Batman - The Movie (Special Edition)
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Holy camp site, Batman! After a fabulously successful season on TV, the campy comic book adventure hit the big screen, complete with painful puns, outrageous supervillains, and fights punctuated with word balloons sporting such onomatopoeic syllables as "Pow!," "Thud!," and "Blammo!" Adam West's wooden Batman is the cowled vigilante alter ego of straight-arrow millionaire Bruce Wayne and Bruce Ward's Robin (a.k.a. Dick Grayson, Bruce's young collegiate prot¨¦g¨¦) his overeager sidekick in hot pants. Together they battle an unholy alliance of Gotham City's greatest criminals: the Joker (Cesar Romero, whooping up a storm), the Riddler (giggling Frank Gorshin), the Penguin (cackling Burgess Meredith), and the purr-fectly sexy Catwoman (Lee Meriwether slinking in a skin-tight black bodysuit). The criminals are, naturally, out to conquer the world, but with a little help from their unending supply of utility belt devices (bat shark repellent, anyone?), our dynamic duo thwarts their nefarious plans at every turn. Since the TV show ran under 30 minutes an episode (with commercials), the 105-minute film runs a little thin--a little camp goes a long way--but fans of the small-screen show will enjoy the spoofing tone throughout. Leslie H. Martinson directs Lorenzo Semple's screenplay like a big-budget TV episode minus the cliffhanger endings. --Sean Axmaker

When Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp (Reginald Denny) is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission. But the tip is a set-up by four of the most powerful villians ever, who seek to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all! Armed with a dehydrator that can turn humans into dust, the fearsome foursome intends to take over the world! Can the Caped Crusaders use their high-flying heroism and groovy gadgetry to declaw Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), ice the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), upstage the Joker (Cesar Romero), and stump the Riddler (Frank Gorshin) in time?

Customer Reviews:

  • Action packed fun!
    I bought this movie for my son who loves Batman. "Cleaner" more child-friendly version than more current versions. Just fun!...more info
  • A campy, funny good time.
    As a kid, the Batman movie and TV series captivated me as it all seemed so high tech and real. Watching this movie as an adult gives a new perspective and appreciation. I find myself laughing at things I didn't as a kid, either because the actors were trying to make you laugh, or because it is so campy and silly. This is a nostalgic trip back to the 60's when Batman wasn't "dark" like it is in the current movie series.

    Picture quality was excellent for a movie of this age on blu ray. It won't stand up to the latest films in PQ, but for what it is, I was surprised and satisfied.

    I think the original movie's soundtrack was mono and they have done a good job of making improvements to it, but it's difficult at best to make a real surround track from a mono source. It's an improvement over mono, but it's not on par with picture quality.

    They've done a great job "modernizing" this film for blu ray. The bonus features are great and there is an interactive "tour" of the Batmobile that's slick.

    Because I grew up with Adam West as Batman, he'll always be Batman to me. If you remember the movie and series fondly from your youth, then you should add this title to your blu ray collection....more info
  • Roaring Sixties!
    Batman was a visual allegory, a cosmopolitan fable, another irreverent comic that must be seen under tolerant lens, because first of all we are talking about a popular icon, (like surely you will be bluffing about Spiderman in the next thirty years to come) born from the famous TV series, and that used this device for a wider diffusion.

    Frank Gorshin as the Riddle, Burguess Meredith as The Penguin, Cesar Romero as The Joker and the always beauty Lee Meriwether as the Catwoman ("The tunnel of time" in which she plays the role of the scientist) who made us to forget for moments the alluring beauty of Julie Newmar, conformed a delirious team in which the surrealistic absurdities you will see make you consider as a big evasion resource.

    You should never pretend of trying to analyze it seriously for a moment; that's not the deal; have a good fun with this sympathetic and hair raising incredible script.

    Lots of fun with these personages and the unbelievable Fellinesque situations along the movie.
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  • Great Oldie!
    This is the best movie from the older times. The humor and graphics do together on this film. A must for anyone's collection!...more info
  • The Only Way To Relive 1966!
    I'll try not to repeat what others have already said and get right to the point I want to make.

