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Reply #30 - 07/04/08 at 12:47pm
 
Justis wrote on 07/04/08 at 11:14am:
I don't understand...can't we all just be happy that part of the series came out on Viewmaster?


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Well, Justis, I think many were happy with the Viewmaster right up until the introduction of home video. From that point forward...and an early 80s retrospective/episode guide in the pages of Video Review which set off alarms that such attention "must" mean a video release was on the horizon...Bat-fans transformed into a very impatient lot.

I recall taping the pre-"remastered" muddy syndication prints in '81 - '82 (probably in use since the early 70's) and although I appreciated having the series on tape, I had dreams of an official release.

Still dreaming about that!!


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Reply #31 - 07/04/08 at 5:12pm
 
BatmiteReturns wrote on 07/02/08 at 11:42pm:
It really irks me when I see blatant bootlegging done at conventions. At Wizard World this past weekend I saw two cases of it. They had a huge TV running the 1966 TV show (great quality btw) and selling the complete season for $99.
Ugh.

Yup, but you know what?
I can pop a disc in and watch Any episode, ANY time I darn well please.
And until TPTB get their heads out of their collective rectums, That's how it's got to be.
Will I buy an official set?
Hell yes.
But in the meantime? I'm as happy as a giant clam that's swallowed Robin!
And God bless the fans that can get ahold of something that should have been released years ago.

And let me ask this:
How many people out there who are so vocally"opposed" to bootlegs, have copies of the series? Either on VHS, or stuff they recorded, or yes even bootlegs? Is it a case of "I have mine so screw you", or are you THAT vehement about fans getting what they want?
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Re: The 1966 Batman Tv Series on DVD soon?
Reply #32 - 07/04/08 at 6:52pm
 
Usual topic revisited.  Suffice to say, if the series is ever even close to coming out officially on DVD, this is the first place you will hear about it!!!!!!!

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Reply #33 - 07/04/08 at 8:27pm
 
My recommendation:

Starts with a "t" and rhymes, mostly, with "abhorrent."

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Reply #34 - 07/04/08 at 9:26pm
 
Justis wrote on 07/04/08 at 8:27pm:
My recommendation:

Starts with a "t" and rhymes, mostly, with "abhorrent."

Wink


Agreed. That's where mine came from.  Smiley
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Reply #35 - 07/05/08 at 11:02am
 
Perhaps I should have made my point clearer. I understand why the bootlegs are such a popular item and I don't blame you one bit for having them.

My problem was with the people at these huge conventions trying to sell the series as a legit item with huge banners and advertising as an actual WB/DC/FOX release.

The fakes looked very good and to the untrained eye will come across as the real deal.
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Reply #36 - 07/05/08 at 5:01pm
 
Hey People are saying about the Tv Series is coming out on DVD July 18th this year this is what I heard Burt Ward is an optimist. He believes that, eventually, the Batman TV series of the 1960s will be freed from purgatory and that it will finally make its debut on DVD.  Wink I can't wait for that day.
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Reply #37 - 07/05/08 at 9:48pm
 
I usually hate the thought of bootleg copies of anything! but since it isn't on dvd, I'm even thinking of it but afraid of getting burned! just think of it, the mighty Isis is on dvd and the 1966 Batman isn't!! pretty sad!!
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Reply #38 - 07/05/08 at 10:09pm
 
What has really escalated this series above others when it comes to bootlegging is that it has NEVER been available to the home video market. Not Betamax, VHS or even laserdisc. Nothing.

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Reply #39 - 07/05/08 at 11:23pm
 
It does help thought that there is at least one good boot set, TV Land Canada, that measures up to the best possible standard of boot you can find for *any* TV show not released commercially.   (1) The episodes were shown uncut content wise (2) No split-screen or squeezed end credits and (3) the original source recorder did them with direct digital recording so the TV Land Canada copies have the higher resolution of being direct digital recordings and not VHS to DVD transfers for their master element (I think this accounts for why the quality is better than the "studio masters" set).

Many other TV shows that you have to go the boot route with don't fall into this category.    You're often forced to rely on VHS transfers from edited repeats on cable usually more than a decade or two ago.
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Reply #40 - 07/06/08 at 11:50am
 
I hate this topic ... But gosh I love that video clip Lee!
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Reply #41 - 07/06/08 at 2:29pm
 
Idol wrote on 07/05/08 at 5:01pm:
Hey People are saying about the Tv Series is coming out on DVD July 18th this year this is what I heard Burt Ward is an optimist. He believes that, eventually, the Batman TV series of the 1960s will be freed from purgatory and that it will finally make its debut on DVD.  Wink I can't wait for that day.


DVD releases are officially announced approximately 3 months ahead of actual release date.  Since we're already into July the earliest realistic date is Q4.   Since there are no substantive rumors among the various popular (and well connected) DVD sites it does not appear that a 2008 release is in the cards.

I'm very skeptical of any kind of release anytime soon.   There simply isn't any kind of evidence supporting a proposed release.  I'd love to be wrong, but in the absence of proof I'm not buying it.
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Re: The 1966 Batman Tv Series on DVD soon?
Reply #42 - 07/06/08 at 4:56pm
 
With regard to bootleggers, Im always curious why we all keep buying them from these people. However we get our copy of the Batman episodes at the moment is theoretically illegal I assume, whether we download from the Internet, buy online, or buy from conventions.

There must be enough people who know each other on here and probably live locally to be able to trade these episodes 'between friends'? Until the 'official' DVD release is out surely this is better (and maybe cheaper) than giving the money to the bootleggers.

There is probably a better chance of getting a decent/working set from fellow Bat-friends as well... Mayeb we all do this anyway, but don;t like to tell everyone... Smiley

Anyone else care to comment on this?
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Reply #43 - 07/06/08 at 7:10pm
 
I know one thing, after watching a few episodes on youtube, I need to get all the episodes soon, I can't wait any longer!!! Angry
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Reply #44 - 07/06/08 at 7:43pm
 
burt west wrote on 07/06/08 at 7:10pm:
I know one thing, after watching a few episodes on youtube, I need to get all the episodes soon, I can't wait any longer!!! Angry


Welcome to the Bat board Burt West. The rest of us here have been waiting & waiting & waiting......you get the picture, for the DVD release. You are more than welcomed to wait with us.
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