Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Rockatansky » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:23 pm

The wife just found it on the door step a few minutes ago!

Delivered on a Sunday in Perth, Western Australia!

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Now the fun begins!

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by ChAnOoD » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Got mine today as well! I watched the first 4 episodes and a few documentaries. I get teary eyes on the West one (and I still think looks more "melodramatic" than something cheerful like Adam) and when he tried the Batcowl in the collectors one. :oops:

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Rockatansky » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:58 am

Watched all the special features and the first episode on the Sunday,

Gonna' be a great Christmas break!

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by batsman » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:32 pm

I’m posting in this thread, because there are a few things that need to be said.

I’ve taken a look at the Season 1 set. I was going to post this as a separate thread, but there are a couple things that need to be said.

This isn’t about personal taste

This is about fact.

WB got it wrong. There are so many things they got wrong with this set.

So WRONG.

The mods of this board have made it clear, they don’t want any discussion about this, so I’m not posting the details, but WB got it wrong.

So disappointed with the set, it could have been so much better.

Fox should have released the set, not WB video.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by AndyFish » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:06 pm

I don't think the mods have said that at all-- there are plenty of threads to talk about details on the set.
Personally, I'm delighted with it, and I put in for the replacement discs 1 and 8 for the Blu Ray set to correct the minor quibbles I had with it. But look through the posts there are plenty of places to talk about what you think.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Lee Kirkham » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:22 pm

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:46 pm

I've only asked that people try to stay away from the "EST" nature of critiquing and complaining. Delivery is EVERYTHING. As stated before; Critiquing is one thing, condemning is another and torches are just plain unnecessary. If one is not happy, that's understood but please tone it down a bit. It really sours the party. I also ask that people don't derail the initial direction of a thread. Either find a suitable thread or start a new one.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by robinboyblunderer » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:47 pm

I guess I'm not sure where this should go, but it's relevant.

My impression is that the Blurays offer impressive color and detail but some of the latter can potentially "spoil" the show, by showing Adam and Burt's five-o-clock shadow, etc. I've held off on this so far, but will most likely go with the regular set since I don't own a blurray player.

It's too bad the Marsha epilogue was cut, that's actually one of my favorite scenes, and I like that Aunt Hildy reformed. I can appreciate those moments in the show.

cheers

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by batsman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:28 am

I'd like to thank everyone for their posts.

The remastering is unbelievable in some places. WB took the time to remaster these episodes, and it shows.

The question is *what source* did they actually use to remaster these episodes?

The pilot is from a different source, and isn't the print that's usually broadcast and is darker.

In some areas, they went too dark.

Some of the Batspin transitions are "corrected" for this release, in some cases they have gone ahead and centred them, and in other cases they have rescaled them to fit the center of the screen.

The audio on one of the opening spins, is sped up.

I will leave it at that for now, but there is so much that could have been done to make the set better. Batman deserves nothing less than the best quality possible.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Lou Szabo » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:40 am

As far as the remastering, there are some very interesting threads on newly visible nuances and differences in the Batmobile from season to season and episode to episode over at the Batmobile site. I'm talking subtleties such as a change from slotted head to Phllips head screws on the front canopies. Wow, minor trivia to the casual observer, but extremely important for a 100% reproduction and historical archeology.

I still get a rush as the opening credits start to roll. As an Adult, I really appreciate Adam and Burts performances. This series really is the comic book brought to life. Also, what they call "Camp" seems to remind me of today's "Dramadies" a serious drama with bits of humor and occasional absurdity - like real life.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by batsman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:39 pm

Szabol wrote:As far as the remastering, there are some very interesting threads on newly visible nuances and differences in the Batmobile from season to season and episode to episode over at the Batmobile site. I'm talking subtleties such as a change from slotted head to Phllips head screws on the front canopies.
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Szabol wrote:I still get a rush as the opening credits start to roll. As an Adult, I really appreciate Adam and Burts performances. This series really is the comic book brought to life. Also, what they call "Camp" seems to remind me of today's "Dramadies" a serious drama with bits of humor and occasional absurdity - like real life.Batmania reigns again!
BTW, the opening credits animation looks fantastic with the new remastering.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by batfan67 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:34 am

robinboyblunderer wrote:I guess I'm not sure where this should go, but it's relevant.

My impression is that the Blurays offer impressive color and detail but some of the latter can potentially "spoil" the show, by showing Adam and Burt's five-o-clock shadow, etc. I've held off on this so far, but will most likely go with the regular set since I don't own a blurray player.

It's too bad the Marsha epilogue was cut, that's actually one of my favorite scenes, and I like that Aunt Hildy reformed. I can appreciate those moments in the show.

cheers
You can still see 5 o'clock shadows and other details on the standard DVD set too.

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Lord Death Man » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:59 am

They did such a wonderful job on the remastering you can even see all these details on an old 22 year old analog TV (one day we will have to replace that old set in our 'Bat Cave' room, but somehow an analog TV seems wonderfully appropriate to watch the series on).
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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Bob Furmanek » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:35 pm

To those that are wondering why some of the next week bumpers are not on the correct episodes as originally broadcast, I did some research and compiled a list of the 1966 and 1967 ABC summer reruns.

They struck new 35mm prints for the network reruns and the bumpers were changed on the original 35mm negatives. When mastering in 4K for the new blu-ray release, the 35mm elements would still have the bumpers in place for the ABC network reruns.

I can tell you that the one 35mm camera negative I personally handled for THE BAT'S KOW TOW had a next week bumper for the Penguin which would have been for the August 17, 1967 ABC rerun.

The full list in this thread: http://66batman.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3521

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Re: Batman TV series DVD set in 2014!!

Post by Batmanfan71 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:17 pm

I still haven't picked up my copy of the TV show. I'm trying to decide between the limited edition or standard edition Blu-Ray set.

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