Batman TV Series: Complete Seasons on DVD

Holy DVD release, Batman! After years of legal wrangling, it is great to know that fans of the Batman TV series from the 1960s are at last able to own the complete seasons for home viewing.

As a child of the Sixties, this camp comedy take on the super hero was compulsive TV for me. This was a pop art Batman filmed in Dayglo colours who managed to thwart his arch enemies such as The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin in twice weekly half  hour segments.

It was fast-paced and fun and a million miles away from the later dramatic blockbusters starring the likes of George Clooney and Christian Bale. This was comic book Batman brought to prime time television and for 120 episodes it worked well.

Everyone knew the theme tune and the next day the school playground was full of BAM! POW! and ZONK! exclamations as kids recreated their own versions of the previous night’s episode.

The show has since achieved cult status over the near 50 years since it was first produced and fans will be excited to get their hands on these DVDs so they can revive those memories of a golden bygone era. Today’s kids will no doubt love it too, keeping the series alive for new generations.

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Richard waxes lyrical about all forms of entertainment, including movies, music and television.

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