On November 11, nobody bother calling me, texting me, emailing me, Facebooking me, tweeting me, Google+-ing me, Tumblr-ing me, or whatever other time-suck that has been created between now and then. For on that day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the complete series of the 1960s television series Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward! The completely-remastered series, available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital, can be yours to buy as the complete series or a special collector’s set, blinged out in all of the bells and whistles and swag that your li’l Bat-heart can imagine. (I just said “swag”. If you see me out, punch me in the arm.) You’ll be dancing the Batusi when you read all of the special features the DVD set includes:

  • Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West. (I’m particularly interested in this because, if you’ve ever heard Mr. West give an interview, you never know what crazy-but-highly entertaining story he’s going to pour out of his skull.)
  • Holy Memorabilia, Batman! – A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.
  • Batmania Born! – Building the world of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction. (I, for one, would like to know the thinking by the creator’s design of the Batcave. Every series or film has put their own touch on Batman’s lair, and I imagine the often-comedic feel of the series played a role in the Batcave’s design for the show.)
  • Bats of the Round Table – A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66. (I wonder how candid? Mention of a behind-the-scenes Robin/Catwoman tryst?)
  • Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) – A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes. (It would be nice to see if Mr. West had his own idea of what Batman should be for this particular spin on the Caped Crusader or if the show’s producers heavy handedly coached him on their vision.)
  • Na Na Na Batman! – Hollywood favorite’s stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories. (When talking to my friends, they either didn’t know or forgot that some pretty big stars made their way on the Bat-set: Art Carney, Vincent Price, Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace, Bruce Lee. It was a bit of a big deal if an actor guest-starred on Batman ’66.)

The special edition set also comes with a lot of Bat-memorabilia, including:

  • An exclusive Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives (“Archives” sounds either ominous or intriguing.)
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans (If he signs the letter “Mayor West,” then I can die happy.)

Click to get a better look at the set below:

(*Note: I made it through this entire article without making one “holy” joke. *bows*)