Features six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transition from novice crime-fighter to Dark Knight. Special edition features: A Mirror for the Bat: The Evil Denizens of Gotham City; a documentary; and 4 episodes from Batman: The Animated Series.
Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins), Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transition from novice crimefighter to Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry from Wayne Industries, Batman's ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them, leaving some fearful of his power. The sharp storytelling, complemented by stylish art from some of the world's most visionary animators, masterfully depicts the blurred lines of Batman as man, myth and legend.
Contentsdisc 1. Have I got a story for you / screenplay by Josh Olson ; directed by Shojiro Nishimi
Crossfire / screenplay by Greg Rucka ; directed by Futoshi Higashide
Field test / screenplay by Jordon Goldberg ; directed by Hiroshi Morioka
In darkness dwells / screenplay by David Goyer ; directed by Yasuhiro Aoki
Working through pain / screenplay by Brian Azzarello ; directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka
Deadshot / screenplay by Alan Burnett ; directed by Jong-Sik Nam. disc 2. Special features.
-- (Fictitious character)
Criminal investigation -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Good and evil -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Distributed by Warner Home Video,2008
|Edition||Two-disc special ed. ; widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Batman.
Goyer, David S.
Tanaka, Kōji (Cinematographer)
McCallum, David, 1933-
Kane, Bob. Batman.
Warner Bros. Animation.
DC Comics, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Voices: Kevin Conroy, Gary Dourdan, David McCallum.
Directors of photography, Koji Tanaka (episode 2), Michiya Kato (episode 4) ; animation directors, Shojiro Nishimi ... [et al.] ; editors, Joe Gall ... [et al.] ; music, Christopher Drake, Robert Kral, Kevin Manthei.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for stylized violence, including some bloody images.
In English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai with optional English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the DC Comics characters Batman created by Bob Kane.
"DC Universe animated original movie."
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by DC Comics Senior Vice President/Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck, former Batman editor Dennis O'Neil, and the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy; sneak peek at DC Universe's Wonder Woman ; Disc 2: "Batman and me: the Bob Kane story" revealing documentary; "A mirror for the bat:" featurette exploring Batman and the evil denizens of Gotham City; Bruce Timm presents 4 bonus Batman the animated series episodes: "Heart of ice," "I am the night," "Legends of the Dark Knight" and "Over the edge."
DVD; region 3; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital stereo.
2 videodiscs (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.