    Like so many others, I have very fond memories of watching the 1966-1968 Batman TV series as a kid. So one day I decided that I just got to get the complete series on DVD. After all, I could relive a bit of my childhood as well as show my children that the characters in the Lego Batman video game they're playing have a VERY long history. So off to Amazon I go ...

    Again, like so many others, I was terribly disappointed to learn that the Batman TV series just IS NOT available, and from what other people have stated here on Amazon, may never BECOME available. Horrors! You mean, I'll never get to see those classics ever again? No more Adam West and Burt Ward? No more Batmobile? No more Penguin or Joker, or the host of other villians that are still burned in the deep recesses of my brain? Do I dare scour the internet looking for an "unofficial" copy? What to do?!?

    Well, if you're like me and simply looking for a "1966 fix", I can assure you that Batman The Movie will do the job. While you won't get to see ALL of the classic villians, you WILL get to see the Penguin, Joker, Riddler, and Catwoman join forces to thwart the Dynamic Duo. I've watched this movie twice already with my children, and we all love it. Bottom line, if it's good old-fashioned 1966 Batman you're after, this is as close as you're going to get. Enjoy!
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  • The Dark Knight-As Campy As Ever!
    The film adaptation of the popular ABC TV series from 1966-68 has it all, action, adventure, romance, danger and comedy. Adam West and Burt Ward were excellent in the roles of Batman and Robin. Lee Meriwether(who replaces Julie Newmar due to a prior commitment)was at her sexiest as the Catwoman, and Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meridith and Cesar Romero were hilariously enjoyable as the villains. The special features contains a featurette with Adam and Burt talking about the behind the scenes stories, also there is a tour of the Batmobile with its creator, George Barris. This movie is a treat for kids as well as adults, it may not be the TV series we hope for, but it is close enough!...more info
  • GREAT... QUIVERING... ICEBERGS! Fantastic DVD
    Noted ESPN columnist Bill Simmons has used the phrase/concept "Unintentional Comedy Scale" in many of his articles on sports. The idea translates especially well here, as Adam West puts on a legendary performance unlike anything Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, or Christian Bale ever did. I would say that this movie rates 10/10 on the Unintentional Comedy Scale. Connoisseurs of visible onomatopoeia and absurd riddles (and, lest we forget, "lovers of escapism") will have to slacken their belts after this feast.
    Adam West is an out-of-shape terror-in-tights who delivers a masterful performance; he is very believable as a wooden, all-business Batman and as swingin' Bruce Wayne. Burt Ward deserves credit for being so comfortable running around in green panties for half the movie, and the "rogues gallery" of villains are tremendous. Lee Merriwether filled in brilliantly for Julie Newmar as Catwoman, Cesar Romero and Frank Gorshin are at their best as the zany Joker and Riddler, and anyone who saw Burgess Meredith in Rocky before watching this movie... well, I don't know what they'll think.

    For your pleasure, here are some quotes from the movie (courtesy of IMDB.com):

    Robin: "HOLY POLARIS!"

    Robin: "Holy marathon! I'm getting a stitch, Batman!"
    Batman: "Let's hope that it's a stitch in time, Robin, that saves nine - The nine members of the United World Security Council. Come on."

    Commissioner Gordon (reading): "What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree and is very dangerous?"
    Robin: "A sparrow with a machine gun!"
    Commissioner Gordon (seriously considering this): "Yes, of course."

    Batman: "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"

    "BIFF!"

    You can already tell how good it is.

    The whole DVD package is nice stuff, though. The movie itself is remastered well, the Batmobile feature is pretty snazzy, and the commentary by Adam and Burt is great-- as other reviewers have said, they still have a great chemistry, and they definitely don't take the movie very seriously either (which is OK, no one really should). The only thing missing were bloopers, but they would have (of course) been extremely difficult to excavate from the Fox vault.

