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.

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The celebrity-­‐laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively. The cast also features Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games), as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon.

 Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a script by Eisner Award-­winning writer Brian Azzarello. Bruce Timm and Sam Register are executive producers, and Alan Burnett is co-­producer. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are executive producers. 

Special Features on Blu-ray include:
• From the DC Comics Vault: Batman: The Animated Series “Christmas with the Joker” and 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

Release dates – DVD & Blu-ray August 3rd
Distributor – Roadshow Entertainment


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