Headsup: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders on Blu-ray and DVD

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In a year which has given us many dark and serious portrayals of the Batman mythos, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is a vibrantly loud, bright, and cheesy film that hearkens back to original 1960s television show, not only with a similar look and dialogue, but the original stars as well: that’s right, Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar are back!  Along with Batman, Robin, and Catwoman, we also get to see the villainous machinations of the Penguin, Joker, Riddler, and even Evil Batman (dun Dun DUN!!).

While the sixties were perhaps the golden age of corny television (although some episodes of Full House could definitely give them a run for their money), not everyone knows that Batman, with its goofy banter between the characters and admonitions to wear seatbelts, drink milk, etc, was intentionally so–William Dozier (executive producer) once described it as a sitcom without a laugh track.  This film follows in that vein, maintaining the lighthearted spirit of that much-loved show and making sure to work in lines like “Holy entrée, Batman!” along with the classic POW!s, SMACK!s, and BAM!s. (You can see a clip of Burt Ward discussing them here).  While the film has just enough spice to have earned it a PG rating (for “Action, Suggestive Material and Rude Humor”), it is safely within the family-friendly realm, and a good opportunity for the generations who loved the original Batman (or its re-runs) to introduce it to their millennial loved-ones.  Well-versed fans will also enjoy the many inside jokes and other Easter-egg-esque touches (such as the décor in the Batcave which references not only the TV show but the comics as well).

You may have caught the film’s premiere at New York Comic-Con or perhaps its one-night-only limited theatrical release from Fathom Events on October 10th, but for those who didn’t, you can check it out on DVD or Blu-ray combo pack now.  If you get the combo pack the film also comes with two bonus features, “Those Dastardly Desperados” (interviews from the cast and crew about the development of this particular version and how it ties in with the traditional and not-so-traditional treatment of the villains) and “A Classic Cadre of Voices” (where the actors discuss their approach to voice acting and the process of recording sessions, etc).

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:44+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Headsup|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #150: Things Not to Marinate Your Keyboard With

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that can withstand anything: scorn, jokes about babies and taxidermy, sex, and even a beer in the wrong place. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Filibus

Agenda:

  • What you need to listen to this podcast
  • Serv actually brings up Doctor Who. No shit, really. Then he gives a startling good recap of it since it’s been renewed.
  • The InterruptCast
  • Lost films (starring Rox)
  • Jon’s weird device
  • Misty Lee and Ed Asner
  • Walking D–AHHH! Destruction! And Death!
  • Okay, now…Walking D–WAIT WTF IS IT NOW?
  • At last: Walking Dead
  • 28 Days Later, Y and Preacher
  • Heroes Reborn and Thunderbolts
  • Shamwows and Wood
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:44+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #97: Cautionary Tales of Pop Rocks Abuse

    It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that scoffs at your Snowpocalypse and hoses down your driveway in the middle of the night. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Krull Comics

    Agenda:

    • R. Kelly, poet
    • Leigh’s great-grandmother travels through time!
    • Let’s start a rumor!
    • Axis & Allies enthusiasm
    • Stephen King‘s Dark Tower: The Board Game
    • Demon wrapping
    • Gifts going wrong
    • Pop Rocks going wrong
    • Leigh was right
    • Dare levels
    • The Ginger Story
    • Meredith Baxter-Birney
    • The Comic-Con Parade
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:48+00:00 January 14th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: Mr. Roarke vs. Satan

    I used to watch Fantasy Island religiously (no pun intended), but somehow I never caught the episode in which Roddy McDowall played Satan and faced off with Ricardo Montalban‘s Mr. Roarke over a young woman’s soul. The storyline has been snippeted down to a “minisode,” showing here.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Yes, I think it’s cool to see Khan face down Peter Vincent. But maybe that’s just me. And yes, that was Adam West as the husband. And apparently, the two of them would get a rematch the next year in a story called “The Devil and Mr. Roarke.” (Roarke and Satan, mind you, not Roarke and West.)

    I need to go back and watch the show, because I recall it being vaguely supernatural–the place was there to make your fantasies come true, after all–but I never recall it being this extreme. Next I’m going to find out Oliver Reed guest-starred as Thor in an episode or something.

    Found via Kindertrauma.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:38+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Mental Sorbet|2 Comments

    Win Batman: The Movie on Blu-Ray!

    Batman the Movie Blu-Ray Cover Art

    The original Batman movie was true cinematic greatness. How many other films feature Adam West vs. an inflatable shark? Answer: not enough. And now you can win it on Blu-Ray DVD. We’ve got three copies here, in fact. They’ve got two commentaries, a slew of featurettes, and more. And the best part–win it here and it’s free! Man, I love free. Proceed and enter, friends.

    Slide image from BeacoupKevin. Go see them all. They’re brilliant.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:16:40+00:00 June 30th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

    Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: I’ve Heard of Your Box

    Finally, we’ve found another bit worthy to kick off your week, since your week will be just about this surreal. Use this to readjust yourself in preparation.

    In this, Adam West takes on Jerry Lawler, and both of them are having severe costume difficulties. Even with Family Guy past its prime like it is, it’s still responsible for bringing Adam West at least partially out of Car Show Hell. So we’ll always be grateful.

    In my heart, Adam West will always be kicking it like this.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Found via VideoSift.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:31:11+00:00 June 4th, 2007|TV|0 Comments