GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT: World Premiere on January 12, 2018 at "DC in DC 2018" Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: December 23, 2017
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment provide a new take on Batman as a steampunk Dark Knight hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn of the century Gotham City in this all-new animated feature available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment January 23, 2018, on Digital and February 6, 2018, on Blu-ray and DVD. The premiere event is for mature audiences 18 years of age or older. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception prior to the screening –which will be followed with a Q&A session with the film’s voice cast and producers.
Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, 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 (Scott Patterson) tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman (Bruce Greenwood) indulges in his own detective work — with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle (Jennifer Carpenter) — 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.
The voice cast also features Anthony Head as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio as Chief Bullock, William Salyers as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin as Sister Leslie. The cast includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.
Producer Sam Liu also directs BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT from a script by Jim Krieg. Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
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GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT will be released on home video on February 6, 2018.