Batman - Mask of the Phantasm [VHS]
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The movie is, of course, not for everyone. If all you want to see are fists hitting the bad guys in the gut, you'll be disappointed (or perhaps, your kids will be). There is romance, sorrow, and introspection, in addition to the violence of Batman's confrontation with villains. This is simply a far more thoughtful movie than one might expect, and though it is well-done in this regard, it may not be what you are expecting.
The voice cast was spectacular. The characters of Comissioner Gordan, Detective Bullock, Alfred; all are wonderfully cast (I would argue that this movie has the best Alfred of any Batman film EVER). And of course, the casting of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill (Batman and The Joker respectively) in a reprise of their roles on the show couldn't have happened any other way, simply because they embody these characters so well, and put far more heart into their performances than you get from many live-action parts (read: the last two live-action Batmans).
The story is both simple and complicated at the same time. Sure, some kids won't get all of it, but the thing is rated PG for a reason. A killer has shown up in Gotham, a murderer who is offing mob bosses with brutal efficiancy. The D.A. blames Batman, and starts a city-wide manhunt. On the Bruce Wayne side of things, an old flame has returned to Gotham (voiced by Dana Delany, the same dame who did Lois Lane in the Superman animated series; funny ol' world, in' it?), who is, in a roundabout way, the reason Batman was able to exist. Bruce is torn between his love, and the responsibilities of, and new dangers to, his secret identity.Read more ›
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Probably the best animated Batman movie to ever be released. It may have its flaws, but it perfectly captures a side of Bruce Wayne that goes over looked.Published 3 days ago by Donald McClure
music is great, animation just like the classic cartoon. Great cartoon, wish Mark was in itPublished 6 days ago by c0bi
Good take on the idea that Batman almost never happened because Bruce Wayne found love.Published 19 days ago by Justin Gallagher
Accidental bought this movie when I already had it. Oh well! Early xmas gift for next year! :) great condition/arrived on time!Published 1 month ago by Badwolfgirl224
Great characters, great story, spectacular art and voice acting.
More mature than pretty much every other pre-Nolan Batman film.
It has been probably 15+ years since I first saw this movie, and I totally holds up. B:TAS is "My Batman" and this movie is no exception. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AUdrummer
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WB is notorious for releasing DVDs with cheap cardboard casings. Just look at all of Kubrick's DVDs and any of the earlier WB releases. They are ALL cardboard!!! I agree it sucks, but would you really let that stop you from buying the DVD? After all, it's what's on the inside that counts, not... Read More
Jun 21, 2006 by Crusader | See all 6 posts
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We need a serious Special Collector's Edition of MASK OF THE PHANTASM. I'm talking featurettes, commentaries, and ESPECIALLY a new high-def transfer of the original negative. This WAS the best Batman movie ever until BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT (some even think it still is).
Apr 22, 2011 by Andrew Babino | See all 9 posts
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