    The movie is cheap, buy it somewhere! This Oscar-worthy prize will soon find it's way into your regular cinematic rotation....more info
  • Riddle Me This!
    For a segment of the Baby Boomers, Batman is Adam West, Robin is Burt Ward and comic book fun reigns supreme. Then, a "Dark Knight" would be spelled a bit differently and mean cloud cover at midnight.

    This 1966 movie features four villains - The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), The Catwoman (Lee Meriwether) - who combine forces as The United Underworld, with the goal of turning the nine United World Security Council members into multicolored crystals. It is up to the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder to save the world from this fearsome foursome.

    Originally planned as the pilot film for the TV series, the movie was produced between the show's first and second seasons. The movie is a fun romp of 105 minutes - there are several bonus features included - and clearly shows that The Joker isn't alone in saying, "A joke a day, keeps the glum away!" ...more info
  • NOT BUYING ANYMORE BATMAN TIL THE TV SHOW GETS RELEASED!!!!!
    I am putting my foot down on all things BATMAN! They actually have the nerve to re-release this movie again this summer on regular and blu-ray dvd. AGAIN!!!! I got news for you greedy idiots.... I'M NOT SPENDING 1 THIN DIME ON ANYTHING ELSE BATMAN RELATED UNTIL YOU GIVE US THE ENTIRE TV SHOW! That means no Batman Begins, no Dark Knight, no re-released stuff we've seen a million times over! GOT THAT, IDIOTS? I'm putting a Batman moritorium on you until you stop being such greedy jerks!
    NO MORE BATMAN UNTIL YOU GIVE US THE ENTIRE TV SHOW!!!!!!!!...more info
  • blu ray camp
    this movie is the blu ray movie version of the campy 1960's tv show , which fox has YET to put out on dvd. Which along with the green hornet series have not been put on dvd at all. Which is foolish especially with the new batman movies out there. I don't personally think that this campy version of batman is the best one out there but it does match the comics of the sixties (the ones being published in that decade) at least until neal adams and others brought back batman to his darker roots. Even so this version is at least likeable and
    batman and robin are earnest and caring crimefighters even if it is campy.
    The blu ray print improves over the standard release but like many older movies it doesn't jump out at you in sharpness. That's ok though as it is still cleaned up and nicer than any standard dvd release could ever be.
    I hope FINALLY they put out the series and the green hornet spin off series on standard dvd at least. "Holy batmistakes! It's a crime that they haven't!" as Robin in this version would say. ...more info
  • Awesome movie,but buyer beware.
    Those reviewers that said that the picture quality of this DVD was great must be blind. The color is beautiful,but like most DVD releases of pre-1990 movies,white dots keep popping up on the screen through the whole movie. That's really anoying. It's still very watchable and I recomend it to fans of the 1960s tv series like myself. Also,there probably will never be a better version available. I actually didn't notice the dots the first time I watched it,so it's not as bad as other DVDs I've seen,just not perfect.

    Now for the movie itself,I agree with other reviewers that say that the tv series was more exciting. The movie is longer so it moves a little slower. Still,it has every thing that made the series fun and more. More,like the Batcopter,Batboat,and Batcycle. It has several classic examples of Batman and Robin quickly figuring out the Riddlers riddles and concluding that thier's is the only possible explanation that always make me laugh out loud.

    I like movies and cartoons mostly for the visual and sound expeirience. The plot isn't that important if the colours and images are fun. That's why I love the 1960s version of Batman so much,every thing is so unreal,all those Bat gadgets,sets & props,all those colours,that wonderful Bat music,all that FUN! Also,Batman,Robin,the villans,and everyone are all great characters,except Catwoman,you can keep her with her anoying "perrrrrrfect". I was born in 1983 and wathched the reruns in the late 80s/early 90s and couldn't get enough,too bad I never thought to tape it. That goes to show you that this show is timeless.

    Now,come on Fox! Release the series in season box sets. I'll buy them all,I need my Batfix. And I hope the picture will be cleaned up better than this movie,or at least as good. It's rediculous that so many shows that nobody remembers got the box set treatment before the much loved Batman.

