The incredible, incomparable adventures of
that intrepid, invicible hero-Batman-and his
incorrigible, incurable criminals who concoct
ingenious, infamous acts upon indefensible
society, made such an instantaneous,
indelible impression on innumerable,
insatiable millions last January that Batmania
has become a biweekly, intriguing,
indispensable part of home entertainment.
With such a pre-sold audience to draw on, it
was inevitable that "Batman" should make his
larger-than-life debut in DeLuxe Color. Instead
of a single villain to grapple with, there are
four, and the prop department at Fox has
supplemented Batman's anti-crime arsenal
with new Bat gadgets to combat their
skulduggery, including a Batboat with a
of a raging 90 knots, and
special effects man L.B. Abbott creates some
eye-popping illusions for the William Dozier
production. Lorenzo Semple Jr., who
developed the original video format for
"Batman," includes all key characters from the
TV series, and the same tongue-in-cheek
approach to Batman's preposterous exploits
is maintained by director Leslie H. Martinson.
The film should make a mint for everybody.
Starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee
Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith
"Batmanship" contest to find two top hitters of
local Little Leagues. Give Batman
merchandise as prizes at a premiere. Run a
Catwoman contest and award the junior miss
with the best-kept nails a complete hand-care
Coming [or Has Arrived] at the [blank] Theatre.
Bigger, Braver Than Ever On The Motion
Picture Screen-In Color!
FLASHBACK: AUGUST 1, 1966