Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders - Warner Bros.

New Trailer For Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Is Simply Fantastic!

Starting digitally on October 11, there will be many Bat-fans like myself shouting at their television sets “To the Batmobile!” as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – a return to the rather brighter and fun Batman 1966 universe.

Images courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Images courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


Of course as I mentioned when Warner Bros. released the teaser trailer for the upcoming animated film a couple of weeks back, the real treat is getting to hear Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar return to those characters they made so famous on TV.

From the Press Release:
“Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.

It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil…and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!

Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.

Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.”

There is no word yet however if the animated version of Cesar Romero’s Joker will have his “hidden” mustache…

[Videos Via] Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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There Is Nothing Strange About Jorge Baeza’s Awesome “Stranger Things” Art!

I do not know about yourself but I am seriously craving some more of the Duffer Brothers hit Netflix series Stranger Things – now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want them to rush it and possible hurt what made it such a standout series in the first place…you know…capturing that feel of what it was like growing up in the 80s. All those little Easter eggs of my own youth throughout the show made it mandatory watching more than once but I’m also trying not to get burned out on it.

Which is why I have those amazing two soundtracks to listen to in the background while I’m working but I also find that it helps that there are many artists out there on the interwebs who are showing their appreciation for the show by creating works of art. Just like the talented Jorge Baeza over on Facebook – who has been so kind as to let me share his latest piece with you all.

Illustration courtesy of Jorge Baeza.

Illustration courtesy of Jorge Baeza.


Just take a good look at his illustration. He’s perfectly captured the characters of Dustin, Lucas, and Mike…and of course Eleven at the point she has had just about enough of the ‘Mouth Breathers’ – with a similar art style reminiscent of those classic Little Golden Books of our youth.

Follow that link above to check out even more of Jorge’s artwork – you will be absolutely glad you did!

Saturday Frights Ep 59

Saturday Frights Podcast Episode 059 (Happy Birthday To Me)

Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. On this show we discuss 1981’s cult classic Happy Birthday to Me…and this is the first podcast where we can’t find a middle ground.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The Music normally at the beginning of our show was provided by Peachy (The Bernard Herrmann of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook Page before he drives across that drawbridge…

The ending music for the show is entitled “Twisted Toys” and was provided by Tony Longworth, you can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Retro Radio Memories Ep 73

Retro Radio Memories Podcast Ep. 073 (The Fat Man)

Welcome back to the Retro Radio Memories Podcast! Each week I will briefly talk about an old time radio episode before presenting it for your listening enjoyment. Today we have an episode from the popular and long running series The Fat Man entitled “Murder Plays The Horses”! This Old Time Radio show was created by the legendary Dashiell Hammett…although as I explain in the podcast there is some pretty good evidence that he didn’t do all that much on the show.

If you have any comments or feedback for the show you can e-mail them to at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also reach me on Twitter and of course on Facebook.

The music on the podcast was provided by Peachy! You may contact him by e-mail at peachy@Retroist.com. And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook Page before he decides to head down to the track and bet on the horses….

If you would to learn more about The Fat Man make sure to check out the entry on The Thrilling Detective Website.

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Check Out This 1982 Intellivision Ad For Space Battle

In my youth since I was lucky enough to receive the Atari VCS back in 1979 – our household was kind of an Atari family. There were literally countless hour spent sitting on the living room floor playing the likes of Combat, Missile Command, and Asteroids to name just a few with my Grandmother and Father.

Of course that isn’t to say that I didn’t still want other gaming systems like the Vectrex, Colecovision, and Mattel Electronics’s Intellivision. Especially when television commercials and even ads at the Drive-In were really showcasing the graphical advantage of the Intellivision with their spokesman George Plimpton.

[Via] Retro Commercials Forever
But my Family wisely decided that with all of the money invested in purchasing cartridges for the Atari it didn’t make much sense to add another gaming system to the household. Thankfully those worries of 1979 were pushed aside a couple of years later when my Grandmother came across a garage sale – a college student was moving out and was selling his Intellivision and about five games. She quickly purchased it and quite cheaply and surprised me when I got home from school. The five games were Lock ‘N’ Chase, Triple Action, Utopia, Nightstalker, and last but certainly not least Space Battle.
Space Battle
Space Battle which was released in 1979 had actually began as a Battlestar Galactica game – especially since the enemy ships in the game definitely look like Cylon fighters but as Earl Green’s always fantastic Phosphor Dot Fossils site explains, Mattel Electronics had only secured the rights to produce a handheld electronic game for the popular TV series – not for home gaming systems that connected to a TV. Doh!

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Retro Records: Plastic Man – The Invasion Of The Plastic Men (1975)

Welcome back friends to another installment of Retro Records. This week we are listening to a 1975 Power Records story featuring none other than Plastic Man! If you think that giving the likes of Ol’ Plaz his own record is a kooky idea then check out who was featured on the B side – none other than Metamorpho: The Element Man!

Of course considering that Plastic Man, that criminal turned malleable and wacky hero was given his own Saturday morning cartoon series four years later starting in 1979 and lasting until 1981 – maybe I was just too young to realize how popular he was back in the day in the then current DC Comics line of books?

[Via] Hewey1972’s Cartoon Extravaganza

Our story today is entitled “The Invasion of the Plastic Men” and finds Plastic Man being falsely accused for returning to a life of crime when numerous citizens began to report they are eyewitnesses to Plaz stealing countless valuables. The question is can Plastic Man clear his name of these heinous deeds? Let’s find out together on Retro Records!

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Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders - DC Comics - Warner Bros.

Are You Well Prepared For Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders?!

Holy Cow! Talk about some news that will get most retro fans snapping their fingers in anticipation – DC Comics and Warner Bros. are releasing Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader later this year! It is an animated feature that is set in the groovy Batman ’66 universe and most importantly of all it features the return of Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar lending their vocal talents to the characters of Batman, Robin, and Catwoman – roles they helped make a household name back in the day.

Batman - Return of the Caped Crusaders

While there isn’t an awful lot of information right now – thanks to this teaser trailer released yesterday we do know that the Dynamic Duo will not just be protecting the citizens of Gotham City in this feature film but also venturing into outer space. It will be available digitally starting on October 11…and I will definitely be picking it up and giving you a review…and on DVD and Blu-ray starting on November 1st.

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