    In conclusion,I love this movie and will watch it several more times though out my life....more info
  • Batman-The Movie..........
    I knew, at some point, I'd be getting around to reviewing this movie. Batman-The Movie is a 1966 spin-off film of the Batman television series. It was the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. It's directed by series director Leslie H. Martinson(PT 109, Rescue From Gilligan's Island) and stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Lee Meriwether, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp & Reginald Denny(in his last role). The plot goes a little something like this...Batman and Robin get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger aboard his yacht & they launch a rescue mission. The tip, however, is a set-up by four of the most powerful villains ever who seek to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all! Armed with a dehydrator that can turn humans into dust the foursome intends to take over the world and it is up to our heroes to foil their plans. Although I really don't like the campiness of it, it is an enjoyable movie. One that bat-fans will want to add to their collections. For the asking price, you can't go wrong with this one. It even has some added features that weren't on the original release of this movie back in 2001(like the Adam West, Burt Ward featurette & commentary). I really like it and you will too.

    After watching this, I really wish they would bring out an official release of the television series on DVD. ...more info
  • Classic Kitsch 60s camp caper
    DO NOT get this for superlative acting or cinematic brilliance. It's just SO silly that it is priceless and highly enjoyable. The villains are a bit weak especially the Joker, but the Dynamic Duo are as camp and corny as ever. Could have been a little bit shorter. Otherwise classic silly entertainment - the shark and bomb scenes are so ridiculous they have to be seen to be believed. Hilarious!...more info
  • The Original Riddler!!! Why this movie is worth buying!!!!!
    If you can't wait for the next film after Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, get this 1960's classic; especially if you can't wait to see the Riddler and are tired of the Jim Carrey version.

    Whether you prefer Christian Bale or Michael Keaton, Adam West is easily arguable as the second best (if not the first) Batman/Bruce Wayne.

    Not only does this movie have the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), it also includes a mousestached-Joker (Cesar Romero), a Grumpy Old Men-Penguin (Burgess Meredith), a really hot brunette-Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and the most cliched-Robin (Burt Ward).

    The Batcopter, Batboat, and Batmobile are all here too, with written-out word punches, kicks, and splashes.

    The only thing missing from this movie is even more baddies. Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy should be in here as well to make it more campy.Clawed - The Legend of Sasquatch...more info
  • IT'S OK
    This movie is ok, I bought it for my 3 year old son that likes batman, but I don't want him to see the cartoons or new movies that are so violent. This one is ok, that's why I bought it. The only problem is that he watches about 20 minutes and then he gets bored, and he says it is very long.
    Overall I would buy it again because he gets to watch a batman that is not like the new one....more info
  • GREAT SCOTT!
    HOLY POLARIS!

    Q-What does a turkey do when he flies upside-down?
    A-He gobbles up.

    Q-What weighs 6 ounces, sits in a tree, and is very dangerous?
    A-A sparrow with a machine gun.

