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With: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Julie Newmar, Michael Rennie, John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Tallulah Bankhead, Eli Wallach
Written by: Fred De Gorter, Ellis St. Joseph, Charles Hoffman, Stephen Kendel, Stanford Sherman, Robert Mintz, Stanley Ralph Ross, William P. D'Angelo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Peter Rabe, Leo & Pauline Townsend
Directed by: Jeffrey Hayden, George Waggner, Oscar Rudolph, James B. Clark, Robert Sparr
MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 756
Date: 12/21/1966

Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 (1967)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)


By Jeffrey M. Anderson

For those that couldn't afford the prohibitively expensive, full-sized Batman Blu-ray box set ($269 retail), Warner Home Video has happily broken it up into smaller, more affordable chunks on DVD, but still boasting a beautiful full-color picture and crisp sound. Like the previous release (Batman: The Second Season, Part 1), Batman: The Second Season, Part 2 contains 30 episodes on four discs (retailing for $40), originally running from December of 1966 to March of 1967. Batman fans sometimes regard these shows as a campy downturn in the history of their hero, but the writing on these shows was often much sharper and funnier than their reputation might suggest.

Highlights in this set include two, three-part stories; the first is a legendary Joker (Cesar Romero)-Penguin (Burgess Meredith) team-up (co-starring model Terry Moore as "Venus"), and the second features the Penguin and "Marsha, the Queen of Diamonds" (Carolyn Jones). Another essential highlight is the two-part episode featuring the Green Hornet (Van Williams) and the legendary Bruce Lee as Kato! Other villains include the Puzzler (Maurice Evans), another team-up with the Catwoman (Julie Newman) and the Sandman (Michael Rennie), the Mad Hatter (David Wayne), Colonel Gumm (Roger C. Carmel), King Tut (Victor Buono), Black Widow (Tallulah Bankhead), Mr. Freeze (Eli Wallach), and John Astin replacing Frank Gorshin as the Riddler.

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