Batman 66 Visual Media List (Last Updated 20th Oct 2019)

Much like with the lists on Wikipedia, this list may never be complete to certain standards in as far as what people consider official releases and what people consider to be a thorough list.

Where necessary I shall explain the connection of the item to Batman 66.

I have broken this list into the following sections;

  • Story
  • In-Character Appearances (such as instances where Adam West is portraying Batman but it doesn’t contribute to an over-arching story)
  • Documentary/Biopic (Items that look at the history of the show and/or its various elements)
  • Of Interest (Items that may not be intrinsically Batman 66 items, but may have some thematic connection)
  • Video Games (New section added 18th October 2019) – This section will feature Video Games that would perhaps qualify for one or more of the sections listed above, but it made sense to keep separate due to the difference in formatting

I will endeavor to update this list when new information comes my way, in regards to new releases, new formats, or new items that I wasn’t previously aware of. [Last Updated: 20th October 2019]

STORY

  • Batman: The Complete Series (1966-1968) (The Series itself) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD] [Content also available as the following releases; Batman: Season 1, Batman: Season 2: Part 1, Batman: Season 2: Part 2, Batman: Season 3, all available on DVD]
  • Batman: The Movie (1966) (The feature film made between the first and second seasons of the show) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, UMD, VHS, Betamax]
  • The Green Hornet (1974, although the content is from 1966-1967) (The feature film which melds together 4 full episodes and various other clips of Batman’s sister show, Green Hornet) [Available on DVD, VHS]
  • Fury of the Dragon (1976, although the content is from 1966-1967) (Another feature film which melds together another 4 full episodes and various other clips of Batman’s sister show, Green Hornet) [Available on DVD, VHS]
  • The New Adventures of Batman (1977) (Adam West and Burt Ward reprise their roles as Batman and Robin in this series) [Available on DVD]
  • Legends of the Super Heroes (1979) (Adam West, Burt Ward and Frank Gorshin all reprise their roles as Batman, Robin and The Riddler in these two TV specials) [Available on Warner Archive MOD-DVD]
  • Super Friends The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984-1985) (Adam West voices Batman in this series) [Available on DVD]
  • The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985-1986) (Adam West voices Batman in this series) [Available on DVD]
  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) (Set in the continuity of the original show) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Batman vs Two-Face (2017) (Set in the continuity of the original show) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]

IN-CHARACTER APPEARANCES

  • Bruce Lee: Century Hero (1999) (for special feature “Bruce Lee on “The Milton Berle Show””, unfortunately a poorly edited 4 minutes of poor quality footage of Adam West, Van Williams and Bruce Lee reprising their roles as Batman, Green Hornet and Kato respectively. The comedy sketch can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube) [Available on DVD]
  • The Simpsons: Season 14 (2002-2003) (for the episode “Large Marge”, in which Bart and Milhouse are watching an episode of the “old Batman show”. Adam West and Burt Ward both reprise their roles [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Robot Chicken DC Comics Specials 1-3 (2012, 2014, 2015) (for “Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship”, in which Adam West’s Batman features in a few sketches, with Adam West reprising the role. Of note, Adam also voices a robber in another sketch and Burt Ward appears as himself) [Available on DVD]

