"Wait till we get back to the Batcave." -- Batman
In 1979, two TV specials had dozens of DC superheroes and villains in live action: On Legends of the Superheroes, Adam West, Burt Ward, and Frank Gorshin did their roles from the 1966 Batman show, along with 1970s TV sitcom comedians in full, accurate costume.
Now it's on DVD. You can buy it from the Warner Archive site right here.
It's never been available anywhere except bootleg tape tables at conventions. I found a VHS copy the first time I went to a sci-fi convention.
I've relayed the knowledge of this thing every chance I got, for years. Like the Native Americans, I passed it down through oral tradition, since it never came out anywhere else.
I wrote this about it.
Green Lantern and Sinestro will be in a big-blowout theater movie, but they were in live action for the first time here. Old-timey TV comedian Charlie Callas played Sinestro. Superhero trivia is good for you.
At Dragoncon in September 2010, I showed it at a a movie night. One month later, the Warner Archive folks announced it was coming to DVD. Here's that story
Apparently, this means I am a mover and a shaker. My tastes predict the next hottest thing, even if it takes 31 years. You're welcome.
Legends of the Superheroes is goofily, campily great. I love it. The knowledge of a Playboy Playmate in a Black Canary costume has rested with me, until now.