Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has sent word to retailers that it will release the latest DC Universe animated movie, Batman: The Killing Joke this August. Based on one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, Killing Joke will be DC’s first R-rated animated feature from the creative team behind Batman: The Animated Series (including exec. producer Bruce Timm and vocal talents Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as the men behind Batman and The Joker, respectively).
Batman: The Killing Joke arrives August 2, 2016 on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The only differences between the deluxe and combo pack versions of the film on Blu-ray is a limited edition gift set with an exclusive Joker figurine.
Special features to include a sneak peek at the next DC Universe original movie; two featurettes (“Batman: The Killing Joke – Madness Set to Music,” “Many Shades of Joker: The Tale of the Killing Joke”); and two episodes culled from the DC Comics Vault (The New Batman Adventures – “Old Wounds” and Batman: The Animated Series – “Christmas with The Joker”).
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.
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