It was in mid-January - almost three months ago, now! - that we passed along the exciting news
that Bat-fan Conan O'Brien tweeted (and confirmed by Warner Home Video) that the 1966 live-action Batman
series would finally come to DVD later this year. Since then, we're still waiting on word from the studio about all the details...including that all-important release date!
This past weekend, April 4th-6th, the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2014 was held, and among the MANY illustrious guests were both Adam West and Burt Ward. We didn't get to attend ourselves, but "Joe Comicbook" of ComicBook.com reported about it
the other day. And that report is now going worldwide, with Yahoo UK spreading the word about it in their Movies section. What did they report about the DVDs? First of all, there's a timeframe! Burt Ward ("Robin") reportedly talked about it:
"Finally, after an innumerable number of years, our series is going to be coming out, all 120 episodes," said Ward. "I understand it's right at the end of November this year in time for Christmas."
The bold-faced emphasis is ours, but that's because we wanted to make sure nobody missed it! Both Ward and West also relayed to the crowd about how the previous week they had gone in to Warner - separately - to record bonus material that will be used on the DVD releases. They also explained how good they expect this release to look on your TV screens:
"And I also understand that they've really done a tremendous job digitally remastering our series so that it's really going to be just absolutely gorgeous on DVD. So I think you can look forward to a very, very high class product."
That's awesome to hear! Keep in mind that it is NOT official news from the studio, however, so the release time and the inclusion of bonus material is always subject to change, as Warner Home Video works to produce and finalize it all. Stay tuned, of course, and we'll keep you informed as further developments occur. Our thanks to one of our readers, "Frank," for the heads-up about this report!