Batman: The Animated Series - Mask of the Phantasm: TV Cut

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1993
Original Running Time:
76
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
75
Time Cut:
9
Time Added:
8
Brief Synopsis:
Gotham's crime bosses are in fear. A mysterious dark crusader is bent on wiping out the city's heads of crime, for good. All evidence points towards the Batman. Has the cape crusader crossed the line and become the very thing he has sworn to protect Gotham from, or has a darker presence emerged in the night?
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.

Featuring:
- 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
Intention:
To present Mask of the Phantasm as a 3 part pilot for Batman The Animated Series.
Other Sources:
- Batman The Animated Series Vol 1 & 2 (opening/closing credits and Alfred's "previously on Batman")
- 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)
Special Thanks:
- Zarius for previewing the edit and supplying feedback
- theryaney for awesome cover art
- TM2YC for Cover art feedback
- SpectacularSMan & Conrad MacIntyre for encouragement and support
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
This edit utilized the following programs:
- Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13
- Vegas Pro 14 Edit
- Gimp
- DVD Architect 7.0
Cuts and Additions:
-Added Fanedit Disclaimer to each episode
-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
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1993
Original Running Time:
76
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
75
Time Cut:
9
Time Added:
8
Brief Synopsis:
Gotham's crime bosses are in fear. A mysterious dark crusader is bent on wiping out the city's heads of crime, for good. All evidence points towards the Batman. Has the cape crusader crossed the line and become the very thing he has sworn to protect Gotham from, or has a darker presence emerged in the night?
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.

Featuring:
- 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
Intention:
To present Mask of the Phantasm as a 3 part pilot for Batman The Animated Series.
Other Sources:
- Batman The Animated Series Vol 1 & 2 (opening/closing credits and Alfred's "previously on Batman")
- 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)
Special Thanks:
- Zarius for previewing the edit and supplying feedback
- theryaney for awesome cover art
- TM2YC for Cover art feedback
- SpectacularSMan & Conrad MacIntyre for encouragement and support
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
This edit utilized the following programs:
- Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13
- Vegas Pro 14 Edit
- Gimp
- DVD Architect 7.0
Cuts and Additions:
-Added Fanedit Disclaimer to each episode
-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
Cover art by theryaney (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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This is such a great way to view this movie as a 3-part series. Thanks DigModiFicaTion.
I really enjoyed all the small details too, such as the disclaimer being placed on top of a BTAS scene and with correct font. The "previously on Batman" speech and synopsis before parts 2 & 3 was perfect. I also liked the 'fanedit by' credit.
All the audio/visual cuts look great to me and worked well. Delaying the Phantasms identity works well. As does the removal of the Joker & Phantasm walk-off at the end.
It's a good animated movie anyway and didn't need many changes, but those made by DigModiFicaTion make it even better.
Recommended.
Makes me want to go and watch my BTAS 1-3 DVDs - which are a great nostalgic moment given I watched them one episode a week on a Saturday morning as a kid in 93-95.

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An excellent movie-to-TV edit, and dare I say a narrative improvement to the movie: holding back the reveal of the Phantasm's identity till the third part and making the ending ambiguous and dark was genius.

The only nitpick that I had was that while the first episode stuck with the standard 22 minute BTAS format, the subsequent episodes were 24 minutes and 30 minutes respectively, which does hurt the illusion of this being a three-part episode rather than a movie (though I do understand why you chose endings to each "episode", the endings were perfect cliffhangers.)

Highly recommended for Batman fans and those nostalgic for classic 90's animation.

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DigMod masterfully splits one of my favorite animated movies into three episodes of my favorite animated series. What's not to like?

The transition from part I to part II was done perfectly and seamlessly, and while the transition from part II to III was still great, it didn't work as well as the first one. It's still absolutely well done and wouldn't be noticeable if I didn't know mind you, it was just done less perfectly than the first one (due to the source material) so kudos for that!

It has been a couple of years since I watched my DVD however, so I couldn't even tell if anything was cut or trimmed, I just know that the pacing was impecable all throughout all three episodes in an incredibly cohesive and well told story. I did notice that the reveal of who the Phantasm is was kept from the audience until further into part III, which was appreciated.

Congratulations DigMod, I'll keep this with the rest of my DVD rips of The Animated Series, and it's definitely going be my new way of introducing people to this marvelous series. :D

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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.

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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.
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