some random browsing led me to discover that, at last, the original 60s TV series of Batman is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray. all of it. as in, all 120 episodes. blimey.
this is, as you might well expect, not a cheap Batman release. it's also not, considering the content, insanely overpriced either. it's currently listed at £109.99 for Blu Ray (13 discs) and £66 for DVD (18 discs). as this is labelled "limited edition", you can bet it will be released, deleted, unavailable and sell (or be listed at least) for a lot more on eBay and similar.
the DVD set is sorely tempting. not just for price, either - exactly how much better on Blu-Ray will a 60s NTSC TV show from the USA look? not much, i would wager. plus, the DVD is somewhat more versatile in where it can be played.
but the Blu-Ray box set, inside, looks like a thing of beauty. there are no pictures of the DVD version yet, but you can guess it will be cheap and cheerful looking. bonus, though, if it looks similar!
the fanboys are, of course, already whining. never mind that, at long last, it is officially available. oh no, they want to moan that it is "complete". it seems some would prefer that the episodes featuring Bat Girl be removed, look you see. i guess some fanboys just don't "get" girls, as it were.
i am trying to remember why exactly this most splendid of TV series has not appeared on disc before. i am pretty sure it's something to do with the usual - copyright and rights ownership. meanwhile, of course, all of it has been pretty much freely available via people "uploading" tape copies to the web.
right, let me see how much for partially used kidneys go for on the black market these days, that will help determine if this gets bought.
happy Bat viewing if you go right ahead and purchase!
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