DVD Review – Batman: The Complete Third Season

Pat FrancisDVD Review, TV on DVD2 Comments

Batman Season 3“POW” “BAM” “THWAP” the holy grail of 60’s television has finally been released on DVD and fans of the 1966 “Batman” series will not be disappointed.

After almost 50 years Batman fanatics can rejoice because the campy caped crusader has arrived on DVD. “Batman: The Complete Third Season” serves up the final 26 episodes of this iconic full color action and adventure series.

Season Three offers up a few changes to the series format by introducing a third crime fighter, Batgirl (Yvonne Craig), and for the most part doing away with 2-part cliffhanger episodes, embracing the self contained episode format.

Guest villains in this set include Louie The Lilac (Milton Berle), Catwoman (Eartha Kitt), Egghead (Vincent Price), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Minerva (Zsa Zsa Gabor) and for the first time since Season 1, Frank Gorshin returns as The Riddler.

Warner Brothers, in conjunction with Fox, has spared no expense in making this  popular series look and sound better than ever! In fact this might just be the best looking video transfer I have ever seen. The vibrant colors pop right off the screen and the episodes are so crystal clear you won’t believe that the show was made over 4 decades ago.

The five disc set contains 4 episode discs plus a “Special Features” disc that includes the following:

-Hanging With Batman
-Holy Memorabilia Batman!
-Batmania Born: Building The World Of Batman
-Bats Of The Round Table
-Inventing Batman: In The Words Of Adam West
-Na Na Na Batman!
-Bat Rarities! Straight From The Vault

Adam West and Burt Ward are still just as fun to watch in 2015 as they were in the swinging 60s. New generations of kids will marvel at the gadgets and vehicles while adults will be taken back to a time when Batman was played for good old fashioned heroic fun.

Drumroll please… 10 out of 10 bat-a-rangs!!!

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Pat FrancisDVD Review – Batman: The Complete Third Season