It Sounds Like This Is The Year BATMAN ’66 Gets A Home Video Release
UPDATE: DC and Warner Bros. Home Video have both confirmed the news. No release date or any other information have been released at this time. Original story follows.
A home video release of the entire 1966 Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward is something Bat fans have been hoping would happen for a long time. There have been numerous rumors throughout the years regarding a DVD release for the entire 120 episode run of the fun and campy series, but it sounds like 2014 may just be the year it actually happens. With the recent release of numerous Batman ’66 toys and other merchandise, it seems that the red tape that has been holding things up for years has finally been pulled off.
Fox, Warner Bros., and DC have had numerous rights and licensing disputes over the series since it ended, things were finally ironed out and wave upon wave of Batman toys featuring the likenesses of Adam West, Burt Ward, and the rest of the cast started hitting store shelves last year. Well Conan O’Brien may have just let the big home video release news out of the bag. Here’s an interesting Tweet he sent out with the picture that was then posted on his site (as you can see below).
Now it’s odd that Conan would be the one to make the announcement before anything official happens, but Warner Home Video’s Gary Miereanu corroborates the talk show host’s story in some Tweets of his own. The PR superguy told his followers that he believes Conan and that they should to since he “knows all.” While Miereanu mainly deals with DC‘s animated releases, I’m sure he would know about Batman ’66s release if it is indeed happening. While it isn’t set in stone, it seems that this may be the year when the long-awaited DVD or Blu-ray release of the entire classic series happens. What do you think? Will you be tuning in to the same Bat channel in your own Batcave if this gets released?
Source : Team CoCo