The “Batman” TV Show From the 1960s is Finally Coming Out on DVD This Year
One of the greatest injustices in human history is the fact that the “Batman” TV series from the 1960s has never come out on DVD or Blu ray. Or even videotape before that.
Yes, while seasons of “Small Wonder” and “Mr. Belvedere” have been readily available for YEARS, one of the coolest TV shows of all time has been ignored. Until now.
Yesterday CONAN O’BRIEN revealed in a Tweet that the entire series…all three seasons that ran from 1966 to 1968…are coming out this year. Why did Conan make the announcement? I have no idea.
But he included a picture of himself with the old-school Batmobile, and captioned it, quote, “The seat smells like Adam West.”
“Batman” was probably ahead of its time. It was so campy it was almost a parody, but it was played totally straight. And it was cool enough in its own time that major celebrities were lining up to play villains.
Like Burgess Meredith (The Penguin), Vincent Price (Egghead), Liberace (Chandell), Milton Berle (Louie the Lilac), Shelley Winters (Ma Parker), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Minerva) and that’s barely scratching the surface.
There were also guest appearances by celebrities like Dick Clark, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and the incomparable Don Ho!
There are no details on the home video release yet.
Here’s the opening to the show:
And here’s the CLASSIC “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb” scene. Technically, this was from the MOVIE version of the TV show that was released in theaters in 1966. It’s already available on DVD and Blu ray.