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Monday, February 10, 2014

Gotham City Serials - Batman/Batman And Robin DVD Review

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Gotham City Serials - Batman/Batman And Robin DVD Review

Synopsis: 1943 Serial: Based on the comic book characters of Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Batman and the Boy wonder do battle with the evil Dr. Daka. With the aid of his zombie army he tries to steal America's radium for the Axis powers.  1949 Serial: The Plot:Batman and Robin confront the Wizard, a criminal genius on the loose in Gotham City with a remote control ray gun

Review: The was a time, believe it or not, when televisions weren't prolific in American households.  These days saw something in the theaters called serials.  The episodes would air as Saturday matinees each week, everything from cartoons to superheroes and more.  There were two Batman themed serials produced, one in 1943 and one in 1949.  These black and white serials captured a very basic look at the characters of Batman and Robin and didn't really begin to give them a good representation.  They do, however, capture a really cool time in history and this early on-screen representation of the characters is an important part of Batman's history.  The serials introduced things like the Batcave and its secret grandfather clock entrance and the look of Alfred the butler that we all know and love today.  Bottom line, this set is a Mill Creek release and the price is right!  This is a must have for any DVD library.

Interest Range: Vintage Serials, Batman