60s Batman show rights issues resolved!

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  1. Chris3123

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    No joke.


    Variety



    While a DVD release hasn't been specifically mentioned yet, it sure seems likely.


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  2. Admiral James Kirk

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    Well, it's not April 1rst so I'm going to take a chance and believe this wonderful, wonderful news. I will be first in line to get those disks be they DVD or Blu-Ray! Finally saner minds have prevailed!
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Forget Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith. What about Julie Newmar?
     
  4. Admiral James Kirk

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    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
  5. Professor Zoom

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    Please, please PLEASE let this mean that a DVD/Blu Ray release is possible. PLEASE. I haven't bought much recently, but this, I would totally get.

    Don't you mean Eartha Kitt?
     
  6. Christopher

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    "Holy sliced Gordian knots, Batman!"

    "A deft historical allusion, old chum!"

    Hopefully this does mean a DVD set will be coming, presumably from WB. And hopefully it will be comprehensive. The show's been rerunning on cable for quite a while now, and I got to catch up with most of it that way last year, but they left off a few episodes, specifically the Egghead and Shame 2-parters which both featured rather stereotypical "Indian chief" characters, presumably for fear that that would be offensive. But they were products of their time, and I don't think the Indian stereotypes were any worse than, say, the Middle Eastern stereotypes in the King Tut episodes which they did rerun, or just the general exaggerations of all sorts of character types throughout the show.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Nope, and not Lee Meriwether either . . ..
     
  8. Christopher

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    Kitt had the sexiest purr, Meriwether was great at writhing and caterwauling, but Newmar was the quintessential Catwoman.
     
  9. Kirkman1987

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    :eek:

    That is amazing news. I never thought that would be resolved.
     
  10. Klaus

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    w00t!
     
  11. Redfern

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    I can resolve this dilemma!

    Throw all three upon a catnip laced bed and set the cameras rolling for the "sure to follow" lesbian three way! :techman:

    Sincerely.

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  12. nvek86

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    As much as I would love to have the series on DVD, the article only mentions that the likeness/image of the actors can now be used by WB. If they could really release the series, wouldn't the article have mentioned it?
     
  13. Admiral James Kirk

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    ^ Wet blanket! :p
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Purrrrfect!
     
  15. Professor Zoom

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    True. That's why I said "Please let this mean" and not "when is the DVD release?"

    It's a step in the right direction, that's for sure.
     
  16. Dick Whitman

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    One of the presumptions as to why the show has never been on DVD was that DC and WB was embarrassed about this version of Batman. But if they want to merchandise it, clearly that was totally wrong!

    I hope this is a good sign of DVDs are getting closer.

    I would love to see some of Adam West voice over work in batman cartoons included as extras. He voiced Batman in the last two season of Superfriends. One of which is called "The Fear". Which was written as a pilot for a Batman spin-off that never happened. It was the first time outside of the comics that Batman's origin was shown. Adam West gave a great performance. Considering his own show only gave a passing mention to Bruce's parents death it would be a great inclusion.
     
  17. Professor Zoom

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    I never believed that. If that were so, why would they have ever allowed the cartoon Batman: The Brave and the Bold to be made?

    And why would embarrassment stand in the way of making money?
     
  18. Dick Whitman

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    Oh, I never believed it either. I think that was from an aspect of fandom who only wants a serious take on the character. Just projecting their personal standards on issues they had no control of.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    That was always just a ridiculous fannish theory. Rights and contract issues were the only sensible explanations.
     
  20. Professor Zoom

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    WHAT!? Fandom would NEVER project their personal standards... :)