Cast: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Barbara Gordon, Ray Wise
Director: Sam Liu
Delve into the demented history of the Dark Knight's arch nemesis – The Joker – as he sets out to prove insanity is only a horrifying moment away for anyone in the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: The Killing Joke. Based on one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, feature-length animated film (the first ever DC animation to receive an R Rating in the US) brings together some of the key creative team behind Batman: The Animated Series with executive producer Bruce Timm at the helm and Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill returning to their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.
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.
Published by DC Comics in 1988, the two-time Eisner Award winning Batman: The Killing Joke graphic novel has maintained an unparalleled popularity throughout its 28 years of existence – as evidenced by its recent ranking as the best-selling graphic novel of 2015.
'Batman: The Killing Joke presents one of the most compelling stories in the annals of Batman's adventures: the evolution of The Joker from normalcy to criminal insanity. This was a very challenging story to tell because of the intense, often disturbing storyline, but we are extremely pleased with how true to the graphic novel we have been in this original film." said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. 'Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release Batman: The Killing Joke as an authentic representation of its revered story for both longtime fans and new fans alike."
Blu-ray Special Features:
From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Animated Series 'Christmas with the Joker" From the DC Comics Vault: The New Batman Adventures 'Old Wounds"
A Sneak Peek at DC Universe's Next Animated Movie-John Constantine
Madness set to Music
Batman: The Killing Joke: The Many Shades of The Joker
A Sneak Peek at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One
A Sneak Peek at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two
A Sneak peek at DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
Batman: The Killing Joke