Futura Batmobile in HD...blu ray

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Futura Batmobile in HD...blu ray

Post by batbelfry » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:06 pm

Warner Archive is releasing "It Started with a Kiss" remastered on blu ray...which of course features the pre-Batmoble Futura, still wearing its red paint.

WAC has uploaded a clip to youtube...jump ahead to about the 4:13 mark...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHZvvVCIs98

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Post by Ben Bentley » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:01 am

That’s really wild to see this remastered in HD. It looks like it could have been shot yesterday.

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Post by John Mack » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:33 am

Barris should have kept the raising window bubble feature. Would have made more sense from a crime fighting stand point to have an enclosed car (bullet proof etc) not to mention it does rain, get cold and hot in Gotham City. That being said, I love our Batmobile!
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Post by Lou Szabo » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:30 pm

And it would tie back to the 1950’s Batmobile
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Post by batbelfry » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:21 pm

I can't remember where I read it, but I feel like I saw an interview about that once, where someone (Barris probably?) said that the open/close mechanism was too slow, and they decided that it would never work within the action context of the show.

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Post by chrisbcritter » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:49 pm

Yeeeowzah! Or: "Holy Campbell's Cream of Tomato!"
futura-34.jpg
Note how the paint job isn't as glossy as it could be - a concession to preventing reflections, probably.

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