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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 ... 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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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 »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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DC Entertainment See more »
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Trivia

Other than the Sherlock Holmes quote there are other Sherlock Holmes references such as The Diogenes Club, Batman working with homeless children and Bruce Wayne even uses the Dancing Man code from "Sherlock Holmes and The Adventures of the Dancing Men" short story. See more »

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Batman: [handcuffs the Ripper without him noticing] I paid Houdini three hundred dollars for that trick.
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Similar to "Batman: The Animated Series", but set in Victorian Era. Not enough of a twist to hold it's own.
26 January 2018 | by prabhunsterSee all my reviews

This movie was certainly a deviation from the recent DC Batman movies. It lacked that epic 'holy sh*t!" feel that we've learned to love in flicks like "Batman: Under The Red Hood" or even "Son of Batman."

The movie is more akin to "Batman: The Animated Series" or at best "Mask of the Phantasm." Entertaining enough to watch but not to rewatch.

I liked the idea of having Batman set in a different era, but ultimately the concept falls short and is used purely for novelty rather than a vehicle to introduce Batman in a new light. There are so many different ideas, characters, themes, etc that could've been used and twisted to make something truly unique... but instead it didn't take any risks. Why even have a movie set in an alternate timeline if you don't do anything unique with it?

In a nutshell: It gives us the familiar Batman from the animated series that we know and love but fails to pass it off as something 'new' by merely changing the setting. If you liked the Animated Series, you'll get some entertainment out of this.

5/10***** - Worth a rent, but certainly not a buy.

(My Own 2 Cents on Rebooting Superheroes): If you are planning to reinvent The Batman (or any superhero) in a self-contained story, go wild with it and don't hold anything back. I understand the risk, thinking that changing the storyline and characters TOO much may yield a movie too unfamiliar/unrelatable for existing fans to want to watch/buy. But taking that same risk (especially if the story is already self-contained) may do the exact opposite, 'wow' existing fans and gain new audience demographics altogether.

Example: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller


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