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Batman TV Show Is Coming to DVD
TVGuide ^ | January 16, 2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST by SMGFan

The original Batman TV series from the 1960s, starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader, is finally going to be available to own. ... The series, which ran from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, featured guest stars including Milton Berle, Vincent Price, Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

(Excerpt) Read more at tvguide.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: batman; copyrightlaws; dvd; licensingissues
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This show was great watching , I was watching repeats in the 70's on WPIX.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

Ummm, did someone forget Julie Newmar? COULD anyone forget Julie Newmar?
2 posted on 01/16/2014 11:28:52 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: SMGFan
I was watching repeats in the 70's on WPIX.

Same (Channel 11, NY). My favorite was a 2 parter when Liberace's evil twin had Dynamic Duo in a player piano roll machine, about to punch holes into the Caped Crusaders.

At the last moment, Batman instructs Robin to sing some variation of the notes that Batman sings. When they come out alive, it turns out that Batman was able to get the machine to punch a perfect outline of their bodies. I don't think even Chuck Norris could do that!
3 posted on 01/16/2014 11:32:11 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: Dr. Sivana
COULD anyone forget Julie Newmar?

Whenever I read 'Batman tv show', she is the first person I think of! Her performance as Catwoman left an indelible impression on the character. Comics, movies, whatever...there's some Julie Newmar in there.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 11:36:10 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SMGFan

