Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 4K Release

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm will be released on 4K Ultra HD this September.

Fans of the Dark Knight have something to celebrate as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm turns 30. On September 12, 2023, it will be released in a special 4K Ultra HD format by Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. This classic film will provide viewers with an unparalleled visual experience. It will bring the thrilling adventures of Batman to life like never before.

Mask of the Phantasm, originated from the iconic Batman: The Animated Series. It was released in theaters on Christmas Day 1993. The film garnered widespread acclaim from both audiences. It earned a spot on Time magazine’s list of the top ten superhero movies ever made. It has since become an important part of the Batman film franchise. The film is particularly cherished by loyal fans who consider it their favorite Batman movie of all time.

The 1993 Original Cut Camera Negative was sourced to create the 4K HDR/SDR remaster of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The film was then scanned at 4K resolution to provide incredible visual clarity. Digital restoration was applied to remove dirt, scratches, and other anomalies. However, it still maintains the original film grain and animation cel dirt. The film is presented in its 1.85 aspect ratio for the first time since its theatrical debut. The 2.0 mix and 5.1 tracks were remastered to complement the stunning visuals and create an immersive audio experience. The attention to detail in the remastering process ensures that both long-time fans and newcomers can fully enjoy the captivating world of Gotham City.

Included in the 4K Ultra HD release is a new featurette called “Kevin Conroy: I Am The Knight.”

It honors Kevin Conroy‘s impressive legacy of lending his iconic voice to Batman for over 30 years. He has done so across various platforms, including films, television, and video games. The voice acting in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is exceptional. Conroy leads the star-studded cast as both Batman and Bruce Wayne, Dana Delany as Bruce’s love interest Andrea Beaumont, and Mark Hamill as the Joker. Other talented actors, such as Stacy Keach, Abe Vigoda, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. also contributed their voices to bring the characters to life.

The creative team behind Mask of the Phantasm consists of the award-winning core group responsible for The Animated Series. Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm directed the film, while the screenplay was penned by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, and Michael Reaves, based on a story by Alan Burnett. As the release date nears, fans of the Caped Crusader can look forward to owning this beloved classic in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Whether you’re a die-hard Batman fan or a casual moviegoer, this remastered edition offers an unparalleled cinematic experience and a chance to relive the magic of Gotham’s Dark Knight like never before. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and make sure to subscribe to our Channel.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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