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Blu-ray Review: Holy Retro Animation! BATMAN: RETRUN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS - Movies In Focus
Batman is not only one of the cornerstones of pop culture in the 20th/21st Century, but the characters is also a major component on the DNA of Movies In Focus. You wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t for Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s work back in 1939. Tim Burton’s 1989 film was the catalyst for my love of comic books and film and the 1960s Batman series also played into this fanboy fever. The iconic ‘60s series finally hit DVD and Blu-ray in the last couple of years after over a decade of legal wrangles (boring rights issues that are very Google-able if you feel the need) and now the backlash against the show, which saw it as childish and silly has subsided and you can now enjoy it guilt free like you did before. This isn’t hipster bullshit – this is the appreciation of good writing and a strong presentation of a character which is very malleable, depending on time and the medium. Adam West now has additional cache with Family Guy, but his Batman is – and always will be – one of the important interpretations of the character. This interest in the 1960s series and the [...]