From the producers of Batman Begins and the Dark Knight theatrical releases comes the groundbreaking interpretation of the Batman's transition from beginner to Dark Knight. Six interlocking stories reveal Bruce Wayne's earliest adventures as Batman and the steps he took to become the grim avenger of Gotham City. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow and two villains he's never faced before: the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman known as Deadshot. Some of the world's most revered animation visionaries bring to life the one and only Dark Knight: Batman! One incredible story is woven from six separate chapters, each with stylish art from some of Japan's greatest anime visionaries. In this stylish DC Universe animated original movie, a figure from the Dark Knight's past unexpectedly returns, forcing him to revisit the most tragic event of his crime-fighting career.Five years ago, the second Robin, Jason Todd, was murdered by the Joker. Now, a twisted, disfigured character known as the Black Mask has seized control of Gotham City's criminal underworld, but his supremacy is undermined by the arrival of the mysterious Red Hood. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code: killing is an option.After intercepting a truck containing a powerful weapon that is being stolen by Red Hood's henchmen, Batman chases Red Hood to the chemical plant where the Joker was created. He will become the greatest crime fighter the world has ever known. But it won't be easy. Based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and featuring the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku, Alex Rocco and Jon Polito, this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie reveals a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight's first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon. With Gotham City in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice . . . but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years of training abroad in martial arts, science, detective skills and the art of hunting men. He's ready to become the thing in the night that all criminals of Gotham will come to fear. But at the same time, honest Lieutenant James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level.