Friday, February 11, 2011

Batman - Aug 12, 1966

Out final entry this week for vintage 50s and 60s ads.

Here's an ad that features the original Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward.  This ad also features a bunch of other movies showing at local drive-ins.

Under Batman you can see the ad for the musical film Herman's Hermits Hold On! Which is very similar to The Beatles' movies.

In the upper right is Our Man Flint starring James Coburn.  Coburn plays Derek Flint, a very similar super spy to James Bond. There were several entries in the Derek Flint movie franchise.

In the middle-right you can see Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. This movie was an interesting animal. It featured a Bond-like, tropical suited, globetrotting Tarzan. Tarzan is asked by an old friend to rescue a kidnapped boy who supposedly knows the location of the Mexican lost city of gold (El Dorado, I guess). The novelization for this movie by Fritz Leiber was officially the 25th book in the series and the first authorized Tarzan novel by someone other than Burroughs. Leiber was personally selected by the Burroughs estate.

The final movie in the lower right is a Japanese monster movie called Frankenstein Conquers the World. It was released by Toho (Godzilla) in Japan as Frankenstein vs The Subterranean Monster Baragon.  The official English title is Frankenstein vs Baragon. The famous Japanese zaniness is in full effect as the story involves a human heart kept in a Japanese lab that is exposed to radiation during Hiroshima. The heart somehow grows LIMBS AND AN ENTIRE F**KING BODY and escapes. The monster is later captured but escapes again and starts to battle another mutated creature and their battle pretty much destroys Tokyo. It's EPIC, as you would expect nothing less from Toho.

Other 50s - 60s ads
- White Witch Doctor (1953)
- The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
- The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

I found trailers for most of the movies.

Here's the 1966 Batman movie trailer:

Not a trailer, but action scenes cut together for Coburn's Bond-like spy thriller Our Man Flint:

Trailer for Tarzan and the Valley of Gold:

Here's some footage from the Japanese monster flick, Frankenstein Conquers the World:

1 comment:

  1. That ad is awesome. I would kill for a drive-in movie theater resurgence.