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The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)

Unrated | | Animation, Action, Horror | Video 18 October 2005
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Batman faces off against the original creature of the night, Count Dracula, who has been unintentionally resurrected by the Penguin.

Writers:

Duane Capizzi, Bob Kane (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rino Romano ... The Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Peter Stormare ... Dracula (voice)
Tara Strong ... Vicky Vale (voice)
Tom Kenny ... The Penguin (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... The Joker (voice)
Alastair Duncan ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Arkham Asylum Inmate / Additional Voices (voice)
Richard Green ... Additional Voices (voice)
Neil Ross ... Additional Voices (voice)
James Sie ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions? Written by Anonymous

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The Dark Knight Vs. The Prince of Darkness!


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Trivia

One of Batman's earliest villains was a vampire called The Monk, who also targeted Bruce's love interest of that time (Julie Madison). See more »

Goofs

At the end, when the return of the 'Lost Ones' is being covered on the news, the police cars switch between shots from having 1 flashing light on the roof to 2. See more »

Quotes

The Penguin: Agh! Dead guys don't do that.
Dracula: Not dead... UN-dead.
The Penguin: I think I need to UN-wet my pants.
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Version of Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

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Good? Yes. Great? Oh Yes.
16 October 2005 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

First off, non-fans of The Batman animated series will be harsh on this, but if you aren't a fan you should still give it a watch. The story is Dracula is causing trouble in Gotham. It's a simple story, which is fine, the movie is only about 80 or so minutes long, but it has time to breath and doesn't drag.

The show, is a very vibrant, action oriented, in your face cartoon, which is fine, it suits the show. As a movie, that presents some hurdles, primarily ta deficit in plot development and the potential for overlong climaxes. Well there are no pacing issues, the movie starts off pretty fast, but manages to keep speeding up at a noticeable, but not problematic, pace, as a good and well thought out movie should.

Voice acting and music is top notch, there were some really strong themes towards the end, and I wish they had put more into the music, but it provides more than enough. I'd buy a score if one were released, as I would also be looking forward to more in the ways of arrangement and music come a second feature.

Many will try to compare this to Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, or Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and some will try to compare this to Batman Begins, which is all fine and good, except that it is quite difficult see beyond in the style in the four movies. And that is what this is, an exercise in style, but much to my delight, it is not style over substance. Though short, the film is quite solid in both character development and tone.

Lastly, where the movie excels is in the action. Do no forget, The Batman is fighting a villain that physically outclasses him, but the fights themselves are well animated, well organized, and visually impressive, as in The Batman's fluid movements, he some how gives an incredible fight.

This is an excellent movie, and I am glad I have seen it. Fans of the show,will love it, and fans of the comic will enjoy a solid representation of the mythic hero if they can remain unbiased. Though it is a bit violent and in your face when it comes to gore, it is a great film, and I eagerly await more. It looks like we have a winner.


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Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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