Set in the Victorian era, this animated remake of the graphic novel, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight pits the Dark Knight detective against the elusive serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Directed by Sam Liu and featuring the voices of Bruce Greenwood and Jennifer Carpenter as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle respectively.~Sam Gale
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Being a Batman fan, I jumped at the chance to own this on Blue ray. Like the comic book version, Bruce Wayne’s alter ego confronts a Jack The Ripper type villain in 1900’s Gotham City. The animation could have been a little better. However, a well written plot, and being done in 1:75 aspect ratio, made this a worthy addition to my DC collection.
Gotham By Gaslight Review
Gotham by Gaslight is rated R. This animated Batman films is definitely not for kids and you will know why within the first 5 minutes. The whole movie is made for adults. It is violent and containts sexual conduct. Again it is rated R for a reason. Now since that is out of the way onto the review.
DC animated films rarely disappoint and this is no exception. Gotham by Gaslight is a murder mystery set in an alternate Batman timeline. DC comics fans will know this as an Elseworld comic book. This Batman is trying to hunt down Jack the Ripper in a Victorian era setting.
With a unique art style and some great voice acting it delivers on all fronts. It is unfortunate that Kevin Conroy is not voicing Batman this time around but Bruce Greenwood does a great job.
The story is short but packs a punch as it keeps you guessing until the end. There are some nods to other material that hardcore and casual fans might pick up as well.
This is definitely one of my favorite Batman films and I really have no complaints other then wanting more.
Gotham by Gaslight is available now on Blu Ray and DVD and it gets a 10 from me.
Bought this movie at Best Buy over the holidays. A blind buy and after watching the movie I really liked it. If you have not seen any of these DC movies you need to check them out.
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