Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment has released an extended video preview for the upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Based on acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, the feature-length movie hits 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 12, 2023. Continue below for the video plus additional details.
An abbreviated description of the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release follows, provided by Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment:
Rooted in DC’s acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series and released theatrically on Christmas Day 1993, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm has not only been ranked by Time magazine as one of the 10 best Super Hero movies ever, but is also arguably the core fans’ all-time favorite Batman film.
The movie has been rated at the top of the Dark Knight film franchise by such popular entertainment media as Empire, Screenrant and Paste. And in the ultimate mainstream salute for its time, Gene Siskel & Robert Ebert didn’t initially review the film during its theatrical release, but later dedicated a portion of their At The Movies weekly TV series to pay compliment to the film – and voice their regret for not giving it the attention it deserved during its original run – when Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was distributed for home entertainment.
The 4K HDR/SDR remaster of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was sourced from the 1993 Original Cut Camera Negative and was scanned at 4K resolution. Digital restoration was applied to the 4K scans to remove dirt, scratches and additional anomalies, but special care was given to not touch the film grain or the animation cel dirt that was part of the original artwork. This is the first time since its theatrical release that it is presented in its 1.85 aspect ratio. The original 2.0 mix and the 5.1 tracks were remastered to remove or improve defects such as pops, ticks, dropouts and distortion.
The release will also include an all-new featurette “Kevin Conroy: I Am The Knight,” which takes a look at the legacy of Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman for 30 years in film, television, video games and more.
On a related note, the “Kevin Conroy: I Am The Knight” featurette is now available on most digital editions of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, including iTunes. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look.
Stay tuned for further coverage here at The World’s Finest on the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, arriving September 12, 2023 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. Also be sure to check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for an extensive breakdown of the iconic and beloved series!
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