2016

May 15, 2016
 

Details on ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ In-Home Release

The iconic Batman: The Killing Joke, from author Alan Moore, is finally getting the animated film treatment from DC and Warner Bros. The book which debuted in 1988, tells a possible origin story of Batman’s most famous foe, the Joker, and has remained as popular as it controversial for a number of reasons. The main reason it is so controversial is the section where Alan Moore’s story takes a really dark turn and the Joker shots Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl, which leads to the Joker stripping her naked. There has been much debate about that particular part in the book on whether Barbara Gordon was being sexually assaulted by the Joker. Even after all of that, DC/WB are giving the fans the long awaited animated film which will be R-rated. Batman: The Killing Joke arrives Aug. 2, 2016 and we have all the details on what bonus features the in-home release will contain.

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DVD
An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie..
Featurette – “Batman: The Killing Joke – Madness Set To Music” – Jim Gordon must bear witness to the most disturbing images any father could imagine while a maniac entices his break from sanity in song. This documentary looks at the step-by-process of one of the most crucial scenes in Batman: The Killing Joke, including the methodology James Tucker used as he storyboarded Brian Bolland’s stunning work for the screen; Dynamic Music Partners composers/lyricists’ creative merging of original music with the poetic words from the graphic novel to provoke the desired feelings and emotions for this critical scene; and actor Mark Hamill’s physical, devoted performance to capturing the world¹s most notorious Super-Villain in song.
Featurette – “Many Shades of Joker: The Tale of The Killing Joke” – Brian Bolland’s artwork is instantly recognizable to comic book enthusiasts all over the world. Known for his amazing cover art, it was a rare inclusion into the body of a graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, that helped the perennial story of Batman and The Joker remain a fan favorite for decades to come.  Combined with the graphic novel’s original script – which is more than just the telling of a story, but an intricate map explaining every stop along the way to the end of a fantastic journey – this documentary reveals the artistic process behind The Killing Joke’s distinct style.  We’ll learn how artists and writers excelled at conveying story and human emotion one panel at a time, mesmerizing readers with unforgettable stories and humanized depictions of heroes and villains. And why after nearly 30 years in print, Batman: The Killing Joke is more thought provoking than ever, as its socio-economic themes are relatable to generation after generation.
From the DC Comics Vault – Two 22-minute episodes:
1. The New Batman Adventures – “Old Wounds”
2. Batman: The Animated Series – “Christmas with The Joker”

Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition
Exclusive Limited Edition The Joker Figurine
An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie..
Featurette – “Batman: The Killing Joke – Madness Set To Music” – Jim Gordon must bear witness to the most disturbing images any father could imagine while a maniac entices his break from sanity in song. This documentary looks at the step-by-process of one of the most crucial scenes in Batman: The Killing Joke, including the methodology James Tucker used as he storyboarded Brian Bolland’s stunning work for the screen; Dynamic Music Partners composers/lyricists’ creative merging of original music with the poetic words from the graphic novel to provoke the desired feelings and emotions for this critical scene; and actor Mark Hamill’s physical, devoted performance to capturing the world¹s most notorious Super-Villain in song.
Featurette – “Many Shades of Joker: The Tale of The Killing Joke” – Brian Bolland’s artwork is instantly recognizable to comic book enthusiasts all over the world. Known for his amazing cover art, it was a rare inclusion into the body of a graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, that helped the perennial story of Batman and The Joker remain a fan favorite for decades to come.  Combined with the graphic novel’s original script – which is more than just the telling of a story, but an intricate map explaining every stop along the way to the end of a fantastic journey – this documentary reveals the artistic process behind The Killing Joke’s distinct style.  We’ll learn how artists and writers excelled at conveying story and human emotion one panel at a time, mesmerizing readers with unforgettable stories and humanized depictions of heroes and villains. And why after nearly 30 years in print, Batman: The Killing Joke is more thought provoking than ever, as its socio-economic themes are relatable to generation after generation.
From the DC Comics Vault – Two 22-minute episodes:
1. The New Batman Adventures – “Old Wounds”
2. Batman: The Animated Series – “Christmas with The Joker”
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Batman: The Killing Joke will be available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting July 23, 2016, Batman: The Killing Joke will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Batman: The Killing Joke will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition for $29.96 SRP, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP, and DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray Deluxe Edition will include all components of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack, along with an exclusive figurine of The Joker in a numbered, limited edition gift set.

The animated film will also see the fan-favorite duo of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill return as Batman and the Joker.



About the Author

Chris Salce
Chris Salce
I'm a pop culture fanatic based out of Southern California. My collection of comics and pop culture memorabilia would even impress The Collector. When I'm not busy writing about pop culture news, doing film reviews or interviewing celebs, my brother and I work on a comic book called Blood-RED (And yes, that was a cheap plug). I have a certificate of completion for a children’s storybook writing program.



 
 

 

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