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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a movie based off of the TV show Batman Beyond. The movie was made by Warner Brother and was relased in 2000, in order to get the PG rating scenes with strong violence were editied down and blood was digitally removed. Due to fans requesting a directors cut the movie was rerelased in 2002 with a PG-13 rating.

ChangesEdit

This list shows what was cut out of the PG version, or changed.

  • The scene where the guard takes another hit from a monster is removed.
  • The scene where Batman hits the scarecrow in the stomach is removoed.
  • When Bonk gets hit by batman in the stomach. In the PG version there is a white flash when he shows he is in pain due to the hit.
  • Cuts out a scene where batman beats up the thugs.
  • Cuts a scene where batman is hit two times by one of  the thugs.
  • Cuts out a scene where batman hits and scarecrow and he falls down.
  • When batman hits Bonk a second time it was changed to Batman hitting him only once.
  • The scene where one of the Dee-Dee's attacks him from behind with her stun gun and Batman slaps it out of her hand is cut.
  • The scene where the Dee-Dees hit batman three times is cut.
  • The scene where the Dee-Dee's hit batman in the face is cut.
  • The scene where Dee-Dee hits batman in the head is cut.
  • The scene where Bonk is punched by Batman and than headbuts him is cut.
  • In the PG version Bruce Wayne catches a Bat-Ring and says "I still got it.". In the Directors cut we see the Bat-Ring decapitate a Two-Face mannequin before Bruce catches it.
  • The scene where Bonks says "I think you're a fake!" the Joker answers "Ah, brave new world. It has such yutzes in it." In the Directors cut  he says "Ah, brave new world. It has such putzes in it."
  • In the PG version the Joker poisons Bonk with gas from his toy gun, it also shows the joker thowing away his gun and shows Bonks corpse.. In the Director's cut it just shows him shooting Bonk with a little flag from the toy gun.
  • In the PG version we hear him laughing, this was done in order to show that he wans't dead.
  • The scene where The Joker asks eveyone if they are with him, and then talks about how Bonk is dead, he then asks Dee-Dee to take out the trash was cut..
  • When Bruce and Terry are in the car they are wearing sitbelt in the PG version, in the Directors cut they are not.
  • The scene where Terry is beaten up is cut.
  • The scene where Scarecow grabs Dana's hair is cut.
  • The scene where Terry punchs thug in the face is cut.
  • The scene where Terry hits the Scarecow several times is cut.
  • The scene where Terry hits a thug aging is cut.
  • The purple paint in the PG version is changed to red paint in the directors cut. It was changed to purple in order to make it look like that it was paint and not blood.
  •  In a cartoon on TV the dog says "I wish i were dead! I wish i were dead!" in the Directors cut. In the PG version he says "I don't deserve to live!"
  • In the Directors cut Batman and Batgirl are looking for Robin they're showing a photograph of him to two prostitutes. In the PG Version they show it to an couple.
  • In the Director's cut Batman frees himself with a knife and throws it at the Joker who ducks. In the PG Version the knife was edited out.
  • The scene where Batgirl kicks Harley Quinn is cut.
  • When the Joker says "Then I'll provide the narration." in the PG version. In the Directors cuthe says it before turning the lights off.
  • The Joker then shows Batman how he tortured Robin. In the PG Version he says: "I'll begin how I affected young Robin's makeover." In the Directors cut he says: "I'll begin with how i peeled back the layers of the boy's mind."
  • The scene where the Joker electrocutes Robin is cut.
  • In the PG version the Joker says "But all too soon, the dear lad began to share such secrets with me."In the Directors cut the Joker says "But all too soon, the serums and the shocks took their toll and the dear lad began to share such secrets with me."
  • In the Directors cut it shows the Joker bleeding from the mouth due to Batman beating him up. The blood is removed in the PG version.
  • The  Joker pulls a knife from his sleeve and attacks Batman with it. In the PG Version he only punches him.
  • The scene where the Joker stabs Batman in the leg is cut.
  • When Batman falls the Directors cut has blood, the PG version removed the blood.
  • In the PG version  the Joker says "Make him one of us." Tim picks up the gun but can't pull the trigger and throws it away before attacking the Joker. After a short fight Tim pushes the Joker into some water containers that break upon impact. The Joker tries to attack Tim, but he slips, grabs a lever, accidentally pulls it and is electrocuted. Batgirl hears Joker scream and runs into the building. Tim laughs but eventually starts to cry. In the Directors cut batman has blood on his mouth, the Joker says "Make Daddy proud. Deliver the punch line." Tim aims his gun and laughs maniacally. Then he hesitates until Joker yells "Do it!". Batman whispers "Tim...". Tim shoots the Joker, he is steps backwards and says "That's not funny. That's not..." he then falls and dies. Batgirl comes in and sees what has happened. Tim continues to laugh but eventually drops the gun and breaks down crying. The blood effects on Batman's face and the Joker's face is removed in the PG version.
  • In the PG version Barbara Gordon says "The only other person who knew about this, was my father, the first Commissioner Gordon. For Robin's sake, he kept that night a secret." In the Directors cut she says "We buried the Joker deep beneath Arkham. The only other person who knew what happened this night, was my father, the first Commissioner Gordon. He promised to keep our secret."
  • In the PG version Terry says "And you saw Harley fall into the pit." In the Directors cut he says "I'm assuming his girlfriend bought it too?"
  • In the Directors cut Barbara Gordon says that a doctor helped Tim to regain his sanity. In the PG Version she says that the doctor helped Tim to find himself.
  • In the PG version Batman has a seatbelt on in the Batwing, in the Directors cut he is not wearing a seatbelt.
  • The scene where the thugs are talking to Pyrce the word kill it is changed to ice.
  • In the PG version Bruce says Bruce: "Robin defeated him." In the Directors cut Bruce says "Robin 'did' shoot him."
  • In the PG version when Batman gets out of the Batman he is shown getting out of  the seatblet.
  • In the Directors cut the laser destroys a cinema. In the PG version the buildings name was removed, that way you couldn't tell that it was a movie theatre.
  • The scene where a lazer destorys the park is cut.
  • The scene where the dog bits the monsters arm is cut.
  • In the PG version Tim says "I did it. But i still hear his scream, still see his frozen smile. "It's a doozy." In the Directors cut he says "I killed him. But i still hear the shot, still see his dead smile. It's a killer."
  • In the PG version the Joker calls Batman "Batcoot", in the Directors cut he calls him "Batfart".
  • In the Directors cut Dee-Dee's grandmother is wearing blue clothes, in the PG verison she wears red clothes.

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