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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper.

Director:

Sam Liu

Writers:

James Krieg (as Jim Krieg), Brian Augustyn (graphic novel: "Gotham by Gaslight") | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bruce Greenwood ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Jennifer Carpenter ... Selina Kyle (voice)
Chris Cox ... Father Callahan / Additional Voices (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Chief Bullock / Big Bill Dust / Additional Voices (voice)
David Forseth David Forseth ... Cyrus Gold (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Sister Leslie / Jason / Additional Voices (voice)
Anthony Head ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Bob Joles ... Mayor Tolliver (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Harvey Dent / Additional Voices (voice)
Lincoln Melcher ... Dickie (voice)
Scott Patterson ... James Gordon (voice)
William Salyers ... Hugo Strange / Judge (voice)
Tara Strong ... Marlene Mahone / Tim (voice)
Bruce Timm ... Arkham Radio Man (voice)
Kari Wuhrer ... Barbara Gordon / Pamela Isley (voice)
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Storyline

In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.

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Catching a legendary killer takes a legendary hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DC Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Grey Griffin performs Selina Kyle's singing voice. See more »

Quotes

Constable: [stops Bruce's carriage] Open up! Open up in the name of the law!
[they open the door and freeze when they see Bruce and Selina Kyle making out]
Bruce Wayne: Is there a problem, officer?
Constable: Uh... no, Mr. Wayne, we've just been, uh... you should head home. Dangerous characters on the streets tonight.
Bruce Wayne: Duly noted. Anything else, gentlemen?
Constable: Uh, no. Excuse me, sir... and madam.
[tips his hat]
Constable: Have a wonderful night.
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References Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen
Written by Andrew B. Sterling and Harry von Tilzer
Performed by Grey Griffin (as Grey Griffin)
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Smoke & Mirrors
9 April 2018 | by scythertitusSee all my reviews

How much you like this film will definitely depend on how much you are into the Victorian/Steampunk aesthetic, as well as the murder mystery genre in general. There is definitely nothing bad to report about this movie, it is a decent little crime noir set in the early 1900s.

If there is a problem it is that it has no connection to the greater Batman/DC animated universe and could easily not be a Batman film at all, since outside of the character names themselves there is little to link the two. Batman only vaguely 'Batmans' outside of some grappling-hook action and minor detecting. It is certainly not one for those who like outlandish superhero action.

Overall if you see this as a short murder mystery there is little to be disappointed by here, and if you crave a more down-to-earth Batman then this will be great for you. In my opinion you might as well just watch something like Zorro or Lone Ranger, or any other masked vigilante that Batman was based on as for me its 'back to basics' tone is just a little too basic, but it is certainly a matter of personal opinion in this regard.


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