The late, great Adam West’s final turn as the Caped Crusader will be released later this year. Batman Vs. Two-Face is an animated, feature-length, original adventure in the style of the famous 1960s television series that starred West in the title role. As well as Harvey Dent – who’ll be voiced here by William Shatner – Batman Vs. Two Face will also feature much-loved characters such as Robin and Catwoman, both of whom will also by voiced by their original actors, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.
It was tragically revealed earlier this year that Adam West had passed away after a short battle with leukemia and tributes from across the globe were quick to pour in. The city of Los Angeles even held a ceremony for the legendary actor during which a real-life Bat Signal was lit up on City Hall. Needless to say, West left behind a fine legacy of work and he continued to rack up acting and voice credits towards the end of his life in shows such as Powerless and Family Guy.
West also reprised his iconic Batman role in animated form with Return of the Caped Crusaders and his farewell jaunt, Batman Vs. Two-Face, has now been afforded a release date. According to the item’s listing on Best Buy, the movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 17th. The DVD and Blu-ray cover art has a distinctly retro flavor and features Batman, Robin and Catwoman – each rendered in their respective actor’s ’60s likeness – alongside the titular villain (who hasn’t been given a Shatner-style makeover, unfortunately).
Although the physical release is still over two months away, there’s a strong possibility that the digital release could be available for purchase a little earlier than that, although this is unconfirmed at present. Certainly, West’s passing will put an increased level of spotlight on Batman Vs. Two-Face – and even though the movie was never intended as a goodbye outing for West’s Bruce Wayne, that is sadly what the release now represents and one can only hope this final adventure is a fitting send off to the screen icon.
The previous installment in the animated 1960s Batman revival, Return of the Caped Crusaders, was largely a critical success and provided somewhat of a welcome break from the gritty realism that has become synonymous with the Dark Knight in many of his recent on-screen incarnations. Combining a fun sense of nostalgia with a thrilling story and crisp, modern animation, Return of the Caped Crusaders was enjoyable for fans of all ages – and if Batman Vs. Two-Face continues in that same vein, Adam West’s final Batman outing will be one to savor.
Batman Vs. Two-Face arrives on DVD and Blu-ray October 17th.
Source: Best Buy
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