|written by Overtilt on Nov 17, 2003 16:21|
|Anyone ever seen Batman The Movie? The smash hit based on the TV series with the same actors? The movie that was produced in 1966? The batman movie in which there is not a single serious scene? If not, you should go see it right now.|
I have such fond memories of that old show and movie from when I was a kid, watching the winged crusader "BIFF"ing and "POW"ing the bad guys. When I was about 14 years old, they aired the movie again in Norway, and I enjoyed it verily much. Fast forward to this weekend, when I got my grubby hands on a DVD of Batman The Movie. "Holy Special Edition, Batman!" it said on the cover. I was happy.
Pop the DVD in your player, and you will hear Burt Ward's familiar voice exclaiming "Holy interactive menus, Batman!" and so we're on. I giggled and laughed through the whole movie, and realized even in the opening sequence something I hadn't when I was a kid. This whole movie is nothing but sillyness. The director/writer never meant for it to be serious at all, which suits me quite nicely. My favourite scene altogether has to be when Batman is trying to dispose of a sputtering bomb, only to find there's nowhere to get rid of it.
So... Any happy memories from this excellent series/movie? Or am I the only lucky one in here?
|I seem to recall watching it (the show) at some point in the summer hols a few years back. I've not really seen it for ages. Mostly because my sleeping patter when I have time off seems to be the Twelve Noon till Two in the morning. |
Normally it is just Eightish till Two in the morning.
Please Note - While I may leave IRC about 12 or 1 I do tend to read some what. That seems to explane 137 out of 383 pages of Idoru then.
|written by Kalliope on Nov 18, 2003 03:49|
|A friend of mine introduced me and my fiance to this turkey back in February. And yup, it was the Special Edition DVD. Definitely worth a look if the mere thought of self-parodying or tongue-in-cheek humor doesn't make you run for the hills screaming.|
(I dunno, the two blatant deus ex machinae were pretty amusing too.)
|written by Murrmurr on Nov 18, 2003 09:07|
|"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"|
|written by Overtilt on Nov 18, 2003 14:33|
|"The poor porpoise. The poor, almost human porpoise."|
There are more than two occurances of Deus Ex Machina there. I remember at least three. Remember when he JUST managed to throw the bomb out in the free air and managed to get behind a pile of steel pipes that shielded him from the last?
|written by Voumtak on Mar 29, 2004 01:17|
|watched the series almost religiously as a child (well, at least for 2 weeks, when the cute girl in my 2nd grade class told me she liked it..)...absolutely brilliant camp silliness, agreed...still, Catwoman was without doubt my first sexual turn on...all that leather and the whip, probably the source of many a later deviations....holy sado-masochism batman! nevermind the ever-ambiguous relationship between Batman and Robin....|
|written by Voumtak on Mar 29, 2004 01:17|
|oh and "deus ex machinae", appreciable plural form!!!!|
|written by Overtilt on Mar 29, 2004 13:11|
|Actually, the Catwoman never wore leather. In those days, it was a glittery leotard, and in batman returns, it was a re-sown latex raincoat.|
|written by Voumtak on Mar 30, 2004 05:11|
|ok, I see that I am not the only one to have closely observed cat woman's apparel...and it was a glittery leotrad, now that you mention it, which in no way alters the later deviations...and who played cat woman? I seem to remember it being Eartha Kitt, but was there not another one as well? (I mean in the crappy cheesy tv show, yeah?)|
|written by Voumtak on Mar 30, 2004 05:12|
|as for latex....|
let's not even get into that one...
|written by Overtilt on Mar 30, 2004 07:34|
|there were three catwomen. Eartha Kitt, Lee Merryweather and the other one. There's a Space Ghost - Coast to Coast episode called Batmantis. Download it. Very nice.|
Latex? I ws never really very fond of latex as a fetish, but Michelle Pfeiffer almost got me into it. My video tape is worn out around her parts. Need to get the DVD.
EDIT: Julie Newmar! She was the first one. Lee did the movie.
|written by Voumtak on Mar 30, 2004 07:40|
|slightly worrisome mental image of you and the video alone at night, but brilliant memory, YES!! Lee Merryweather!! she was my favourite! nothing against eartha (she had the best voice), but Lee was the patrician beauty gone wrong, martha stewart on her 3rd attempt to salvage her career, aristocratic dominatrix...ahh, Lee....and yes, again bravo for the reference, there WAS another one...|
as for latex...well, give it a try...it even comes in spray cans now....
|written by Snake101 on Mar 30, 2004 19:01|
|Didn't Julie Newmar play Catwoman in the original Batman series?|
|written by Overtilt on Mar 30, 2004 21:59|
|Like I said: Julie Newmar was the first catwoman.|