    Find out what all this means in the full length movie that was to promote the successful television series overseas. Batman and Robin hold a special place in my heart, back to the carefree days of my childhood on weekday afternoons. Who cared about homework when you could depend on the Dynamic Duo to pack a punch. There were actual word bubbles above their heads with powerful phrases such as "POW!", "BANG!", "BAM!", "WHAP!", etc. just like in the comic strip. The infamous Dynamic Duo, Batman, the Caped Crusader, alias Bruce Wayne (Adam West), and his dependable sidekick Robin, the Boy Wonder, alias Dick Greysen (Burt Ward) battle Gotham City's notorious, fearless foursome, the Joker (Ceasar Romero), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), and the Catwoman, also known as Comrade Kitanya Irenya Tatayna Kerenska Alisuff (Lee Meriwether). Their diabolical scheme to conquer the world by infiltrating the U.N. building with their secret invention that dehydrates people. Will they be able to get away with their fiendish plan? Is the world doomed? Get your atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed and find out. Same Bat Time and Same Bat Channel. HOLY SARDINE! Don't forget to bring your shark repellent Bat Spray. Roger Wilco.
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  • Good Bat Fun
    Ordered this movie for a Super Hero themed party and was delighted with the colors and the details in the remastered version. The commentary by the real Batman and Robin make it especially interesting and fun to watch. Pop some Spiderman popcorn and sit back and enjoy!...more info
  • Great visit to the original Batman!
    Boy, do we ever love this movie in our house! I didn't realize it was a full-lenght movie when I bought it - just thought it was a compilation of episode from the TV program. It sure is awesome! My little one can't take his eyes off of it and that Batmobile!! Oh the memories! Still probably the coolest car ever made. Even if you're thinking about buying this as a gift for a small Batman enthusiast, don't hesitate. Adam West's character definitely transcends time and generations. Highly, highly recommend!...more info
  • Awesome for young superhero fans!
    My 4 yo son loves this movie. I would recommend it to parents of superhero fans in place of the newer movies- less violence, etc. I can't count the times he has watched it....more info
  • The Bat-spray, ladder, fan club helicopter! Oh my god.
    Na na na na na na Batman! Im back and ready for this movie featuring the second caped crusader (Adam was not the first). In this movie there are four villians. The Riddler played by the late Frank Gorshin, Catwoman played by Lee Meriwether, Penguin played by Burgess Meredith, and the Joker played by Cesar Romero. Batman played by Adam West and Robin played by Burt Ward are great in this classic campy movie. This movie is overacting at its best. Its great and will be great in your Batman collection. I assure you, you will not be disappointed. Next time Ill be reviewing Batman the animated series season 1. POW! WHAP! GONE! ...more info
  • Batman (1966) Great campy entertainment!!
    When I was growing up Batman was the show to watch on Wednesday and Thursday nights to find out if the Dynamic Duo would get out of their latest pickle. This 1966 movie was released at the height of the Batman craze. Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin were fun to watch along with the villains featuring some of the best names of entertainment including Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin and Lee Meriweather. Good story,and just plain fun! I am also a fan of the Batman series of movies from 1989 through the 1990s plus the Batman Returns movie of a few years back. Holy Movie Entertainment!...more info
  • Best. Batman. Ever.
    This film is simultaneously one of the best comic book movies and one of the best parodies of a comic book. This film is simultaneously silly and surreal. This film is simultaneously subversive and earnest. A young kid can watch this and think it is deadpan serious, a young adult can hoot and jeer, and a 40-year-old can simultaneously do both.

    That is film can contain such paradoxes, and can remain appealing 42 years after its release is due to a variety of factors that all worked together. Set and costume design are excellent, writing and directing were spot on perfect, and the cast were all great. From a visual standpoint, few films can even rival this one's mimetic resemblance of classic comic books.

    But the single strongest and most miraculous thing, that which holds it all together, is the sheer inspiration of Adam West's performance.

    Bruce Wayne has a remarkable amount of screen time here, especially compared to any episode of the TV series. Note also that of 3 fight scenes (unless you count the part where Batman is punching the shark as a fight scene!), in 2 of them, Adam is dressed as Bruce Wayne. It is highly gratifying to see Batman, alone and outnumbered, outfight the villains without so much as a Batarang to aid him.

    By means of some incredible, unknown energy, Adam West was able to convey a character who is compelling, intense, brave, noble, and suave. Yet, if one possesses just the slightest bit of insight, Batman is also completely ridiculous. Of the many, many hero parodies that came from the 60's and later, from Maxwell Smart, to Matt Helm to Captain Nice, only James Coburn as Derek Flynt is the only other with the potential to come across as a credible heroic lead. But Batman, unlike Derek Flynt, shows a few precious and very brief moments of emotional vulnerability.

    Thus it is that this wonderfully-written and perfectly-executed character straddles the razor edge that usually separates parody from epic. Despite the absurdity of the character and the situations, Adam West, with his leading man good looks, super-cool manner, and heroic intensity causes one to simultaneously jeer at him and admire him. In all the annals of adventure, he resembles no one so much as Don Quixote.

