Batman: The Movie

Batman: The Movie

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Director: Leslie Martinson

Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether

     
 

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Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero),…  See more details below

Overview

Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The entire cast is excellent, particularly West and Ward, who distinguish themselves among a standout list with hilariously straight-faced performances. The film includes some truly memorable scenes, highlighted by a particularly tenacious shark with a vertical leap that would put Spud Webb to shame and a bomb on the waterfront with no place to explode (nuns, infants and lovebirds beware!).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0024543534327
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Audio commentary by Adam West & Burt Ward; Tour of the Batmobile; Batman featurette; Still gallery; Theatrical trailer & teaser

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam West Batman/Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward Robin/Dick Grayson
Lee Meriwether Catwoman/Kitka
Cesar Romero The Joker
Burgess Meredith The Penguin
Frank Gorshin The Riddler
Alan Napier Alfred
Neil Hamilton Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake Aunt Harriet Cooper
Reginald Denny Cmdr. Schmidlapp
Milton Frome Vice Adm. Fangschliester
Gil Perkins Bluebeard
Dick Crockett Morgan
George Sawava Quetch

Technical Credits
Leslie Martinson Director
William Dozier Producer
Harry Gerstad Editor
Neal Hefti Songwriter
Nelson Riddle Score Composer
Howard Schwartz Cinematographer
Lorenzo Semple Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Batman: The Movie
1. Dedication/ Main Titles [:48]
2. To the Rescue [1:53]
3. The Suicidal Shark [4:27]
4. The Press Conference [2:19]
5. The Terrible Truth [2:07]
6. The United Underworld [2:21]
7. The Illegal Mirage [3:15]
8. Torpedo Targets [1:29]
9. The Pentagon's Mistake [3:59]
10. Riddle Me This [2:20]
11. The Riddler's Plan [3:17]
12. Miss Kitka [1:26]
13. A Date With Kitka [2:25]
14. Bat Bait [:18]
15. Carried Away [2:12]
16. Alone Together [3:13]
17. Bruce's Escape [:50]
18. The Penguin's Plan [3:28]
19. Batman & the Bomb [3:15]
20. Commodore Schmidlapp? [:32]
21. Just Add (Heavy) Water [4:20]
22. Follow That Penguin [2:29]
23. Misguided Missile [:05]
24. Marathon Men [2:40]
25. Dehydrated Diplomats [4:47]
26. High Sea Pursuit [3:38]
27. Bat-Charges [2:13]
28. Submarine Showdown [1:32]
29. Holy Heartbreak! [2:19]
30. A Diplomatic Dust Storm [2:48]
31. A Mixing Of Minds [1:50]
32. End Titles [:07]

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Batman: The Movie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Jason1981 More than 1 year ago
Batman, Batman, Batman! Oh man, this movie was HILARIOUS. It's one of those movies that are so stupid, and so bad that they're actually GOOD. I used to watch the re-runs of the tv series when I was a kid in the 80s. It was so bad, but my sister and I didn't care. It was Batman and Robin, on the tv screen, kicking butt and taking names! The plot is actually great, and the situation serious (although not TOO serious--after all, it's the 60s Batman). The special effects aren't bad for its time, especially the laser gun on the Batboat. The rubber shark was hilariously bad, though. (Seems like each incarnation of Batman fights with a shark at least once. ) The fights are also pretty decent, especially the final battle-- better than the Batamn tv series, actually. And the way Bruce constantly outwits Joker, Ridddler, Catwoman and Pengiun just proves once again that even this version of Batman can always win when he has time to plan. And of course, the bomb scene. That is, without a doubt, the best few moments in the entire movie. Batman running around with a bomb, not able to find a place to dump it, and the fuse that's taking forever to run out makes for one of the most hilarious movie scenes ever. Some days, you just cna't get rid of a bomb. And some days, you just can't help laughing your butt off at this so-bad-it's-good flick. TO THE BATCAVE!
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Batman: The Movie is one of the most funniest movie ever. I grew up as a 5 year old watching the television series when it premiered on January 1966 on ABC and I never missed any episodes from 1966-1968. I did not watch the movie when it came out, but I did watched it when it was on ABC Sunday Night Movie. That's why I became a huge Batman fan. I just bought the Batman Complete Television Series box set on DVD. It is fully remastered and the picture looks better and clearer. It was like brand new.
Medic_Chick05 More than 1 year ago
fun movie that is awesome for the family..i watched this show when i was a kid in the 80s and i still watch reruns when its on metv..just because it was innocent and fun and reminds me of myself as a lil girl,pretending to be batgirl,helping batman and robin to keep gotham city safe
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if you are a fan of the old tv series i suggest this title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just watched this film for the first time. I am 19 and in college. This movie was completely amazing. We came to the conclusion that its really not a movie about Batman, but a film about insane people who think they are either super heroes or super villians. The memorable quotes in the movie are endless and the absurd answers to the riddles will have you on the floor in tears especially with how they totally except the theories and how they are right about them! I'm so buying the dvd!!!
Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
Now when the TV show was out I thought it was so stupid! Batman had no muscles and didn¿t fight! Well fight like I thought batman should. When I got older I bought this to just add to my collection and figured id try again...and I could not stop laughing! Didn¿t understand why more people are not talking about how funny this is! WATCH IT WITH FREINDS!!!
dlovern More than 1 year ago
As campy as the television series was, watching the movie offers a different perspective on what Batman was/is to American and world culture. On the surface, the movie is just as fun and mindless as the series was. The plot is a sort of Doomsday scenario that puts Batman and Robin against ALL FOUR of their major arch-nemeses. We see that this league of villains has kidnapped Commodore Schmidlapp on his great yacht, which is transporting an invention that appeals greatly to the villains. The contraption is essentially a gun which, when fired, dehydrates anything in its path (in this case - people), reducing them to a fine powder. Adding water to the powder will bring the person back to life, but careful to which sort of water you use! The villains eventually storm the United World Security Council (Something like the United Nations), and dehydrate the council members. What follows is a spoiler, and best described in the wiki entry for the film:

"Armed with a dehydrator that can turn humans into dust, a Navy surplus submarine, and their three pirate henchmen (Bluebeard, Morgan and Quetch), the "fearsome foursome" intends to take over the world, and Batman and Robin must stop them. Catwoman romantically lures Bruce Wayne into a trap, unaware that Wayne is Batman's alter-ego, and Penguin even schemes his way into the Batcave, leaving the Duo unable to prevent the kidnapping of the dehydrated United World Security Council.
After giving chase in the Batboat, the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder use a sonic charge weapon to disable Penguin's submarine and bring it to the surface, where a grand fistfight ensues.
Although the powdered members of the dehydrated Council are mixed together ¿ which would normally spell their doom ¿ Batman constructs an elaborate filter to return each of them to life.
Prior to this process, Robin asks Batman if it might not be in the world's best interests, with continued problems of overt racism, especially in the U.S. during the 1960s, for them to alter the dust samples so that humans can no longer harm one another. In response, Batman says that they cannot do so and can only hope for people, in general, to learn to live together peacefully on their own.
However, in the final scene, Robin's wishes are ironically fulfilled when the Security Council is improperly re-hydrated. While all of the members are alive and well, continuing to squabble among themselves and totally oblivious of their surroundings, each of them now speaks a completely different language than their original native tongue. As the world looks on in disbelief at this development, Batman and Robin quietly climb out of the United World Headquarters to an uncertain future. Batman's final words express his sincere hope that this "mixing of minds" does more good than it does harm."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(1966_film)
diva209 More than 1 year ago
we really loved this movie and will watch it often in the future
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