For the first time ever, the classic 1960s "Batman" TV series starring Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. In November 2014, you'll be able to own the complete series with all 120 episodes from the show's full three season run, along with hours of behind-the-scenes content.
"Batman: The Complete Television Series" will be available in multiple formats so fans can choose the flavor that suits them best. Every set features completely remastered editions of all of the series' episodes along with three hours of never-before-seen features, including interviews with stars Adam West and Burt Ward, a production design featurette, a roundtable chat with West and some of his Hollywood friends about the show, a look at the world of Batman collectibles and more.
All of the series' noteworthy guest stars are accounted for among the remastered episodes, such as Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., and many more.
The biggest and most collectible package is the "Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition" Blu-ray set. It includes everything listed above along with an assortment of exclusive collectors items. These include a detailed Hot Wheels replica of the Batmobile from the show, a hardcover copy of "The Adam West Scrapbook," a hardcover episode guide, 44 vintage trading cards and digital copies of all 120 episodes.
"The Adam West Scrapbook" contains photos from West's personal archives that have never before seen the light of day. The episode guide has a synopsis of every episode along with photos from the show. The Blu-ray Limited Edition set is individually numbered to increase their value for collectors.
The Limited Edition Blu-ray set will retail for $270. The DVD collection — which comes without any of the Limited Edition goodies — will sell for $200, while a DVD set of just the first season will be available for $40. The complete series will also be made available as a digital download purchase.
At Comic-Con 2014, a special panel was held to unveil the the Blu-ray and DVD releases, where West and Ward both appeared on stage to address fans and answer questions about the show. It's all part of DC Comics' ongoing celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary.
"Fans around the world have been clamoring for this release for decades," said Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group senior vice president Rosemary Markson. "Warner Bros. is beyond thrilled to make the Caped Crusader's fans' wishes come true."
"Batman: The Complete Television Series" will arrive on November 11, 2014.