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Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2008

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"Batman: The Movie" (Blu-ray)

movie-july-2008-batman.jpgSynopsis

Batman and Robin discover that the Penguin (Meredith), Catwoman (Meriwether), the Joker (Romero), and the Riddler (Gorshin) have turned representatives from major countries throughout the world into dust by dehydrating them.

So, the Dynamic Duo trace the rogues to a submarine and attempt to rescue the respresentatives and save the world.

 

 

Specifications

  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • 1966, Color, Rated PG, 1 Hr 45 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 27 Mbps
  • English DTS HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Leslie Martinson
  • Starring Burgess Meredith, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

This is the 1966 movie version of the campy TV series from that same era, and was filmed when color TV was just beginning to be a big thing. One of our fraternity brothers had a color TV at his parents' house, and one evening a week, we would all go over there to watch this TV program. We decided to buy one for the fraternity house so we could all watch this, plus Star Trek and The Fugitive. In those days, when a TV program went to color, they would announce it at the beginning of each episode.

Technical

At 27 Mbps, the image quality is really good, perahps because there was so much exotic color in the various Batman environments. The audio is, alas, mono.

Extras

These include commentary by Adam West and Burt Ward, Batman on Location, Gotham City's Most Wanted, and other things.