“Somedays you just can’t get rid of a bomb”!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 11:36:29 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

~~~COULD anyone forget Julie Newmar?~~~

Not me. There was a great Monkees episode I saw last year where she was working in a laundromat. It was hilarious.

I saw a Batman car in the 1970’s. I remember it had this odd surface like felt or something. Or a horrible paint job. Surely not one of the glossy black models.

At that same time, possibly the same show, I got an autograph from Paul Michael Glaser and saw Adam West standing back stage. In Batman consume, with a sweater on. LOL.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 11:38:17 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SMGFan

I liked the series quite a lot as a kid. But when I’ve seen it in more recent years, I’ve found the reflexive, self-consciousness of it all to a bit grating and tiresome. That element was appealing and somewhat rare in its day, but as the whole culture has become so fully and horridly awash in that kind of thing, it’s made the old show a bit less palatable for me. I’d still probably be willing to pick up a 1st-season dvd-set, though, just for the heck of it.

Honestly, though, I’m probably more inclined to enjoy the two 1940s “Batman” movie series.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 11:38:18 AM PST by greene66
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To: bramps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ps7lHD2vtU


8 posted on 01/16/2014 11:39:56 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Dr. Sivana

They poured Julie Newmar into that outfit.

Me...I liked Green Hornet with Bruce Lee kicking ass every week. Everyone started taking Kung Foo lessons after that.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 11:39:57 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SMGFan
This show was great watching

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel

Hokey, but as a child I never missed an episode.

10 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:05 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The Most Horrifying is Yet to Come! 5 Insane Cliffhangers from the 1960’s Batman

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/07/the-most-horrifying-is-yet-to-come-5-insane-cliffhangers-from-the-1960s-batman


11 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:50 AM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: V_TWIN

Great! Good laugh. Thanks.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 11:45:18 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: SMGFan
adam west photo:  adam_west.gif
13 posted on 01/16/2014 11:47:31 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: FatherofFive
Hokey, but as a child I never missed an episode.

A great party game is to do a round table of guests and ask them to name a '60s Batman Arch Villain. There are more than you'd think.

Another game in the same vein...name the title of a TV Police Show. Again....FAR more than you'd think. My wife and I played that one years ago and never finished over the space of 4 days.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 11:51:13 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: SMGFan

In Color

http://themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/batman-tv-show-logo.jpg


15 posted on 01/16/2014 11:51:44 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: LostInBayport
julie newmar photo: Julie Newmar JulieNewmar.jpg

Catwoman was definitely Not Guilty.

16 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:12 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Dr. Sivana
Julie's Catwoman impressed me as the most...vulnerable of the three. She had a soft side that I think Bruce Wayne found very alluring. Sort of like Michelle Pfeiffer's protrayal a few years back.
Some of their scenes in this regard were very memorable.
17 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:29 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Everyone started taking Kung Foo lessons after that.

You want egg roll with that?

18 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: V_TWIN

In Glorious Color!!

BAM!, WHAP! SOCK!


19 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:51 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: greene66

Yahoo had a story about a 1994 Fantastic Four movie that was never released. It was made in a rush, in 21 days, and is apparently really campy.

That was 20 years ago and now someone is releasing a documentary video about it. lol


20 posted on 01/16/2014 11:57:37 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Julie Newmar [aka Stupefyin' Jones] is Catwoman. There is no other.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 11:58:50 AM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: Misterioso

Beats cream of sum yung gai.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 12:01:07 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SMGFan

23 posts.

Not one single: “Holy _____, Batman!”

My favorite was: “Holy dental hygiene, Batman!”


24 posted on 01/16/2014 12:02:39 PM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: KarlInOhio

“I cannot believe you spared the riff-raff.” (or something to that affect) Robin.

Love that MeTV.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 12:03:30 PM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: GeronL
Yahoo had a story about a 1994 Fantastic Four movie that was never released. It was made in a rush, in 21 days, and is apparently really campy.

The story is it was never made to be released but had everything to do with preserving a copyright claim or some such thing.

26 posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:20 PM PST by gdani
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Well, here’s a Batman TV trivia question for you. Which repeating villain was played by a different actor each time?


27 posted on 01/16/2014 12:05:31 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: bramps

That was one of the best lines in that movie, which is well worth re-watching.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 12:06:49 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: gdani

I think the documentary disputes the idea it was never meant to be released. It is possible that they decided that when they saw it. lol.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 12:09:01 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SMGFan
featured guest stars including Milton Berle, Vincent Price, Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

Those are the stars that they chose to name? What about Cesar Romero as the Joker, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Frank Gorshin as the Riddler? They were the most frequent guest villians.

-PJ

30 posted on 01/16/2014 12:11:17 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Meeooooow.........


31 posted on 01/16/2014 12:13:28 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Snickering Hound

32 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:12 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Snickering Hound

33 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:12 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: william clark
Mr. Freeze.

-PJ

34 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:21 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: william clark
Which repeating villain was played by a different actor each time

Hmmm. Good one. The only one that comes to mind who was played by different actors was Mr. Freeze. I know Otto Preminger was not the only one...though I don't recall the names of the other actors.

35 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:48 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Political Junkie Too

List of recurring Batman villains;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_%28TV_series%29

Was looking up the cast and the cameo list is just as impressive.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059968/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Think it would take a show with a 8 to 9 figure budget do do anything comparable these days.


36 posted on 01/16/2014 12:26:09 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

That’s the one, played by:

George Sanders
Otto Preminger
Eli Wallach


37 posted on 01/16/2014 12:26:45 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SMGFan

So now they do it!!!! I wanted these so bad only 4 years ago....when my kids were still into super heroes. Darn it!


38 posted on 01/16/2014 12:29:29 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: bramps
“Somedays you just can’t get rid of a bomb”!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3112303/posts


39 posted on 01/16/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Me...I liked Green Hornet with Bruce Lee kicking ass every week. Everyone started taking Kung Foo lessons after that.

I believe they appeared on an episode of Batman

40 posted on 01/16/2014 12:52:58 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Political Junkie Too

I think even Joan Collins played a villain on an episode.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 12:57:48 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Dr. Sivana
Some must see videos for Julie Newmar fans. I would almost consider wearing a cat henchmen suit just to work with her.

40 Watt Moon

Something Wild

Monkees Episode

42 posted on 01/16/2014 1:34:51 PM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Let’s not forget “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, and “My Living Doll” TV show.


43 posted on 01/16/2014 1:38:42 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: FatherofFive

I was in the Army 1964 - 1967 and whenever that show was on TV the room was very crowded and the troops very engaged and vocal emulating all the sounds of impact.


44 posted on 01/16/2014 3:00:54 PM PST by dglang
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Beats?


45 posted on 01/16/2014 3:01:17 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: YankeeReb

Yea, Robin faced off with Kato. Just about the stupidest thing I ever saw.


46 posted on 01/16/2014 3:19:44 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Misterioso
Beats

That's what happens if you aren't careful and analyze your post. Humor is where you find it.

47 posted on 01/16/2014 3:22:42 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’ve seen the “My Living Doll” episodes. She plays a mean piano too.

WRT the Monkees video, having Julie nibble your ear while riding a motorcycle is dangerously distracting!


48 posted on 01/16/2014 3:24:04 PM PST by rbg81
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To: SMGFan

I’m old enough to have seen this when it first came on TV.

Never missed it.


49 posted on 01/16/2014 3:33:52 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: YankeeReb

Yes, she was The Siren.


50 posted on 01/16/2014 3:36:05 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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