Alyas Batman en Robin
In 1989 Regal Entertainment, based in the Philippines, produced a musical comedy spoof of the Batman 66 series. At that time, Michael Keaton's Batman was about to hit the screens. DC Comics and Warner Bros. halted the release of the film for two years over copyright infringement. It should have been held back for the crime of being an awful film.
John and Robert Long sit down in the Batcave to discuss this film that is much more an homage to Batman than some of the other films we've discussed in the past. That doesn't make it a better film though. Despite this, they do find some points of interest to talk about such as how the costuming seems to mimic those of the Mego action figures of the 70s, how the music in the film are all plays on other popular songs, and how meta this film really is.
Warning: Just before posting the episode, John found a copy of the film with subtitles. He and Robert were fairly accurate with their interpretation.
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Robert Long is a full time graphic designer and independent filmmaker. As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook. He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past. Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmakingto learn more about it.