Anyone who has seen the Animatrix (also worth a look!) will be familiar with this DVD offering. Comprising of 6 interlocking shorts, Gotham Knight studies the many facades to Batman through use of different animation styles.
The result is an eclectic mix of action, horror and character development. The main attraction to this boxset is the startling observations made about Batman and Bruce Banner and how unique each offering happens to be.
Some do a better job than others, as you'd expect, but they are, on the whole, extremely satisfying. Batman is one of DCs most complex characters, and this DVD doesn't hold back from the darker elements of his persona. Expect a lot of blood, some mild language and shocking beheading scene.
The most fun short is the first one, where a bunch of kids waffle about how they came into contact with Batman, each giving their own interpretation of what he looks like. My favourite short is one where Bruce seeks guidance in compartmentalising his pain, in order to keep fighting no matter how severe the wound. Very interesting.