The anticipated DC animated movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is available on Digital everywhere today. It will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 6th.
Check out the two clips below featuring Selina Kyle tracking Jack the Ripper in “Tracking Jack” and another with “Bat Attic.”
The film is based on the epic comic by Mike Mignola and Brian Augustyn which has Batman and Catwoman take on Jack The Ripper in turn of the century Gotham. It’s one of my favorite One Shot Batman stories and I’m hoping the film does it justice. Check out the synopsis below.
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.
“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”
The movie is executive produced Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), directed and produced by Sam Liu (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and written by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox).