The first thing we’ll say about Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is whether you view it by Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray or DVD, WATCH THIS FILM! If you’re just into Sherlock Holmes, WATCH THIS FILM! If you’re just into Batman, WATCH THIS FILM! If you’re into turn-of-the-century late 1800s genre, WATCH THIS FILM! And, even if you’re strangely into serial killers, WATCH THIS FILM!
We hope there will be more DC Elseworlds tales turned into animated films, because if they’re half as good as this one, we’re in for a treat! Especially, if the next one is Red Son with Superman!
We’re sorry to say when we saw the World Premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight in Washington DC, we understated just how much the voice cast is brilliant, the animation is perfect for the Victorian era setting, and the murder mystery whodunit is chock full of clues that will lead you in the wrong direction, until you play it back and see where you took a misstep. There’s also neat little easter eggs for fans of DC Comics through the decades. We appreciate the 3 orphan boys named Dickie, Timmy, and Jason.
By the way, Sister Leslie was an incredible character in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and she is played perfectly by Grey Griffin (below).
We’re also sorry to say we missed the LA West Coast Premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which just occurred last night. We’ve thrown in a few pictures from that premiere, courtesy of Gary Miereanu. The cast and crew in this picture below is (left to right) Jim Krieg (screenwriter), Jennifer Carpenter (Selina Kyle), Yuri Lowenthal (Harvey Dent), Grey Griffin (Sister Leslie), Bruce Greenwood (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Scott Patterson (James Gordon), William Salyers (Hugo Strange), and Sam Liu (Producer/Director).
The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of- the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrived from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.
Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is available in several popular formats as only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) release of a DC Universe Movie. The film is also available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.
Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless)(above) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.
Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract)(left, above) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox)(right,above).Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio Commentary – Join Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.
From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.