would seem to be the cameos. Fox own the episodes, WB own the characters but I'm sure someone else entirely owns Lurch, Colonel Klink and all of the other characters who made cameos.
The simple solution would be to cut them out. My local station did that for commercial time. None of my tapes has them. I only know about them by what I've read.

Be careful for what you wish for, the idea of cutting them out would grate on completists' nerves who want the ENTIRE, original, unedited show. Don't believe me, look at all the complaints from Quantum Leap fans over how they replaced period songs in segments.
Heck I am a big fan of the old show the Odd Couple and was mighty peeved when I found out that the so called complete DVDs had songs edited out. It doesn't feel complete to me and to have to shell out good money for the DVDs apparently that is too much to ask for.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:23 AM   #23
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

Falcor5 wrote: View Post
Siwilliams wrote: View Post
MeanJoePhaser wrote: View Post
How about we get all the people who claim rights to the show in one room, dehydrate them into powder, then mix up their molecules and rehydrate them.

"Who knows, Robin, this strange mixing of minds just might get our series out on DVD..."

Or we could just say "If you don't release the show on DVD, MISS KITKA DIES!"

(Yeah, I rewatched the end of the 60's movie today. )
Batman - The Movie, somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb
Quick Robin toss me the Bat Shark Repellent Spray
"That noble creature" (referring to the shark that 'purposefully' swam in front of the torpedo) "sacrificed himself to save us" ~ Adam "Mayor" West as Batman

But hey, the tv show had some cool toys that went with it. My favourite action figures will always be the ones wearing the costumes from that show. To me, those were their (villains and heroes) original costumes (I was never into the comics). Kids are so impressionable at that age

And let's not forget the two guest appearances Adam West and Burt Ward made on the Scooby Doo show as Batman and Robin!
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Old December 17 2008, 07:06 AM   #24
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And let's not forget the two guest appearances Adam West and Burt Ward made on the Scooby Doo show as Batman and Robin!
Pedant alert...
That was Olan Soule and Casey Kasem. West and Ward did the 70s Filmation show.
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Old December 17 2008, 03:25 PM   #25
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And who cares about paying fees for musicians, many of whom who are mostly likely dead?!
Er, the musicians and their estates?

I mean, it's a nuisance, but you can't just ignore the legalities because they're inconvenient. People are entitled to their share of the profits.
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Old December 17 2008, 03:29 PM   #26
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

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"That noble creature" (referring to the shark that 'purposefully' swam in front of the torpedo) "sacrificed himself to save us" ~ Adam "Mayor" West as Batman
Extreme pedant alert. It was a porpoise that sacrificed itself.
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Old December 17 2008, 03:36 PM   #27
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Re: Why is the Adam West's Batman TV series not on DVD?

Bet my bottom dollar that DC doesn't want the embarrassing humiliation of people who haven't seen that show to do so, lol.
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Old December 17 2008, 03:40 PM   #28
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Bet my bottom dollar that DC doesn't want the embarrassing humiliation of people who haven't seen that show to do so, lol.
I wonder if that could be a reason as well. Maybe DC does not want to change newer fans view of the darker Batman from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins so they are trying to delay the release of the DVDs even longer? Or maybe they are not outright trying to delay them but just not helping to speed the process along.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:48 PM   #29
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Bet my bottom dollar that DC doesn't want the embarrassing humiliation of people who haven't seen that show to do so, lol.
I wonder if that could be a reason as well. Maybe DC does not want to change newer fans view of the darker Batman from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins so they are trying to delay the release of the DVDs even longer? Or maybe they are not outright trying to delay them but just not helping to speed the process along.
But Fox still sells the show in syndication all over the world. The last cable net here in the US that ran it was I believe TV Land. The old Fox Family Channel had it before them, and I've seen it in listings for smaller pay channels like Encore Action a few years ago. So it's not like DC can keep it under a rock forever.
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Old December 17 2008, 06:03 PM   #30
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It's shown on BBC Four over here, which is considered to be the BBC's high brow channel.
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