DOCUMENTARY/BIOPIC

  • Holy Batmania (1989) (A documentary in a similar vain to Batmania: From Comics to Screen, with a small look at the comics, the 40s Batman serials and the Green Hornet but with the main focus being on Batman 66) [Available on DVD, VHS]
  • Batmania: From Comics to Screen (1989) (A documentary in a similar vain to Holy Batmania, with a small look at the comics, the 40s Batman serials and the Green Hornet but with the main focus being on Batman 66) [Available on DVD, VHS]
  • Batman and Robin And The Great Super Heroes (1989) (A documentary on various Film and TV superheroes, but mainly focusing on 60s Batman) [Available on VHS]
  • Holy Batmania! 2 (1992) (A documentary, not particularly well put together, which features footage from the Equal Pay PSA starring Yvonne Craig and Burt Ward in various different orders repeated quite a few times over and over again. Among this however there are a few interviews not available on other releases.) [Available on VHS]
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) (This biopic of Bruce Lee features a scene showing the shooting of a scene for the Green Hornet TV show, with Van Williams, the actor who portrayed Green Hornet in the TV show, playing the Director in this scene) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Laserdisc, VHS]
  • Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon (1994) (This release has a whole section of its special features dedicated to Batman’s so-called sister show “Green Hornet”. Going deeper into it though, William Dozier does a network promo for Green Hornet on the set of Commissioner Gordon’s Office. Under the Green Hornet promos there’s various interlocking promos that promote Batman and Green Hornet together, and finally, the script for the Batman/Green Hornet crossover episodes is featured in its entirety on this release) [Available on DVD]
  • Batman: Holy Batmania! (2000) (Disc 1 is 4 documentaries; Batman:Holy Batmania, Adam West: Behind the Cowl, Cesar Romero: In a Class by Himself, Julie Newmar: The Cat’s Meow, Disc 2 features Trivia, Syndication Promos, Network Promos, a 1966 Network Presentation with footage that would make up portions of Episodes 1 and 2, but with minute differences. Batman: The Movie Teasers, Trailers, and TV spots, Full Screen Tests with Adam West and Burt Ward and the screen test for Lyle Waggoner and Peter Deyell. Whilst these screen tests appear on other home media releases this one has a tad more footage than the others. This set also has Introductions, and wraparounds from various cast members of the show, but mainly Adam and Burt, that featured on marathons of the TV show that aired around the time of Tim Burton’s Batman movie) [Available on DVD]
  • Going Batty with George Barris (2009) (This is a documentary about the 1966 Batmobile and an interview with the customiser who took the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car and made it into the Batmobile) [Available on DVD]
  • Adam West Naked! (2009) (This release consists of Adam West giving his recollections and anecdotes for each of the 120 episodes that comprised the TV show. Presumably because Batman: The Movie already had a release with its own set of retrospective special features at the time of this release, the movie is not discussed on this set) [Available on DVD]
  • Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) (This release is a biopic of sorts with a fictionalised story being used as a framing device. Adam and Burt recollect their time on the show whilst a story unfolds regarding the theft of the Batmobile. We also get appearances from Julie Newmar and Frank Gorshin as themselves, and from Lee Meriwether as a waitress) (It is worth noting that the DVD version comes with Trailer, Film Notes and Biographies as special features, whereas the Blu-Ray does not) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Catwoman (2004) (for the special feature “The Many Faces of Catwoman”, a documentary hosted by Eartha Kitt, which looks back at the character of Catwoman and her various incarnations up until and including Halle Berry’s 2004 interpretation, including appearances from, and in addition to Eartha Kitt, Adam West, Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether.) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS]
  • Family Guy: The Best of (2012) (for special feature “Adam West Gets His Star”, fairly self-explanatory, Adam West gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) [Available on DVD]
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (for the special feature “The Batmobile”, a documentary, in which the Batmobiles from the 1989-2012 Batman films are looked upon in addition to the classic 60s Batmobile) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Starring Adam West (2013) (A documentary about Adam West’s life and career, and about Ralph Garman, Nina West and various others’ efforts to get Adam West a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]

