This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated movie. That milestone has prompted Warner Bros. Discovery to bring it to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever with a brand new remastered transfer on September 12th.
Here is what Warner had to say about the remastering effort.
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.
An all-new featurette Kevin Conroy: I Am The Knight will accompany the release and pay tribute to the late actor’s legacy playing the role for three decades.
Also included as an extra is a full episode of Justice League: Unlimited featuring a cameo from Phantasm.
Here’s a new Batman: Mask of the Phantasm trailer to whet your appetite for the upcoming 4K debut.