The Original Series - The Third Season (1967 - 1968/Fox/DC
Comics/Warner DVD Set)
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: B+
West and Burt Ward star as Batman and Robin as the adventure comes on
DVD in this, the final season of the show features the debut of the
late Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Eartha Kitt as the new Catwoman,
replacing Julie Newmar (skipping Lee Meriwether, who could have
filled in from Batman: The Movie, but did not). Running on
television originally from 1967 to 1968, this is the fourth set to
come out on DVD, Season 2 being split over two editions that
have come out over the course of the year.
2014 was when the huge Blu-ray box set of the entire show was
released by Warner but for those, like myself, that chose to just
wait for the DVD editions. This is a welcome addition to round out
your collection and complete the series. I never grow tired of
watching this series and am thrilled to finally have a proper release
of them on home video after al these years. New Bat Fans may be
turned off by the corny jokes and plot convenience, but it's
excellent for others that like their superheroes with a bit of humor.
episodes make up the season spanning five discs featuring classic
villains The Joker, The Riddler, Penguin, Siren, King Tut, Lord
Marmaduke, Catwoman, and of course Vincent Price as Egghead. Some
more obscure characters round out the series: Minerva, Dr. Cassandra,
Spellcraft, and Cabala. You can read about the specific episodes and
who played which villains, go to this link for the episode guide in
the Blu-ray box set release...
in standard definition, the program is presented in its original
1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio with a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
track. While not as impressive as the Blu-ray HD transfers, the show
looks fine on DVD and better or comparable to current television
broadcasts using older transfers.
extras, but the previous link offers the first half of Season 2 on
DVD, followed by its conclusion here...
am a huge fan of the original Batman series and am happy to have
finally rounded out my collection on DVD. I still have plans to get
the Blu-ray set eventually but for now these will do!
James Harland Lockhart V