Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings “Batman: The Complete Television Series” to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and as a magnificent Limited Edition box set TODAY (Tuesday, November 11).
In honor of this release, we have an all-new video clip that features Adam West discussing his favorite episode from the 120-episode series, along with a short, famous scene of Batman/Adam West creating the dance craze, the Batusi (alongside Jill St. John).
This fully remastered TV series appears in high definition and features over 3 hours of new featurettes and an episode guide detailing the plots and guest stars. The Blu-ray limited edition set adds Adam West’s photo scrapbook, a pack of 44 collectible trading cards and a Hot Wheels replica Batmobile.
The limited edition Blu-ray set gives you the Red Carpet Treatment. It’s a larger case (see pic above) that opens up like a cabinet door. There are magnets on the door which help keep it closed. Inside, you see a form-fitted case with a pocket for the Hot Wheels car, the 44 trading cards and a section that holds each of the three seasons and the two booklets. Also, there’s a button on the outside of the case that plays the Batman theme song when you press it.
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
Hanging with Batman – Adam West tells his story from his childhood on a dirt farm in Washington state through the highs of playing Batman and beyond. West narrates this segment from his living room chair and tells a candid story of the difficult times that followed after the show was cancelled.
Holy Memorabilia Batman! – Ralph Garman shares his Batman collection with West, and other collectors and toy experts discuss how the show helped launch the Batman merchandise phenomenon. They also talk about folks building and collecting Batmobile replicas.
Batmania Born! Building the World of Batman – Interviews with people who loved the show as children and now work in the comics/entertainment industry (along with Burt Ward, Julie Newmar and West) make up this featurette, and they highlight the importance of the show in the turbulent ’60s and the frequent innuendo added to the episodes for older audience members.
Bats of the Round Table – West sits down as the guest of honor for a lunch chat alongside Garman, Jim Lee, Phil Morris and Kevin Smith.
Inventing Batman in the Words of Adam West – West reads through his personal scripts from two episodes and discusses the notes he added along the way.
Na Na Na Batman! – Actors from Arrow, The Following, Supernatural and The Mentalist comment on the show’s theme song, costumes, the villains and more.
Bat Rarities! Straight from the Vault – This section includes the short Batgirl Pilot, Burt Ward’s screen test, screen tests with Lyle Waggoner (Wonder Woman) as Batman and Peter Deyell as Robin and a James Blakely Tribute that acknowledges his contributions as the show’s post-production supervisor.
Amazon seems to have the best deal on the Limited Edition Batman: The Original TV Series Blu-Ray Set. You can get it here for $174.99.