Batman: The Animated Series - Mask of the Phantasm: TV CutFeatured
Watch the mystery unfold in DigModiFicaTion's TV cut of Mask of the Phantasm. See the origin of the Batman in episodic form, presented as a pilot series of the Emmy winning Batman: The Animated Series.
- Batman: The Animated Series Opening and Closing Credits
- Custom Mask of the Phantasm Title Cards
- Previously on Batman openings
-Removal of visually suggestive themes to align with 90's TV
- Justin Erickson's Mask of the Phantasm poster (http://www.justin-erickson.com)
- Greg Capullo's cover art for Batman #51 (https://www.capulloart.com)
- theryaney for awesome cover art
- TM2YC for Cover art feedback
- SpectacularSMan & Conrad MacIntyre for encouragement and support
- Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13
- Vegas Pro 14 Edit
- DVD Architect 7.0
-Added BTAS opening and closing credits
- Custom title cards
- Added "previously on Batman" intros
- Removed scene of Andrea standing at the World fair in the Phantasm suit, replaced scene with a still shot that paints her out as to keep the Joker's laugh as a fade out into the next scene. This allows the viewer to learn the true identity of the Phantasm along with the Joker.
- Removed scene where Andrea and the Joker disappear into smoke when the bombs the Joker planted explode. Now it cuts to Batman who yells Andrea's name and then he falls into the sewer.
- Cut the cruise boat scene where we see Andrea alive. Still shot of Bruce looking down is used to fade into the final scene of the Bat signal and ending shot
Delaying the Phantasm's identity reveal and changing the tone of the ending are definite improvements. I'm not sure about splitting it into episodes as I am used to watching it as a "movie", but the spots to start and end each episdode were chosen very well... not abrupt or jarring.
I absolutely love "Batman: The Animated Series" and I rank "Mask of the Phantasm" as the second-best animated feature (behind only "Return of the Joker"). This was a simple fanedit, as it didn't require a complete overhaul of the film or a ton of micro-editing to remove single lines, but it was quite effective. I watched it over three nights to really give it the proper episodic feel the editor was going for. I had a blast watching it and loved how DigMod made it truly seem like a 3-part pilot episode of the show. The only niggle I have about it is that I think Dig should have kept each episode to 22 minutes. It would have been easy to trim episodes 2 & 3 down a bit to fit the runtime. Then it would have been even more glorious. Highly recommended for Batman fans.
Ever wonder what Mask of the Phantasm would look like cut down for syndication? Worry no more and add this to your collection alongside all your other episodes of Batman: The Animated Series. Digimodifcation has added custom title cards and held back far too soon revelations and scales back on the overly sentimental ending to create a better and ever so slightly edgier viewing experience for the audiences. A quality edit that will reawaken childhood memories