Batman: The Killing Joke, an R-rated animated adaptation of the seminal work by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, will officially come home on Digital HD on July 26, 2016, and Blu-ray and DVD on August 2, 2016.
The film features the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker, reprising roles they started playing on Batman: The Animated Series in 1991 (just three years after The Killing Joke was originally published, incidentally). Bruce Timm and Sam Register executive produce the film, with Alan Burnett as co-producer. Sam Liu directs a script written by comicbook writer Brian Azzarello.
A special Deluxe Edition of the Blu-Ray combo pack will run $29.96, and includes a limited edition figurine of The Joker. The regular pack runs $24.98, and DVD runs $19.98.
From the press release:
"Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless."
The DVD will include a sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original animated Movie. The Blu-Ray (both editions) adds in a Featurette about the music of the film, a Featurette about the artistic process behind The Killing Joke, and two 22 minute episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, "Old Wounds" and "Christmas with the Joker."