(My apologies in advance if the title of this thread got anyone's hopes up- no I haven't seen/heard word of the '66 series being released on dvd.)
So the other night I was trying to explain to my wife why '66 Batman was never released on dvd/Blu-Ray etc.
It's my understanding that Fox owns the rights to the show, but WB owns the rights to the character. So the '66 series is in legal limbo right now.
(I'm sure it's a lot more complicated than this- but this is the jist of it yes?)
So my wife says, "But the ('66) movie was released on dvd- why not the series?"
This is where I was completely stumped.
And I don't like when I get stumped with my wife (although it wasn't one of "those" discussions. ).
So anybody able to shed some light on this?
I understand that WB and DC want to keep up the image of Batman being "dark" and play down (sweep under the table) the camp of the '66 series. But this still doesn't explain why it was okay to put out the movie on dvd but not the entire series.
I could have sworn I read the answer somewhere (Fox owning exclusive rights to the movie?), but I can't find it.