    Because Adam West's Batman, in the TV incarnation at least, was so influencial, because it so thoroughly skewered every heroic clich¨¦, and because the TV show ultimately succumbed to the lowest of buffoonery, this film is singularly reviled by many Batman fans and comic fans in general. And yet, because this film so deftly places one foot knowingly in the world of absurdity and one foot earnestly in the world of the heroism, there are few better cinematic translations of comic book material.

    To be sure, this film took huge liberties with the source material. But so has every other successful comic book movie. And most fail to capture anything of the spirit of the comic book. This is why this film continues to be hugely popular after all these years, why it is still one of the most watched films of the 1960's, and why it is vastly superior to a modern mess such as `Batman Returns.' I have watched this movie at least 10 times in my life, and there are many, many people who have seen this even more often.

    This DVD is a decent package, and the featurette of Adam West and Burt Ward is OK, although it is a little sad to see how tubby Robin has become, and what a creepy guy Adam seems to be in real life. In the featurette they tell many stories that you might already know if you read any books or internet articles on the show. The interactive menu is cool and fun. There is a photo album from the series that is also cool. There is a horribly painful Batmobile featurette, wherein the car's creator, George Barris, leans against the car and confabulates wildly about it. I love the Batmobile, but this is truly sad and pathetic, to see this once great hot-rod king unable to even accurately describe or remember the truth or his most famous creation. My honest guess is that the guy had the beginnings of some form of geriatric dementia when this portion was filmed. Honestly, this portion should be expunged, out of respect for George Barris in particular and all senior citizens in general.
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  • A Perfect Buy! (Blu-Ray Review)
    To all those who are contemplating getting this on Blu Ray, a word of advice...Go get it NOW!
    I have to hand it to Fox with this one. Even though I'm a staunch fan of the darker interpretation of Batman (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in particular) I still believe that this film holds a place in history.
    I loved this movie as a child, I hated this movie as a teenager. It represented a campy version of my favorite Super Hero and frankly, comparing it to the likes of "The Killing Joke" & "Arkham Asylum" is unacceptable to an avid Batman comic reader. The Turning point was when I picked up a compilation of "Batman in the 60's" from a local book store. It was then when I realized that The Batman TV Series was nothing short of a page by page interpretation of the what the comic books were back then...so in essence, this is as true an adaptation of the characters, it's just from a different era. To me...that commands respect. I loved this movie as child, hated it as a teenager and love it as an adult....What goes around comes around I guess!!
    The Blu Ray disc is spectacular. There are 3 amazing new documentaries (in addition to those of the 2001 DVD release). The 1st about the series itself and its influences, the 2nd about The Allies and the 3rd about the rogues (don't miss Caeser Romero's mustache). It has the original commentary with Adam & Burt, and a new commentary track with the director. It also includes an audio track with an isolated background score. Its a treat for all those who missed buying the "limited to 3000 copies" Soundtrack by Nelson Riddle. The 2 coolest features on this disc have to be...
    1. The Interactive Batmobile Tour: You can check out the intricacies of the famous car from every angle with detailed description of each gadget as you go along. If you a fan of the car, there is nothing better than this....and the tour is in Full HD.
    2. The Audio of the feature itself is in DTS-HD. Now I haven't upgraded my amp yet, still using an amp with Standard Dolby Digital-Ex and DTS-Es. Never the less, the audio of the film kicks a**. I was blown away, and for once the studio has emphasized on remastering the sound effects and not just the background score. When you hear "the turbines to speed", well...you'll understand why i'm saying this. Needless to say the picture in HD is nothing short of perfect too!

    All in all, A PERFECT BUY!!
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  • A forgotten classic
    Batman: The Movie is a forgotten classic. This movie really showcases Batman, Robin, and their villain adversaries that became so popular during the first season of the TV series in early 1966. As far as this DVD goes, it is highly entertaining and of great quality. The color is magnificant and everything looks so clear on the screen, as if the movie came out recently. The movie of course features Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, along with four villains who conspire to take over the world, basically. These villains are The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and The Catwoman (Lee Meriwether). Meriwether got to play Catwoman because Julie Newmar from the TV series was unavailable to play the role at the time this movie was made. She does a terrific job in the role.

