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Old May 26 2009, 06:29 PM   #46
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^I have an old cassette-tape edition of a soundtrack album featuring music cues and dialogue excerpts from the show (digitally remastered from the original recordings), and it doesn't say "stereo" anywhere on the package (it says "Dolby System," not "Dolby Stereo"). However, I just popped it in my old portable cassette player, which amazingly still functions (though the volume controls have very corroded contacts so there's a ton of crackling when I adjust the volume). It does appear to be in stereo; the da-da-da-da ostinato is audible on both channels, but the annoying "Batmaaaan" singers fade out when I turn down the right channel to zero, and there's a bridge portion (not used on TV) containing a flute melody that's audible only (or mainly) on the left channel.

Okay, you owe me one, because now I've got that annoying "Batmaaan, Batmaaan, Batmaaan" stuck in my head. I loved Nelson Riddle's score for the show, but I could never stand the singers in the Hefti theme.

More info on the soundtrack: My tape is apparently a rerelease (and remaster) of a 1966 Polygram release entitled simply Batman: Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album. That might mean that the "remastering" was from the master print of the soundtrack album, rather than the actual master recordings from the show. The album apparently features cues and dialogue from the first (Riddler), second (Penguin), fourth (Mr. Freeze), and fifth (Zelda the Great) 2-part storylines.
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Old May 26 2009, 08:04 PM   #47
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Re: 'Batman' 1966-68 live-action TV series wish for Blu-ray/DVD

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I think it's all about complicated rights issues. I highly doubt DC comics is worried about damaging Batman's street cred.
Agreed.

I think anyone of any reasonable age these days has seen the original Batman series. That certainly hasn't hurt any of Batman's "cred."

It's rights bullshit. Everyone just wants to make sure they get thier nickle out of the sale of a 40 year old TV series.
Sad but true.

I keep meaning to look for a bootleg box set.
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Old January 9 2010, 10:22 PM   #48
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I would love a DVD/Blu-Ray set of Batman. The fact that it hasn't been released is painful. I hope the rights get resolved soon. I'm personally hoping for a Blu release, but I'll probably take anything for Batman...except Blu-Rays. Batman wouldn't like that.
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Old January 10 2010, 04:12 PM   #49
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Okay, you owe me one, because now I've got that annoying "Batmaaan, Batmaaan, Batmaaan" stuck in my head. I loved Nelson Riddle's score for the show, but I could never stand the singers in the Hefti theme.
Christopher, have you ever heard The Who's cover of Hefti's Batman theme? Keith Moon's drumming is surprisingly restrained, and hearing Daltrey and Townshend do falsetto voices is fun.
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Old January 11 2010, 01:08 AM   #50
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Re: 'Batman' 1966-68 live-action TV series wish for Blu-ray/DVD

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I would love a DVD/Blu-Ray set of Batman. The fact that it hasn't been released is painful. I hope the rights get resolved soon. I'm personally hoping for a Blu release, but I'll probably take anything for Batman...except Blu-Rays. Batman wouldn't like that.
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Old January 11 2010, 01:29 AM   #51
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^ Where is that photoshopped CCG card?
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Old January 11 2010, 01:30 AM   #52
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^ Where is that photoshopped CCG card?
Bah, too lazy to dig it up.
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