When is the Batman: The Killing Joke DVD and Blu-Ray release date?
Though the live-action Batman films have been up-and-down, one of the biggest reasons that the Caped Crusader remains one of the most wildly popular superheroes and comic book characters has been the success of the different animated series and movies. The next animated feature film in Batman: The Killing Joke, though, promises to be one of the craziest yet.
Based on the famed graphic novel with the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke will tell the story of The Joker kidnapping Batgirl and essentially torturing her while Batman attempts to save her. In the process, one of the most famous and intriguing comic book villains in The Joker has his backstory revealed like never before.
Batman: The Killing Joke is one of the most unique superhero storylines in history in the over 25 years since it’s original release in graphic novel. However, the animated feature film promises to deliver on the dark subject matter by entering relatively unprecedented territory for animated superhero movies.
In mid-April, reports came out that Batman: The Killing Joke would be rated-R, something incredible uncommon for both superhero and animated films. Just for good measure, Mark Hamill of Luke Skywalker fame will voice The Joker in this movie.
With all of this hullabaloo leading up to this movie, which will be released as a straight-to-video film, Batman fans, comic book fans, and just movie fans who are now intrigued by this story are probably wondering when they can own the DVD and Blu-Ray.
Though there is no set release date just yet, the target is for July 2016 for Batman: The Killing Joke to hit the market. If you don’t want to wait to find out the exact date, though, you can go ahead and pre-order your copy on Amazon with the DVD priced at $14.99 and the Blu-Ray at $24.99!
One can only hope that Batman: The Killing Joke will be put on Amazon Prime Video soon after it’s release on DVD and Blu-Ray and it looks like it could join our 50 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video for Free if it does! Also be sure to check out our rankings of the 50 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video!
Update: May 4, 2016
There is now an official release date! Per a report from EW.com, Batman: The Killing Joke will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack on August 2, 2016. They’re also reporting that digital versions will be available on July 22, 2016, which assumedly includes Amazon Video! We’ll continue to keep you updated!