    The best part of this DVD in my opinion is the audio commentary by Adam West and Burt Ward. I watch the movie with the audio commentary about twenty times for every one time I watch the movie without it. The commentary is very entertaining and hilarious. West and Ward talk about everything from how the movie was made to casting to making fun of a lot of things. Other good features are the features on the Batmobile and interviews with West and Ward about how they landed their roles and them sharing interesting stories about the TV series and the movie.

    For those who remember the TV series or have seen the many reruns over the years, you owe it to yourself to buy this DVD because it is a classic all around. It brings back a lot of memories of a show (and movie) that was campy and highly entertaining. Buy it. You won't be disappointed....more info
  • LOVE IT!
    I am a HUGE fan of the Adam West Batman TV show and keep wishing they would release all three seasons on DVD. Until then, this movie satisfies my need for Batman in a big way. It is a HOOT!

    Although it's campy, it still has more heart, excitement, imagination and pure enjoyment than both of the "ultra-realistic" Chris Nolan Bat Ninja Commando films (which I hate) combined.

    Get away from all that soul-sucking "Dark(Knight)ness" and see what a GREAT Batman film is like. Get this today....more info
  • Keeper
    Although this Batman movie was more camp than any of the others, It was done well and deserves a place in every Batfan's collection. This movie is based on the 60's TV series that ran the same Bat time, every Bat week on Tue and Thu nights. The Blueray edition makes it really enjoyable. The cast is all star, worth getting. ...more info
  • Batman the movie
    This will take you back a while, it is very funny. Even my adult kids love this movie...more info
  • The Classic Batman!!!
    After I saw The Dark Knight, I went back and watched the original classic movie from the 60's! It's a pretty good movie, although you can tell some actors may seem very melodramatic! I love when Batman tries to get rid of the bomb, but people keep showing up. If you are looking for gothic and scary Batman, this isn't for you, if you are looking for cheesy and comedic Batman, you'll love BATMAN: THE MOVIE!


    p.s. In 1994, when I was age 4, I was Batman for HALLOWEEN, and we have it on tape and I was dressed as Batman and I was watching this movie. My mom said "It's Batman watching Batman!"



    p.s.s. Back in October on the final day I filmed my movie, Pumpkin Man, this came on tv, and I watched it!...more info
  • When oh when?
    When is the series coming to DVD? Every half sucessful series on television today gets a DVD treatment. I for one would by this one instantly. C'mon. ...more info
  • goodbuy
    very funny movie to watch. My 3 year daughter loved the movie
    and laughed all the way thru it. We even found ourselves watching
    it over and over again....more info
  • HOLY SMOKE BATMAN! NICE DVD EDITION!
    Well after watching a few of the newer Batman films, I figured it was time to revisit the original Batman Movie from the mid 60's. Both DVD releases are the same, so if your looking to buy this movie, buy the cheapest one!

    The film itself looks clean with vibrant colors and clear sound. This is such a fun movie for fans of the series because it has so many Bat-thingys! The word 'camp' should be defined by this film with the entire cast whooping it up to make this a fantastic and entertaining cartoon like movie. The action never stops from the opening with Batman fighting a shark while hanging from a ladder attached to the Bat-copter to the Bat-boat VS Penguin submarine battle finale!

    The DVD transfer is excellent and there are many cool extras to keep Bat-fans busy for a while. Both releases have the same extras and quality transfer. Till the next Batman review...... same Bat time.....same Bat channel!...more info
  • Excellent for chidren
    My 3 year old grandson loves Batman and Scooby Doo, so this couldn't have been better. He watches it over and over and is thoroughly entertained. It can fill up a rainy afternoon with fun and enjoyment. ...more info
  • Great Movie
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