1960's BATMAN TV SHOW DVD, BLU-RAY RELEASE

For the first time ever all 120 episodes of the 1960’s Batman TV show will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download. The series has been fully remastered in HD and will come with brand new special features. The Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-ray boxset that comes with all the extras you saw in the video above is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

 
 

We hope you had a chance to visit the Dolby Laboratories Facebook page in the last couple weeks, install their app and enter for a chance to have Adam do a dramatic reading of one of your status updates.  As part of Dolby’s Status Update Theater campaign, Adam is helping Dolby “make everything more real, intense, and entertaining.  Even your Facebook updates.”  For the lucky among you who entered, Adam will be reading the winner’s updates live tomorrow 2/18/2011!  And even if you didn’t, you can check it out by clicking here.

Adam is the voice of the new Hebrew National hot dogs campaign from ad agency SapientNitro and directed by Jeremy Konner of the HBO series Funny Or Die Presents.  “If it were any more beefy, your mind would literally be blown…kablamy.”  Check out two of the new spots below.

Upcoming Dolby Campaign

Adam West will be starring in an upcoming Dolby Laboratories social media ad campaign.  The campaign will be based around the idea that Dolby sound systems “make everything sound great.”  Facebook users will be able to submit their best status updates, have them voted on by a panel of judges, and if chosen, they will be dramatically acted out on film by Adam himself.  Winners will then be able to post the video to their Facebook pages.  The event takes place February 18th so you better sharpen up your Facebookin’ skills.  Read the full article here.

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Adam West for Fwosted Flakes

Adam West in top pre-Batman form in this vintage commercial for Kellogg’s Flosted Fwakes…err…Prosted Fakes…guess you better just watch this recently uncovered gem yourself.

Check out Adam’s latest hilarious and also absurdly creepy Funny or Die video below, as blogged here by Perez Hilton earlier today. Eyehole Paintings with Adam West from Adam West

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The Adam West Comic Book

Adam West is getting his own comic.  Not Adam West as Batman or any other of the myriad characters he has portrayed over the years, but as himself.  Making it’s debut in Spring 2011, the comic will be titled ‘The Mis-Adventures of Adam West’ and will be filled with adventures that blend fantasy with real life biography.  As Adam himself describes “That’s what I wanted: something that was more Walter Mitty or ‘Pink Panther,’ with adventure the kids will love, and action…”  Read more about the project and the rest of Adam’s interview here on MTV news.

Adam plays a role in the recently launched Butterfinger campaign.  The fun, absurdly wacky campaign features the antics of the Buttefinger Defense League composed of Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter.  Their mission, to track down who’s behind a string of Butterfinger thefts plaguing the city.  Hmm…I wonder who could be masterminding this nefarious plot?

Rare Interview With Batman Cast

This is truly a wonderful and rare find!  It’s an interview from when the cast of the 1966 Batman film was in Austin for the film’s premiere.  The local CBS affiliate’s noontime host, Jean Boone, talks with  Catwoman (Lee Merriwether), Joker (Cesar Romero) and Batman (Adam West).  It’s a really special piece of history and trip down memory lane. Watch the interview here. Thanks to Martin Zamorano for the find.

Austin’s Night of the Bat

Adam West is in Austin, Texas today attending a truly unique and special event:  Austin’s Night of the Bat.  As home of the largest urban population of bats, Austin is throwing a one-day Bat-Extravaganza.  Mr. West is attending as the guest of honor and introduce a special screening of the original classic 1966 film Batman.  The theater?  None other than the Paramount, where the film premiered over 40 years ago.  The day continues with a host of special events, a welcome to Mr. West from the mayor, a concert, all culminating with a gathering to view the amazing 1.5 million bats emerge from under Congress bridge for their famous nightly flight.

Adam West: Videogame Journalist?

Adam West is no stranger to odd and unexpected roles, as seen in the photo below, but this is certainly one we never knew about.  Check out this interesting article about Adam’s turn as prescient video game journalist from the 1up.com retro video gaming blog.

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