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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [Blu-ray] [1993]

  • SKU: 33160769
  • Release Date: 07/25/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (61 out of 62)

    Synopsis


    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    This stylish animated adventure is based on the '90s animated television series, which in turn is based on the original comics and Tim Burton's live action "Batman" films. Unlike the campy 1960s version of Batman, this version is half-mad from the superhero's obsession with justice. It is only his unusual sense of ethics that keeps him from becoming a full-blown psychotic. The story describes the origins of Batman as it follows the Dark Knight's attempts to capture the elusive, deadly Phantasm who kills a crime lord and makes it look as if Batman did it, causing a media smear campaign against the Caped Crusader. At the same time, millionaire Bruce Wayne holds a party at his mansion. There he meets Councilman Arthur Reeves, the man behind the accusations. Reeves derides playboy Wayne for allowing his college sweetheart Andrea Beaumont to leave him. Suddenly Wayne flashes back to his pre-Batman days. He remembers how he met her while visiting his parents' graves to renew his vow that he would spend his life fighting crime to avenge their wrongful deaths. He has already devised an early version of his alter-ego Batman, but that is nearly forgotten when he falls in love with Andrea. The story then jumps from past to present and back as the mysterious Phantasm strikes again. Batman continues his investigation and discovers a disturbing link between Andrea, who suddenly shows up after many years absence, and the villain. Meanwhile, the Phantasm, feeling that Batman is too close to learning his/her identity hires the Joker to kill him. But the Joker has his own agenda and much action ensues before the mystery of the Phantasm identity is solved, Batman clears his name, and justice is served. This film was originally made to go straight to video, Warner's studio liked it enough to release it theatrically. Some of the violence may be inappropriate for very young children. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kevin Conroy
      Kevin Conroy - Batman/Bruce Wayne
    • Dana Delany
      Dana Delany - Andrea Beaumont
    • Hart Bochner
      Hart Bochner - Arthur Reeves
    • Mark Hamill
      Mark Hamill - The Joker
    • Stacy Keach
      Stacy Keach - Phantasm/Carl Beaumont



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Batman movies ever

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      phillies3454
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      It's a downright shame that Mask of the Phantasm hasn't received more attention since it was released, because this has everything it needs to stand alongside some of the best live-action Batman films. It's a classic Batman mystery, but the best parts of the story, for me, are the scenes that show Bruce outside the mask and give glimpses of what his life could've been like if not for the Dark Knight. Combine excellent writing with pitch-perfect performances from Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, and this movie proves that an animated flick can be just as great as live action. There are essentially no bonus features, which is frustrating, but it's still absolutely worth it to have this on blu-ray, which was a well overdue release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Best Batman Movie Finally Comes on Blu-Ray

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      SeanN
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      IMO, this is the best Batman movie (live action or animated) to be made. If you are a fan of the animated series, this is an extension into that universe. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill both return as Batman and Joker and are top notch in this movie. No film has truly captured both sides of the man known as Batman/Bruce Wayne as this film has. The only gripe I have is that the Blu Ray is bare bones. Disappointed that no special features are included and the video and audio quality are just slightly a step up from the DVD. Hopefully sales are great so they can release a definitive version down the road as this film deserves it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perhaps The Animated Batman's Finest Hour...

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      HollywoodLito
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      This film could perhaps be the Animated Batman's finest hour. Telling a heartbreaking tale about a mysterious villain with a tragic connection to Batman/Bruce Wayne, this film is truly an animated masterpiece. Of course, The Joker also makes an appearance, voiced by the incredible Mark Hammil. The ONLY reason this BluRay doesn't get a 5-star review is because I found the transfer to be a bit lacking. Other than that, if you're a fan of Batman- especially the Animated Series from the 90's -this is a DEFINITE "must own" item!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So Excited!

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      BadBlood
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      I can't even tell you how excited I am to finally have Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Blu Ray,. As Soon as it was announced, I pre-ordered my copy. This movie is as excellent as any live-action batman film- and honestly it's better than most. I jumped all over this purchase because I want to tell WB that there is a market for Batman Animated content on Blu Ray (especially the excellent stuff from the 90's).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best version of Batman.

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      tlangley
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      Mask of the Phatasm is the best Batman movie hands down. It understands it's characters, gives Bruce Wayne some more depth in his history and creation of Batman. The movie has some very dark themes and character exploration into why these people are who they are. Also features the great Mark Hamill doing his Joker. Anyone who is a Bat fan in any way, needs to own this movie!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best Batman movie never looked better

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      Morgoth136
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      Phantasm serves as the origin story for Batman the Animated Series and delivers one of the most exciting emotional Batman stories out there. The remastering was very well done and they even took the time to redo the CGI City sweeping intro which was very poorly dated by today's standards. This is a must-have for any Batman fan

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT BATMAN STORY LINE!!!

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      njccorp
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      FANS OF BATMAN SHOULD ENJOY THIS BLU RAY VERSION WHICH HAS A GREAT UPDATED VIDEO AND AUDIO QUALITY. THE COOL GOTHAM SETTING WITH MARK HAMELL'S JOKER AND fKEVIN CONROY'S BATMAN ALWAYS MAKE A GREAT EVIL VS GOOD PARING.DUO. ALONG WITH THE LARGER THAN LIFE BATMOBILE THE WATCHER OF THIS DVD IS IN FOR A SPECIAL TREAT.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addtion

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      BrianHubler
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      A great addition to Batman the Animated Series. I Remember the first time I saw it. My Mother rented it for me from a video store. That's right a video store. Just as antiquated as the format I saw it on VHS. I enjoy it now as much as back then. Just wish it had a slipcover.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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