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  • A ton of cheese...
    What I loved about this movie and the TV show was that Adam West, Burt Ward, and the rest of the cast played it completely straight. It's so campy and over the top, but they were never self conscious about what they were doing. They weren't being "ironic" or detached. That's one of the main reasons why the show worked so well. Of course, the dialogue and situations here have to be seen and heard to be believed (my favorite is the dolphin who sacrifices his life, so that Batman and Robin may live). A ton of cheese, but really good cheese.

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  • Adam West is still the best !!
    Adam West will always be Batman to me.I know the show was campy,but it was supposed to be.
    If you are looking for a good time and reminiscing about years gone by buy this movie.I saw it when it was released in theaters.I was 15 at the time.
    The villians are all the best Cesar Romero,Frank Gorshin,Burgess Meredith and Lee Meriwether.
    I did wish Julie Newmar had played Catwoman.What a goddess !!
    The picture quality is great on widesceen T.V.The bonus features are nice too.
    You can't beat the price.
    GO FOR IT !!...more info
  • Holy Nostalgia!
    I had the pleasure of watching this movie -- and the accompanying TV series -- in two different, but equally enjoyable, phases: First, as a 4th grader when they were first released in the 60s -- when I took them at face value as super hero adventure stories; and later, as an adult, reveling in the campy humor and the droll, dead-pan delivery of Adam West. This is a very corny movie -- but in a good way! Lots of fun. I especially enjoyed watching it while listening to the commentary by West and Burt Ward.
    And by the way, though I'm not a kid any more, I still want that Batmobile in my garage, and want to take the Bat Boat out for a high-speed run!...more info
  • Excellent picture quality
    I grew up watching this Original Batman movie on TV. Watching it in HighDef and on a large TV screen is Superb. If you like the Adam West and Burt Ward TV show of Batman, this movie in BluRay is highly recommended....more info
  • Great addition to my cheese collection of movies...
    Holy Batmania! The gadgets alone in this movie are worth the price of the dvd. Adam West is great, Burgess Meredith is also great. Feels like a normal Batman TV episode but if you liked the show, then I suggest you pick this up. Great Value and some neat extras, nothing crazy....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
  • 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
  • Great movie but get on Dvd
    Well I love this movie...but i bought this blu ray thinking it would be a much better version then the Dvd one i own but it is the same version the only difference is the extra's.. Which im more about the movie but the extra's are cool.. But if you just want the movie and could careless about the extra's just get the Dvd the is no pic difference I saw ...more info
  • Mindless Fun, Fit For The Whole Family.
    I was always a fan of the Batman TV series, and this movie was basically an overlong episode minus cliff hanger. This movie is not psychologically provoking like Tim Burton's series. But it is fun that your whole family can watch.

    It features the cast of the TV series. The only casting change was Lee Meriwether as the Catwoman instead of Julie Newmar (or Eartha Kitt).

    One last comment: This movie proposes a possible solution to the tension between nations. One may say it's not realistic, but nothing else seems to be working!...more info
  • Batman
    A fun romp of camp that takes me back to my childhood in the 70's...more info
  • Good for its day.
    This movie is pretty horrible. But I'm a huge Batman fan, and want everything that he's done on video. It worth watching once, but after that, I haven't picked it up again. I gave it 3 stars because it was good in its day. A must for any Batman fan. ...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
  • A CLASSIC PIECE OF HOKINESS
    I like everything Batman, except for the sequels that followed the 1989 movie, and this is one of the best incarnations. Though it looks cheesy by todays standards, that's really what they were shooting for back in 1966. I loved the bonus features and especially the commentary by Adam West and Burt Ward who let the viewers know that they also were'nt taking this seriously. My favorite is when Batman and Robin are trying to separate the dehydrated dust and are wearing doctors masks and aprons and Adam West says "look at these two idiots." Also if the execs at Fox are reading these reviews, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ON HANDS AND KNEES, release the show on DVD!!!...more info
  • I'll be slaughtered for this, I know...
    ... and get the most "not helpful" votes ever, but I have to say what I feel.

    Many will be amazed that I have never watched the old Batman TV show with Adam West, but like with Star Trek, Danish TV had too good taste to show it, fortunately. If I'd seen it as a kid, I'd either have been homicidally enraged, or worse, I'd have liked it and it'd have ruined Batman for me forever.
    It's impossible to figure out how Batman The Dark Knight and this TV show was inspired by the same comic. (OK, granted, the Batman comic of the sixties was very different from more recent incarnations.)

