Batman Gotham Knight w/Batman Black & White Anthology Graphic Novel
  • Batman Gotham Knight w/Batman Black & White Anthology Graphic Novel
  • Batman Gotham Knight w/Batman Black & White Anthology Graphic Novel

Batman Gotham Knight w/Batman Black & White Anthology Graphic Novel

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Director: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka

Cast: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka

     
 

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The producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight team with some of the most respected anime artists in Japan to explore Bruce Wayne's transition from tormented crime fighter to heroic icon of a crumbling metropolis. Separated into six distinct chapters but intended to be viewed as a whole, this stylized look at immortal DC Comics superhero is the result of aSee more details below

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Overview

The producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight team with some of the most respected anime artists in Japan to explore Bruce Wayne's transition from tormented crime fighter to heroic icon of a crumbling metropolis. Separated into six distinct chapters but intended to be viewed as a whole, this stylized look at immortal DC Comics superhero is the result of a collaboration between Shojiro Nishimi (Tekkonkinkreet), Yasuhiro Aoki (Steamboy), Futoshi Higashide (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack), Toshiyuki Kubooka (The Secret of Blue Water), and Hiroshi Morioka (Chronicle of the Wings).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Skyler Miller
Batman: Gotham Knight would seem to be a comic book enthusiast's dream project: Take four anime studios, team them with six writers, and create a PG-13 anthology film based one of DC Comics' most enduring superheroes. And though the result doesn't quite live up to expectations, it's worth a viewing for fans of the Dark Knight. Its underlying flaw is the hit-or-miss nature of the anthology structure itself. Though there's a small narrative thread running through the six episodes, the 12 or so minutes alloted for each just simply isn't enough time to develop anything more than a sketch of a plot. "Have I Got a Story For You" is a potentially clever concept about three youths' run-ins with Batman that doesn't really pay off; "Crossfire" focuses on two uninteresting Gotham detectives; "Field Test" is another interesting idea that that feels truncated; "In Darkness Dwells" succeeds because of its creepy atmosphere; and "Working Through Pain" is an ambitious but meandering look at some of Bruce Wayne's past. "Deadshot," written by Alan Burnett, is the standout, deftly packing suspense, action, and a compelling villain into its allotted running time. It's also the most straightforward of the bunch. Burnett, a veteran of DC animation since the days of Super Friends, clearly knows the episodic format well. No one can argue with the level of talent involved. The differing styles of animation in each segment present some evocative visuals, and the writers do their best to capture diverse takes on the Batman mythos. But ultimately, having so many writers and directors makes the film feel like a technical exercise rather than a complete vision. The wisest choice was bringing Kevin Conroy on board -- having voiced the title character since Batman: The Animated Series, he is Batman, and gives a small sense of continuity and history to the somewhat schizophrenic proceedings.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
UPC:
0085391179511
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
13,388

Special Features

Revealing documentary Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story; A Mirror For the Bat: Featurette exploring Batman and the evil denizens of Gotham City; Commentary by DC Comics senior vice president/creative affairs Gregory Noveck, former Batman editor Dennis O'Neil and voice of Batman Kevin Conroy; Exclusive sneak peek at DC Uinverse's Wonder Woman; Bruce Timm presents 4 Bonus Batman the Animated Series episodes: Heart of Ice, I Am the Night, Legends of the Dark Knight and Over the Edge

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Conroy Bruce Wayne/Batman
Gary Dourdan Det. Crispus Allen
David McCallum Alfred
Parminder Nagra Cassandra
Ana Ortiz Det. Anna Ramirez
George Newbern Voice Only
Alanna Ubach Voice Only
Corey Burton Voice Only
Rob Paulsen Voice Only
Kevin Michael Richardson Voice Only
Will Friedle Voice Only
Jason Marsden Voice Only
Jim Meskimen Voice Only
Pat Musick Voice Only
Scott Menville Voice Only
Hynden Walch Voice Only
Corey Padnos Voice Only
Crystal Scales Voice Only

Technical Credits
Yasuhiro Aoki Director
Futoshi Higashide Director
Toshiyuki Kubooka Director
Hiroshi Morioka Director
Nam Jong-Sik Director
Shojiro Nishimi Director
Brian Azzarello Screenwriter
Alan Burnett Screenwriter
Christopher Drake Score Composer
Joe Gall Editor
Jordan Goldberg Screenwriter
David S. Goyer Screenwriter
Toshi Hiruma Producer
Robert J. Kral Score Composer
Kevin Manthei Score Composer
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Josh Olson Screenwriter
Andrea Romano Casting
Greg Rucka Screenwriter
Emma Thomas Executive Producer
Bruce Timm Executive Producer
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer

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