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BATMANIA (1989) ***

This 45 minute compilation shows the evolution of the Batman character through his creation by Bob Kane for Detective Comics in the 30’s, 15 chapter serials in the 40’s, the campy TV show in the 60’s and the blockbuster Tim Burton movie of 1989.  Some of the serial footage is shown as well as some Kane art, but most of the time is spent on the TV show.  There’s Batman commercials (one with Milton Berle!), promos, and behind the scenes footage but no scenes from the actual show.  There are no scenes from the Burton movie either, but a lot of the merchandising is shown.  The best part is seeing Adam West in full costume at a convention signing autographs.  Worth a look for any dyed in the wool Batman fanatic.

Tags: b, batman movies, compilation, documentary
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