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!!!
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.