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BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

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BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 73m 27s

Ratings Info strong violence

Genre(s) Animation, Crime, Drama

Director(s) Sam Liu

Cast includes Kevin Conroy (voice), Ray Wise (voice), Mark Hamill (voice), Tara Strong (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 22/06/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is an animated action adventure film in which Batman and Batgirl encounter The Joker.

Violence

Scenes of strong violence include gunfights, fistfights and beatings, with accompanying sight of blood from wounds.

There is a sequence of suggested sexual violence in which a woman is shot and, while she's on the ground, a man begins to unbutton her clothes. Images of her naked body with blood on her skin are seen later, implying that she was fully stripped following the shooting and may have been raped. There is limited detail of her nudity.

In another scene a man's clothes are removed and he is forced to wear a collar while being pulled around on a leash by the villains.

Infrequent moderate sex and sex references include a woman removing her top to reveal her bra while straddling a man and kissing him, with subsequent verbal references to the encounter. There are also references to a man asking a woman to wear a mask, implying it was in a sexual context.

There is occasional use of mild and moderate bad language, including 'bitch', 'asshole', 'bloody', and 'pissed'.

Details

Title
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
24/06/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
73m 27s
BBFC reference
AVF340805
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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