1966 Batman series on Blu-ray and DVD November 2014 discussion

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  1. Christopher

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    So it's just an outline by Ellison, and all the dialogue in the comic will be by Wein, then. That makes it a little less interesting, though the idea of finally seeing Two-Face in the '66 milieu is still intriguing.
     
  2. Ssosmcin

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    The article doesn’t get specific, but reportedly, Ellison’s physical attach on Samish was over changes Samish wanted made to Ellison’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea script “The Price of Doom” (probably named something else at that point). They argued over changes Ellison felt were ridiculous, the exchange got insulting and Ellison took a swing at Samish. Samish fell backward, knocked a large model of the Seaview off a table, which fell and injured the exec. End result: no ABC writing assignments.

    The details get more and less fanciful depending on who is telling the story.
     
  3. Allyn Gibson

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    Not unlike the story of the Ellison/Sinatra throwdown. :)

    I was musing on this story this morning, and I think calling it "The Lost Episode" as DC intends is massively incorrect. It's not a "lost episode" in that it wasn't written nor, for that matter, even commissioned. "The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face" is, frankly, a pitch that didn't get bought, and that happens all the time in Hollywood. I don't think anyone who pitched Star Trek over the years would call their unbought pitches "lost episodes." I submitted two spec scripts in the early 90s when Paramount was open to that (one a DS9 script, the other a Voyager script), but I would never, ever call those "lost episodes."

    There are genuinely "lost episodes" which were commissioned and scripts were bought, but which, for whatever reason, were never put into production. Alan Dean Foster talked at Farpoint about his lost Batman episodes; I don't remember the exact details, but the story involved India and Catwoman.

    If Ellison weren't Ellison, would anyone really remember or care about "The Two-Way Crimes"?
     
  4. The Old Mixer

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    Ellison's lucky he didn't end up in concrete galoshes....
     
  5. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Ellison is lucky to have lived to grow old, just in general. :rommie:

    Ah, I see. :D

    Indeed. Ellison is one of my all-time favorite writers, but he is a total nutcase. I love his story of how he worked at Disney for about ten minutes. :rommie:

    Nah, there's probably a thousand unproduced pitches. Unless they're attached to a Big Name, nobody will care.
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    I think Ellison could live forever. Every time that Death comes for him, he'll nitpick the heck out of her, and she'll get tired of it and walk away saying, "I don't have time for this nonsense." :)

    "You don't fuck with the Mouse!" :)
     
  7. Shaka Zulu

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    There's a physical book too.
     
  8. Christopher

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    ^Right -- it's a digital-first comic, not a digital exclusive comic.
     
  9. Agent Richard07

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    Yeah, which I pointed out twice.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ Yep, and there's a collection available on Amazon.

    "The Three Most Important Things In Life" is one of the best things he ever wrote. :rommie:
     
  11. tomswift2002

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    Well Warner's has said that even the original network bumpers will be included.

    http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Batman-The-Complete-TV-Series/20098

    (it's down at the bottom, just above the picture of the DVD & Blu-Ray box)
     
  12. Bad Bishop

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    Does the home video release of Batman mean that The Green Hornet is on the horizon?
     
  13. Trevacious

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    I was reminded of another Ellison Batman story I read not too long ago in an old back-issue of Detective Comics. It was a pretty funny one. Batman goes out looking for trouble and just can't find any that isn't quickly handled without him, which makes for a miserable night.

    Yeah, if there was a single artist you wanted to model your universe of characters, he's the man for sure. Love his work, so classical and gorgeous, and he hasn't lost a bit of his touch.
     
  14. jefferiestubes8

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    More details and reviews are starting this week! Finally.

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    The video comparison looks pretty good. I'm going to say it will be more like a revelation like in 2009 with Star Trek TOS on Blu-ray showing off the production values captured on 35mm film.
    Batman: The Complete Series Split-Screen Sample Shows How Much Blu-ray Transfer Cleaned Up Footage
    http://comicbook.com/2014/11/04/batman-the-complete-series-split-screen-sample-shows-how-much-bl/
     
  15. jefferiestubes8

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    I LOVED this series...when I was 7 in 1966.

    When I was 11 four years later I and discovered serious Batman in the comics I could no longer stomach the series. It just made me cringe.

    A few years ago I watched the theatrically relesed film on DVD and in parts I laughed...and cringed. I didn't feel any sense of nostalgia or fondness whatsoever.

    I wouldn't pay any amount of money for this, and certainly not the extortion they appear to be charging.

    The only thing I still like from the series: the Batmobile.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

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    I loved this series more when I got older. I didn't even get most of the humor when I was seven. :rommie:

    I'll wait to see if I get this for Christmas and if not I'll buy it myself in January. I'm psyched. :D
     
  18. Christopher

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    My experience with the show parallels a lot of people's experience. When I was a kid, I took it seriously as a really cool superhero adventure show. When I was a teenager, I scoffed at how silly it was and was embarrassed that I'd ever watched it. But once I was an adult, I realized that it had been silly on purpose, that it had been a comedy all along with a lot of clever humor that had gone right over my head as a child. It's when you get to that point that you can truly appreciate the show.
     
  19. Ovation

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    Same here. I have the movie on DVD and my eight year old and I enjoy it (albeit for rather different reasons ;) ). I've ordered the set and it'll be a joint Christmas present (did the same with the finally available The Wonder Years for my daughter). Looking forward to some quality entertainment in the new year.
     
  20. Icemizer

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    I guess I can dump my old 1" masters of this show now.