OF INTEREST

  • It Started With A Kiss (1959) (This film features the Lincoln Futura Concept Car that would become the 60s Batmobile) [Available on DVD, VHS]
  • Galaxina (1980) (This film features the 60s Batmobile in the background of a scene) [Available on Blu-Ray, HDDVD, DVD, Laserdisc, VHS, Betamax] [Film also available on Blu-Ray as a Double Feature with The Crater Lake Monster]
  • Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) (This film features the 60s Batmobile in the background of the closing credits) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Laserdisc, VHS, Betamax]
  • The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992-1993) (for the episode “Mr. Plow”, in which Homer, along with Bart and Lisa are at a car convention which is being attended by celebrity Adam West with the 60s Batmobile, Adam voices himself.) [Available on DVD] [Episode also available on The Simpsons Christmas: With The Simpsons which is available on DVD, VHS]
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) (for the episode “Beware of the Gray Ghost” in which Adam West portrays Simon Trent, an actor typecast for his past superhero role) [Available on Blu-Ray] [Episode also available on Batman: The Animated Series: Volume 1 which is available on DVD] [Episode also available on The Adventures of Batman: Batman which is available on VHS]
  • Johnny Bravo: Season 1 (1997) (for the episode “Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West”, various visual gags referencing the show are used) [Available on DVD]
  • Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bunion (2009) (This film features Adam West as an actor who used to play a character called Man Bat) [Available on DVD]
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Season 7 (2009-2010) (for the episode “Back to the Past”, in which Adam West portrays the young version of Mermaid Man, and Burt Ward portrays the young version of Barnacle Boy) [Available on DVD] [Episode also available on Spongebob Squarepants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, which is available on DVD]
  • Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Season 2 (2009-2011) for the episode “Chill of the Night!” in which Adam West portrays Batman’s father Thomas Wayne, and Julie Newmar portrays Batman’s Mother Martha Wayne, and the episode “Plague of the Prototypes” in which Adam West voices Proto-Bot) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD] [“Chill of the Night” also available on Season 2 Part 1, which is available on DVD] [“Chill of the Night” also available on Volume 8, which is available on DVD] [“Chill of the Night” also available on Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, which is available on Blu-Ray, DVD] [“Plague of the Prototypes” also available on Season 2 Part 2, which is available on DVD]
  • Futurama: Season 8 (2013) (for the episode “Leela and the Genestalk”, in which Bender and Fry climb the side of a building and Adam West and Burt Ward make a window cameo) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • The Big Bang Theory: Season 9 (2015-2016) (for the episode “The Celebration Experimentation”, in which Adam West is hired for Sheldon’s birthday party, so that Sheldon could have Batman at his birthday party, there are also a few references to the TV show) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD)
  • Family Guy: Season 17 (UK)/Family Guy: Season 15 (USA) (for the episode: Inside Family Guy, in which Adam West appears wearing the Batman costume and reenacting how the wall climbs were done. Also, the box set has a tribute to Adam West) [Available on DVD]
  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017) (This film features various references to the overall Batman franchise including quite a few references to the original show, including actual footage from Season 1 Episode 1: “Hi Diddle Riddle”, and Season 1 Episode 28 “The Pharoah’s in a Rut”) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (2017) (The fight words are utilised, we see henchmen modelled on Catwoman’s henchmen from the show, and the batusi is reenacted) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Batman Ninja (2018) (During a scene in which Damian Wayne’s Robin is playing the flute, he plays the notes of the classic TV theme song) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Ready Player One (2018) (This film features the 60s Batmobile in a drag race) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 (2015-2016) (for the episode “The Procreation Calculation”, in which Penny rents Leonard, the 60s Batmobile for the day, a short snippet of the theme tune is also played) [Available on Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Glass (2019) (During the scene in the comic store near the end of the film, footage from Season 1 Episode 3 “Fine Feathered Finks”, is playing on the TV set) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) (During the song “Gotham City Guys”, Batman references Adam West and a Lego Adam West Batman appears) [Available on 4K Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]
  • Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (2019) (This film, set in a fictionalised version of 1969, features Bruce Lee between filming the Green Hornet, and also during the closing credits of the film an actual KHJ Radio Promotion featuring Adam West and Burt Ward’s voices is played. It is worth noting that this radio promotion is available on the soundtrack release of the film) [Pre-Order Currently Available on 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD]

VIDEO GAMES

  • Mafia II (2010) (This game features the Lincoln Futura concept car under the name Jefferson Futura. It is/was available either as part of a pre-order bonus, digital add-on, and as part of the Extended Edition or Director’s Cut of the game) [Available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360]
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) (This game features Adam West and the 1966 Batman as playable characters, there is even a 60s themed level within the game. The end credits for the game feature a wall climb with a number of game related cameos) [Available on PC, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One]

 

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