Batman Year One:64 min – Animation – 18 October 2011 (USA)
Blu-Ray and DVD Release
Batman: Year One is a 2011 animated superhero film based on the four-issue story arc Batman: Year One printed in 1987. It premiered at Comic-Con on July 22 and was officially released October 18, 2011. The film was directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu. It is the 12th film released under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner and was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital copy.
It really caught the feeling of the Frank Miller Batman story. Bruce Wayne returns home to Gotham City from training abroad in martial arts, man-hunting, and science for the past 12 years, and James Gordon moves to Gotham with his wife, Barbara, after a transfer from Chicago. Both are swiftly acquainted with the corruption and violence of Gotham City, with Gordon witnessing his partner Detective Flass assaulting a teen for fun. The film is about their relationship and how it developed in the first year of Batman and James Gordon as Lieutenant in in the corrupt Gotham Police Department. It shows the human side of both Bruce Wayne and James Gordon and how they deal with the crisis’s in their life that made them what they are in the Batman legacy. How they deal with sins of the past and the honor of making the right decision. Both tough men in a tough world of crime and hypocrisy in high areas of Gotham City.
For the Batman fan is a must see setting the ground work of the Dark Knight of Gotham City. Well done DC Universe Animated Original Movie. Still around for you viewing pleasure. Check out the trailer below and buy your copy. Stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt