In another early announcement, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the Blu-ray release of the 2006 original animated movie, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, which features the voice talents of Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Lance Henriksen and Powers Boothe. Lex Luthor and Brainiac join forces in high definition on March 12, 2013. Technical specifications, special features and cover art have yet to be revealed.
Superman (Daly), about to finally divulge his identity and his feelings to Lois Lane (Delany), suddenly finds his mighty hands full when Brainiac (Henriksen), a powerful computer, bent on universal domination and Lex Luthor (Boothe) team up to defeat him. Armed with new weapons and a special strain of kryptonite infused in his body, Brainiac becomes the most powerful enemy The Man of Steal has ever faced. When Lois Lane is critically injured by a force beam that was intended for him, Superman must race into the mysterious Phantom Zone to find a cure. Brianiac, believing Superman to be dead, betrays Lex Luthor and begins his attack on the city of Metropolis and ultimately Earth. Will Superman survive the Phantom Zone in order to defeat his deadly foes, save Lois and Metropolis?
I'm afraid (as a lifetime Superman devotee) that I must echo the sentiments of everyone here. Mask Of The Phantasm is LONG overdue. Give us a new special edition with a retrospective featurette, feature commentary with Kevin Conroy & Mark Hamill, a bonus CD of Shirley Walker's incredible score and a glossy embossed slipcover. Book it, done.
Still doesn't instill much confidence. We may get it on blu, but there probably won't be anything new on it. Lest we forget what Disney and company did with the "15th Anniversary edition" of 'Grosse Pointe Blank' (nothing), their upcoming "20th Anniversary edition" of 'Dick Tracy' (nada) and many other "Anniversary Special Editions". Not saying WB is Disney, but it's becoming all too easy to simply slap a "special edition" label on a catalog release and release it as a barebones disc.
It's clearly being released as a tie-in to Man of Steel. While I agree that Mask of the Phantasm (as well as Subzero and Mystery of the Batwoman) are much better movies, they're really irrelevant to this release. 2013 is the year of Superman.