After 31 years, Legends of the Superheroes is now legally, commercially available on DVD (Newsarama even has an exclusive clip right here)— just two months after we detailed the very odd pair of farcical TV specials right here on this very blog.
Coincidence? Well, yes.
It does seem to be a bit of a hastily assembled production — given that it’s a made-to-order DVD, and this caveat: “This film has been manufactured from the best-quality video master currently available and has not been remastered or restored specifically for this DVD and Digital Download release.”
Of course, we were hardly the first people to enjoy the splendid oddity that is Legend of the Superheroes, for the decidedly un-politically correct comedy stylings of “Ghetto Man” alone:
He made so many Sammy Davis Jr. jokes.
Still, one can’t help but wonder the power of Blog@. What else can we get released on DVD next? Keep in mind, we live in a world where the David Hasselhoff Nick Fury movie has been commercially released. (Albeit now out of print. And how great is that “from one of the writers of Batman Begins” line on the cover?)
The ’60s Batman TV series — which, like Legends of the Superheroes, had Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin — has long been the great white whale of genre entertainment DVD released. Can we make that happen? (Probably not.)
OK, well, how about the 1996 Generation X Fox TV movie? That’s never been released. Though it was disappointing that Jubilee was Caucasian, the fact that it included Mondo and Skin — undoubtedly the most obscure Marvel characters to be adapted to live action — kinda sorta made up for it.
Then there’s the Justice League of America CBS pilot, but given that it never actually aired, that may be hoping for too much. Don’t forget about the shelved Gen 13 animated film, either, even if much of the world did long ago.
So what buried treasure (?) would you like to see made commercially available? Let us know in the comments!