    I'm watching (so far) Batman The Movie, by the same producers and actors. In the beginning Batman and Robin get an instant and automatic costume change... while sliding down a pole! Batman's hood has eyebrows drawn on in purple pencil.... Then they're in a "batcopter", and Batman tries to land on a boat... from a "batladder"! Robin flies so incompetently that Batman is lowered half into the ocean... albeit very, very slowly. And within three second a shark attaches itself to his leg! He keeps battering this shark which looks so fake it does not even look like real rubber... But in vain, so robin hands him the "shark-repellent" spray! (I guess it is only for sharks met above water.) And the shark falls down... and explodes! And that's just the first five minutes.
    I'm not sure if it's supposed to be funny, but oh my gawd, it's nauseating....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
  • Blu ray disk review
    I was nicely surprised by the transfer here. Like you hear in most reviews the textures of the set and costumes are vividly apparent,the Batmobile has never shined so brightly before, and the print dont show its age much. The 1 time I talked to Adam West he said Fox had yet to show a profit from this movie, meaning hes not getting residuals. I sure hope that has changed by now. No one out there needs a movie review of this film from me, just know its worth the upgrade 4 guys and gals of a certain age. Speaking of which we are not getting any younger waiting 4 the TV series on DVD or Blu ray!!! Come on Fox and whoever, make it happen before we grow to old!! Thanks 4 your time...more info
  • Batman - The Movie Review
    But this for my kids and it was the most boring movie I have ever watched.
    The shows are more entertaining to watch then the movie....more info
  • Great Movie
    My grandson loves this movie. When I watch it with him, you can certainly see the difference in todays shows and back in the 60's and 70's. Then we wonder why so many kids have attitudes? I much prefer to let children watch some of the old reruns and the Nogin learning channel as opposed to the new released violent movies or even cartoons. ...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 Series is Better
    I'm not a big fan of the dark, unhinged Batman of today. I prefer the Detective Comics of the 1930s-1960s. I have always loved the classic, campy "Batman" (1966-1968) series starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
    Fox's movie is more and more illogical the older I get. Much of the events that took place in the feature film happened by chance. Alfred, Aunt Harriet, Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara have almost no part in the film. But overall, with the five most famous super villains--the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin and the Catwoman--the film was a satisfactory one, even though it was extremely zany. I hope that Fox or whoever has the decency to release the TV series on DVD. ...more info
  • Vintage Batman
    My 8 year old son requested this movie. He likes the 60s Batman and all the characters from the TV series. If you're into vintage Batman, you're going to love this movie. All the characters are in it. It's so corny compared to modern movies, but my son was glued to the TV. He loved it!...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
  • Great product, awesome price, great service!!!
    I just wanted to take a minute to say that you have great products, awesome prices, but best of all, great service!!!...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
  • 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
  • Greatest Movie of all time
    Batman The Movie. The only movie that comes close to this version of Batman is Batman and Robin. Though this version is much better done and leaves out the bickering between the two main characters. Amazing picture & sound quality....more info
  • HOLY CHEESE, BATMAN!
    Whoever thought of making a spoof of the Darkknight character was absolutely brilliant. I mean, you gotta admit, Bruce Wayne takes himself just a little too seriously, don'tcha think. Okay, yeah, his parents were murdered right in front of his eyes at such a young age and I guess that could make anyone go a little batty. However, this is not even discussed in the Adam West portrayal of the caped crusader. He's just some guy in a bat costume who has a young "friend" who also likes to wear tights and a cape. The two of them go around Gotham City fighting the crazies that are in and out of Arkham Asylum on a rotating basis. "Thank God you caught the Penguin, Batman, but, uhhh...we're gonna release the Riddler now so you have somethin' to do..."

    Well, in this movie, they are all out; the Penguin, the Riddler, the Joker, and the purrrrrfect Catwoman played by the beautiful Lee Meriwether...even though my favorite is still Julie Newmar...
    and of course, these crazies are going all out wreaking havoc and chaos all over the place.

    In the show you primarily saw the fantastic Batmobile...in this movie, all the stops are taken out and you see the Batcopter, the Batbike, the Batbidet...just kidding...but I remember seeing this as a little kid and I was just so amazed by all of Batman's devices. I once made a "Batarang" out of a clotheshanger...as a matter of fact, I did poke my sister's eye out...how did you know?

    Of course the great cheesy writing is definetely a part of this movie. It's not quite as sharp as the television show, but it is still pretty good. There's a great scene where Batman is running around like a madman trying to detonate a bomb. Everywhere he goes, he is frustrated in his attempt, finally he looks in the camera and in typical Adam West delivery, says, "Somedays you can't get rid of a bomb..."

    Yeah, tell that to Tim Burton...all of his Batman movies were bombs. And don't be telling me that he explored the deeper and darker parts of Bruce Wayne's fractured psyche. His movies were pure bat guano...

    But back to this one, yeah, it is a cheesefest, but I sit on the couch with my nephews and I'm wiping tears from my eyes because it's so silly, so ridiculous, and so incredibly funny.

    So, yeah, I highly recommend this.

    Batpeace and Batblessings to all of you......more info