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When Batman and Robin get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission. But the tip is set up by four of the most powerful villains ever, who seek to defeat the dynamic duo once and for all!

Armed with a dehydrator that can turn humans to dust, this fearsome foursome intend to take over the world!

Can the Caped Crusaders use their high-flying heroism and groovy gadgetry to declaw Catwoman, ice the Penguin, upstage the Joker and stump the Riddler in time?

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Here’s their review of the Movie:

Philanthropic entrepreneur Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and his youthful ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) lead a double life: they are the Caped Crusaders, crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon calls the fearless duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of trusty Bat-Gadgets) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals.

The dastardly deeds begin when The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) uses his flipper-powered submarine to steal a super-dehydrator, which extracts all moisture from humans and reduces them to particles of dust. But the Antarctic Anarchist is not working alone, gentle reader! No, a plot this size requires the combined evil thinking caps of four costumed criminals: The Penguin himself, The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), The Joker (Cesar Romero) and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether). And as Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) puts it, “The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!”

Using the super dehydrator, the United Underworld (as they dub themselves) suck the moisture out of the nine-member United Nations Security Council, leaving nine multicolored piles of dust. Can no one stop this blueprint of badness? This design of devilry? Two men can (well, one man and one boy wonder) with the help of their trusty butler Alfred (Alan Napier). But first they’ll have to defeat a ticking time bomb, an exploding octopus, and a shark with a six-foot vertical leap.

Can the Dynamic Duo stop the fearsome foursome in time? Will Bruce Wayne fall under the spell of lovely Miss Kitka, exotic correspondent for the Moscow Bugle, who happens to be Catwoman in disguise? Can the man-eating shark be stopped with Batman’s Shark-Repellent Bat-Spray? Will Commissioner Gordon decipher the Riddler’s criminal conundrums?

Full Plot – contains spoilers

It begins with a call to investigate a boat but when they arrive the boat disappears and a shark is pulling Batman’s leg! Finds out Commodore Schmidlapp has been kidnapped, with his invention stolen! Batman and Robin meet Miss Kitka from the Moscow Bugle (who is really Catwoman) in a conference in Gordon’s office.

A trap is set to capture Bruce Wayne and hold him for ransom,Miss Kitka got a riddle from the Riddler and ask’s Bruce to contact Batman, but when Bruce goes to Miss Kitka’s appartment POW SMACK BANG CRASH SMASH ZLOP POP SPLAT. Bruce is outnumbered by Joker, Penguin and Riddler and is captured along with Miss Kitka!

Bruce escapes but not with Miss Kitka still not knowing she’s Catwoman, and returns as Batman with Robin to rescue Miss Kitka but no-one’s there uh-oh but there’s a BOMB!

Batman: “Somedays you can not just get rid of a bomb!”

After getting rid of the bomb Penguin disguises himself as Schmidlapp but Batman see’s the disguise and say’s your Penguin, but he refuses and asks to have a eye retina test at the batcave!

At the Bat-Cave Penguin rehydrates his finks with the help of Schmidlapp’s Invention!

Penguin uses the wrong water to rehydrate and the mob is reduced to antimatter! The dynamic duo take Penguin back to the dock but before having a universal drug antidote pill, Penguin sprays them with sleeping gas, steals the batmobile and proceeds to the Gotham State Building! With the help of the pill our heroes awake and follow Penguin in the Bat-Cycle and Bat-Copter.

The rest of the villains meet up with Penguin and disintegrate the members of the United World Organisation for ransom before our heroes get there, the villains leave in a submarine!

The Dynamic Duo track down the villains in the Bat-Boat and POW SMACK WOLLAP CRASH SMASH – even Catwoman joined in a bit!

The villains were apprehended and the truth about Miss Kitka revealed. BUT, the disintegrated members of the United World Organisation have got mixed up in the Bat-Fight!

Batman and Robin, with the help of the equipment in the Bat-Cave successfully manage to unmix the disintegrated members. But when they rehydrated however, everyone spoke the wrong language.

Batman “Who knows Robin, these strange mixing of minds can be the greatest single service ever performed for humanity! Let’s go, but inconspicuously, through the window. We’ll use our Bat-Ropes. Our job is done!”