|DC Showcase: Jonah Hex|
File:Batman under the red hood|
Two-Disc Special Edition DVD cover art
|Directed by||Joaquim Dos Santos|
Joaquim Dos Santos
|Written by||Joe R. Lansdale|
|Music by||Jeremy Zuckerman|
Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributed by||Warner Home Video|
|Release date(s)||July 27, 2010|
|Running time||12 minutes|
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex is an animated short film released as a bonus with Batman: Under the Red Hood. The short was written by noted Western comics writer Joe R. Lansdale. An expanded version of the short will be collected in a compilation titled DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection to be released on November 9, 2010.
Red Doc, a man that claims he can take on anyone and anything, arrives in town looking for more booze and more actions. Madame Lorraine spots him, and after inviting him upstairs, kills him and has two of her henchmen dispose of the body.
The next day, Jonah Hex arrives in town, looking to pick up a $5000 bounty on Red. After taking on a young man who taunts him, Jonah learns from a bar girl about Madame Lorraine, who goes after the men with money. Paying the girl off, Hex buys drinks for the entire saloon, getting Lorraine's attention and joining her upstairs. However, Hex manages to avoid her shot and knocks her out, then proceeds to kill her henchmen. Stepping out of the room, he is shot at by the bartender, whom he kills. He then demands that Lorraine tell him where Red is.
Lorraine takes him to an old mine, and shows him a dark hole that leads to a caved in lower shaft. Hex and her journey down, and it is revealed that Lorraine has killed at least fifteen men. Grabbing a knife, Lorraine tries once more to kill Hex, who punches her and secures Red's body. Lorraine comes to just as Hex has reached the top, kicking down the rope. Lorraine first pleads that they can be partners, then tells Hex he can't leave her. Hex says she has plenty of companions, then departs. Lorraine trembles as she stares at the dead bodies, the only lamp in the shaft slowly going out, leaving her trapped in the dark.
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