60’s Batman TV series to get DVD/BR Release

downloadThe series that made Adam West a cultural icon and brought Batman and comic books into the mainstream, is finally coming to home video.

The news broke when late-night talk-show host Conan O’Brien tweeted his excitement about the announcement. The story was soon confirmed by Warner Brothers.

 

Batman, starring Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Richard Grayson/Robin, ran from 1966-1968 and made Batman a cultural phenomenon. But for many long decades dispute over the rights of actors appearance, music and the ownership of the franchise, held the series from merchandising or being produced for home video consumption. The series never saw a release on any home video format and has long been relegated to re-runs only. Part of the problem lies with the fact that the series was produced and owned by Fox, while the characters have been the domain of Warner Brothers.

But a deal has finally been reached, rights have been worked out and at long last we will see the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder sidekick in all their Wam-Pow adventures on DVD and Blu Ray.

While details remain sparse, it’s exciting news for the announcement alone.

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