6.7/10
12,428
71 user 48 critic

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 »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 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)
Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.

Directors: Jay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch
Batman vs. Robin (Video 2015)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While Damian Wayne struggles to cope with Batman's no-killing rule, he soon starts to believe that his destiny lies within a secret society known as, The Court of Owls.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy
The Death of Superman (Video 2018)
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.

Directors: Jake Castorena, Sam Liu
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Led by Starfire, the Teen Titans - Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing - have built a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil but their ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Stuart Allan, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga
Justice League Dark (Video 2017)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigan.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Jerry O'Connell, Camilla Luddington
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the death of Superman, several new people present themselves as possible successors.

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Christopher Gorham, Shemar Moore
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Atlantian troops assault Metropolis as revenge for the death of their king, the Queen seeks help from the Justice League to find her son who has gone missing during the madness.

Director: Ethan Spaulding
Stars: Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion
Justice League: War (Video 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Batman teams up with the Scooby Doo gang when villains from both of their worlds unite to wreak havoc on the city.

Director: Jake Castorena
Stars: Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Joker goes to Metropolis with an offer and plan to kill Superman for Lex Luthor while Batman pursues the clown to Superman's turf.

Director: Toshihiko Masuda
Stars: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Kevin Conroy
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Catching a legendary killer takes a legendary hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alfred is introduced in this movie while Bruce Wayne is in his library. Anthony Stuart Head, who voices Alfred, is quite famous for his role as the librarian in the TV series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". See more »

Quotes

Alfred Pennyworth: I've laid out your mourning clothes.
Bruce Wayne: I have my own manner of mourning.
Alfred Pennyworth: Revenge.
Bruce Wayne: Her blood cries out for it.
Alfred Pennyworth: Does it, sir? "Beloved, avenge not yourselves, vengeance is mine. I will repay, sayeth the Lord." She wouldn't want you to be alone right now.
Bruce Wayne: It's how I work best, Alfred... But I can pay my respects.
See more »

Connections

References Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen
Written by Andrew B. Sterling and Harry von Tilzer
Performed by Grey Griffin (as Grey Griffin)
See more »

User Reviews

 
Sherlock Homes Meets Under Developed Batman
25 January 2018 | by EdWriteSee all my reviews

Just watched this movie and as someone in their 50s who grew up and accepted the new incarnations and evolution of the Batman I was very disappointed. Yes I know this is set in the past but a regression in technology doesn't mean the character has to regress also.

I felt that the Batman in this movie was just a pale reflection of Sherlock Holmes and a powered down version at that. He even had his own version of Baker Street Irregulars which was just a bit derivative. While providing recognition of one of Batmans most central archetypes is appreciated it progressed past the point being of a homage but instead made the principal character of the Batman feel like just a cheap copy of the original..

To be fair the film is competently done and is watchable. The voices were well done and filled out the characters to a degree. I even enjoyed the song by Selina Kyle in the theatre as well as using the voice and character of Harley Quinn in a cameo role as an old drunk woman. I did not however appreciate the dead fish eyes of Bruce Wayne that again made him seem more 2 dimensional and detracted from my enjoyment.

One of the biggest failure in this movie was the misuse and under use of characters like Poison Ivy and Dr Hugo Strange who were just passing through this movie. Don't blink or you'll miss them.

Coming from the UK I've seen every permutation of the Sherlock Holmes legend in the media and this was a mediocre offering at best. I shouldn't have had to keep reminding myself that this was a Batman movie and not a Sherlock Holmes movie.


11 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 71 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DC Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed