Suffering from Dark Knight fatigue? We’ve got the antidote for those who prefer their Caped Crusaders campy. Here’s an exclusive supervillain supercut from Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, a new animated feature-length film that brings back Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo. (Watch above.)
The goofily retro clip kicks off in classic fashion, with Ward’s amped-up Dick Grayson exclaiming, “Holy unholy alliance! Our greatest foes have united!” after the Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman hijack a live TV variety show.
Full of campy action, way-out plot points (the Dynamic Duo wind up in space), and painful puns, the direct-to-video movie is set in the universe of the ’60s-era Batman series, providing counterprogramming to the grim goings-on in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
And while the series’ original Joker (Cesar Romero), Penguin (Burgess Meredith), and Riddler (Frank Gorshin) have all passed away — they are voiced here by sound-alikes — Julie Newmar is behind the microphone for a purr-fect rendition of her classic Catwoman opposite former onscreen foils West and Ward.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday.