BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM is Finally Coming to Blu-ray!
After all these years, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is finally coming to Blu-ray! This is one of my favorite Batman movies and I've been wondering when Warner Bros. would finally get around to doing this! I'm surprised the studio waited this long to give the movie a high definition remaster.
The 1993 film has a new 1080p HD remaster and will include both the original 16×9 aspect ratio (1.78:1) and an open matte 4×3 (1.37:1) version.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm begins when the city’s most feared gangsters are systematically eliminated and the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name?
The movie was directed by Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Frank Paur, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, and Dan Riba, who all directed episodes of Batman: The Animated Series. It also featured the voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker.
The Blu-ray is set to be released in July but there's no specific date yet. I imagine it will be around the same time San Diego Comic-Con is taking place. It'd be awesome if they had a screening of the remastered version at the event! I'd totally go! I'm just excited to watch the remastered version of the film!