Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Comics announced the release date for the Blu-ray and DVD of Sam Liu‘s Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) coming August 2, 2016, with the Digital HD release coming July 23, 2016. Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are voicing The Joker and Batman with Tara Strong voicing Barbara Gordon. Batman: The Killing Joke will make its premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
Deluxe Blu-ray Edition includes:
- One episode each from The New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series
- Madness Set to Music - a documentary focusing on the film’s storyboards and score
- Many Shades of the Joker: The Tale of the Killing Joke - a short that examines the making of the graphic novel from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
- Limited Edition Joker figurine
Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, Batman: The Killing Joke was published in 1988 and is widely considered to be one of the best comic book stories of all time. The graphic novel offers a version of the Joker’s origin story and follows as the Clown Prince of Crime terrorizes Commissioner Jim Gordon and ultimate paralyzes his daughter, Barbara Gordon. Although the story was not originally supposed to take place in the regular DC Comics continuity, The Killing Joke wound up setting in motion the events that would lead to Barbara Gordon becoming Oracle.
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Synopsis: As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.
Directors: Sam Liu
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime, Animation
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello, Jerry Robinson
Producers: Alan Burnett, Benjamin Melniker, Sam Register, Bruce Timm, Michael Uslan
Musicians: Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis
Editors: Christopher D. Lozinski
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