Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is finally making its way to Blu-ray for our viewing enjoyment! Coming to us direct from the Warner Archives, the 1993 DC Comics animated adaptation will arrive high-def in July. The animated feature will now be in a new 1080p HD remaster and will be viewable in the original 16×9 aspect ratio (1.78:1) as well as an open matte 4×3 (1.37:1) version. So that means your VHS version can go straight to the circular file!
An extension of the highly popular and Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, Mask of the Phantasm was released theatrically on Christmas Day, 1993 and grossed $5.6 million in ticket sales at the box office and still remains popular with fans to this day.
Unfortunately, the special features on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm appear to be somewhat of a letdown. For some reason, only the film’s theatrical trailer (also included in HD) will be the release’s only special feature. I personally find it hard to believe that there were no behind the scenes footage available to include. Other than the recent LEGO Batman Movie, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was the only other theatrically released animated feature. Somewhat disappointing.
A specific release date in July has been confirmed. But seeing how July is only a few weeks away, it won’t be long before it hits the store shelves.
Will you be upgrading your current copy of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray and what special features would you have liked to see included? Let us know below!
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