Adam West, the beloved actor and geek icon who played the titular character of the 1966 Batman series, has passed away at the age of 88. While I was never a personal fan of him or his series, I cannot deny the legacy his show left, as it helped to bring the character of Batman into the mainstream, and for this, every Batman fan ought to be grateful. To commemorate his legacy, I want to help promote his classic television series by promoting an internet review series that promoted his series.
The DVD Shelf, hosted by David Rose, and produced by Happy Dragon Pictures, is a series that offers in-depth reviews of DVDs and Blu-Rays, not only reviewing their content, but offering an in-depth analysis of their movies, including the history behind them. Such movies range from television specials like Steven King’s It to full-length features like Who Framed Roger Rabbit (my personal favorite film and review).
However, some of his best reviews are Batman-related. His first DVD Shelf episode covered the DVD release of The Dark Knight, and every tenth review has been a Batman review, including Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and the feature for this Shameless Plug Saturday, Batman: The Movie.
As can be expected, the review covers the DVD release of the movie based on the classic television series, but it also goes into depth with not only the history of the television series, but also the history of the comic book and its various other television and movie adaptations. As such, the movie is nearly an hour long, but it’s well worth the watch: