Parents need to know that Batman: Bad Blood is a typical example of this superhero's modern-day direct-to-DVD adventures. Artful animated violence, accompanied by suspenseful, dynamic music, fills the screen for most of the story's 74-minute running time. One assorted team of Batman accomplices faces off against a motley gang of Gotham City's villains in a series of lengthy action set pieces that include: explosions, gun battles, physical fights to the death, heroes taken hostage, destruction of buildings, and, in this instance, torture. Characters are disguised, then revealed. Both heroes and villains appear to be dead, then are restored to life. Several references are made to Batwoman's (Kate Kane) sexuality; she meets a policewoman who may become a romantic interest in the future. Swearing includes "bitch," "ass," "damn," "hell," "crap," and "pissed off," sometimes uttered by the boy hero Robin. There's a bit of social drinking in the background, a revelation that Kate Kane had substance-abuse problems in the past, and one character shown sneaking a drink from a flask.