Space Jam [WS] [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1996]

The 1996 family film Space Jam comes to DVD in a two-disc widescreen special edition from Warner Home Video. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound in English, Spanish, and French. Subtitles are also available in English, Spanish, and French. Audio commentary is provided by Bugs Bunny (voice of Billy West), Daffy Duck (voice of Bradley Baker), and director Joe Pytka. Music videos include "Fly Like an Eagle" by Seal, "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly, and "Hit 'Em High" by the Monstars. Also contains theatrical trailer, music-only track, DVD-ROM material, video games, and web links. All the above features have already been released on the 2000 full-frame special edition. Specific to this new two-disc set is a Michael Jordan featurette entitled "Jammin' with Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan." It also contains an hour of bonus cartoons, including "Another Froggy Evening," "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers," "Night of the Living Duck," "The Duxorcist," and "Bugs vs. Daffy Battle the Music Video Stars." This release also has a promo of the feature film Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1324 out of 1333)

Special Features


  • An hour of new-to-DVD classic Looney Tunes: Another Froggy Evening, Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers, Night of the Living Duck, the Duxorcist and Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars
  • Commentary by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and director Joe Pytka
  • Jammin' With Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan documentary
  • Languages & subtitles: English, Français & Español
  • Looney Tunes game demo
  • Music videos: Fly Like an Eagle by Seal, Monstars Anthem
  • Production notes
  • Remastered widescreen picture and sound
  • Scene access
  • Theatrical trailer: Space Jam
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Space Jam
Warner Bros. attempted to revitalize its animation division with this family adventure that blended live action and animation in the style of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), reportedly coming in with a price tag of $100 million. Basketball legend Michael Jordan stars as himself, a retired sports hero trying his hand at baseball and failing miserably. Meanwhile, the Looney Tunes gang, led by Bugs Bunny, are kidnapped by aliens called the Nerdlucks. It seems that the Nerdlucks' theme park, Moron Mountain (a barely-veiled dig at Disney) is failing to attract customers. The space invaders are convinced that the appearance of Bugs and his pals Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzalez will beef up business. Bugs makes his captors a deal -- they'll play a game of basketball for their freedom. When the Nerdlucks stack the deck by pilfering the talent of NBA superstars Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, the Warner Bros. heroes enlist the aid of Jordan, who returns to the court to help the classic characters. While he prepares to play, Jordan is aided by fellow celebrity Bill Murray. Director Joe Pytka previously created many of the television commercials that featured Jordan as a paid endorser. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan - Himself
  • Charles Barkley
    Charles Barkley - Himself
  • Wayne Knight
    Wayne Knight - Stan Podolak
  • Patrick Ewing
    Patrick Ewing - Himself
  • Theresa Randle
    Theresa Randle - Juanita



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Edition Of Space Jam

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    Vissy
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    This movie is a staple of my childhood. Sure, it's not oscar worthy, but it's fun and it's loony like it's supposed to be, so just have fun with it! Even with its faults I still enjoy the movie and will show it to my kids. As for the steelbook edition itself, I'm happy except I was a little surprised to find the colors on the front don't pop quite like I thought they should. A minor note, just something I thought, especially a cartoon/animation film should have. I know it doesn't appear that way online and some parts of it are fine, but parts like Michael's skin don't look quite right. They seem like they should have some sparkle to it, in part from lightening the tone a bit and maybe even adding some kind of sparkly finish to the whole thing. It's probably just my opinion, but that's my thoughts.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    StevenCh
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    Five stars. I don't understand why you even had to ask. Michael Jordan is a delight in this family friendly film. I've heard people slam (pun INTENDED) this movie, criticizing Jordan's acting skills. HE HAD TO ACT IN A MOVIE WITH CARTOON CHARACTERS. You think Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird were actually there talking to him? No. He was PRETENDING the whole time. If that's not acting I don't know what is. I'm going to go out on a limb and say Space Jam is the single greatest movie of all time. And it's all because of Michael Jordan. You think Dennis Rodman could have pulled that off? No. He doesn't have the talent nor the sweet pleated khakis to deliver that type of performance.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious classic 90s film

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    Stark
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    I'm sure a lot of people can find reasons to complain about this movie (the acting, predictable plot, etc.), but those people are clearly just cynics. I mean, it's the LOONEY TUNES with MICHAEL JORDAN. What's not to love? Not only does it feature them, but Bill Murray and Larry Bird have guest appearances, and multiple NBA legends are also in the movie. Don't get me started on the soundtrack. All of the songs are amazing. I bet there's not a person in this country who doesn't know the words to "I Believe I Can Fly." Overall, this movie is hilarious and clever. It has good characters and makes everyone miss the 90s So if you decide you're in mood to be nostalgic and feel like laughing a bit, drop the cynicism and watch this movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Space Jam

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    shavedbird112
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    I loved this movie and as a father and teacher I wanted my students and son to share a little bit of my child hood. Plus, kids in elementary school all talk about Micheal Jordan, but other than a logo, they really don’t know who he is. I was also shocked to find out my 3rd graders didn’t know who the Looney Toons were. This film was a great way to introduce them to the greatest basketball player of all time and also an outstanding animated series.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic 90's Kid's Movie

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    KennedyFriedPatron
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    I remember seeing this film at the movie theater when it originally came out. Back in those days, my life revolved around Marvel comics and basketball trading cards. It's a silly plot and not the kind of film that an adult could get into, but if you saw this as a kid, you'll love the nostalgic value of it all. Jordan in his prime, Looney Tunes, Bill Murray, Newman from Seinfeld- what's not to love? I held off on buying the Blu-Ray once I heard that there was going to be a Steelbook release. This case makes for a great collector's item and is a great addition to any Blu-Ray collection.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Need more features!

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    EQuipepd
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    The lack of special features and the fact that the features are not in HD prompted me to rate this "Average" overall. The music videos are a great addition but the quality of them is HORRIBLE! Would've loved a "looking back" type featurette with some of the celebs/athletes involved in the film because I remember this movie being BIG when it came out. I also ended up with a defective blu-ray that wouldn't play and had to be exchanged for another.....first time that's ever happened to me with a dvd or blu-ray so that's factoring into my reveiw as well. Love the movie though. With today's NBA talents, now would be the PERFECT time for hollywood to capitalize on a sequel.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sport Movie

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    MARCUSVBALMEIDA
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    I love to collect Sport Movies so i went to Best Buy because i knew that i could find this classic there. Space Jam is really cool because put together animation (Looney Tunes) and real people in a movie. Michael Jordan is on the movie and other NBA stars (Barkley, Ewing) and also Movie Stars. It´s a story about willing to do the right thins in life and about love for the game, basketball! This BluRay disc has lots of Special Features also.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic movie

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    Beta
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    Space Jam is a timeless classic of cinema. Not only does it feature classic Looney Tunes characters like the MonStars and Lola Bunny but it also features the greatest basketball team ever: Wayne Knight and Bill Murray. They're some other basketball players too like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan but I've never heard of them before seeing Space Jam. The Bluray disc is great and I only wish a studio like Criterion would reissue it with a more better high def transfer and include some essays and more supplements. Worth the six bucks I paid and then some.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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