Another Look at the ‘Batman’ Series DVD Issue
A lot has been speculated this week after Rich Johnston reported in Lying in the Gutters that the real reason 20th-Century Fox sued Warner Bros. over Watchmen was so they could settle and gain the rights once and for all to release the Batman television series on DVD.
Many casual readers nodded their heads and muttered, “sure, that makes sense.”
TV Shows on DVD does a nice analysis on all the rights issues surrounding the 1966-1968 series and its 120 episodes. In addition to DC Comics and 20th, they review that musicians, costumers and even Batmobile designer George Barris may be entitled to shares that the studios are loath to pay out. We recommend the article.