Space Jam: A New Legacy COMES HOME FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Premium Digital Ownership debut early on Sept 3 4K, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on Oct 5
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Bluray Combo reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Here is the official synopsis:
Burbank, CA, August 16 – Witness the epic adventure of NBA champion and global icon LeBron James alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny when “Space Jam: A New Legacy” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on Sept 3. The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and stars LeBron James and Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on Oct 5.
The film was produced by Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, with Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman executive producing. The film also stars Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) and Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”).
When we hear a sequel to a classic movie over 20 years later is coming, we honestly get concerned. It’s hard to follow-up a good movie, let alone a great movie. Few have done it and we hoped this would be one of those films.
Mixing live action with animation, not only requires a lot to fall into place, it must be perfect. The good news is that we should never count out the Looney Tunes and this follow-up is just as much fun as the original. Special shoutout to Gabriel Iglesias for his vocal talents as Speedy Gonzales. Gabriel is not only one of the best comics in the world today, his vocal ability is second to none and bringing Speedy to life is a lot of fun to watch.
Lebron James acting abilities shows there is life outside of basketball. This is a solid story that is well written and acted. This is great for kids and those young at heart. While we won’t get into the reasons for Pepe LePew absence in the film, it was a missed opportunity especially for fans of all the Looney Tunes characters.
We really enjoyed the special features. Once again, we really wish WB would should some of these voice actors behind the mic as they bring these iconic characters to life. We hope you enjoy Space Jam as much as we did.
- On Sept 3, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $24.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.
- On Oct 5, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.
Additionally, Warner Bros. will continue its partnership with Nifty’s, the social NFT platform, to introduce a second collection of limited-edition NFTs inspired by the film.
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This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
- First Quarter: Game On
- Second Quarter: Teamwork
- Third Quarter: Out of This World
- Fourth Quarter: The Looniest
- Deleted Scenes
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” DVD contains the following special features:
- Deleted Scenes
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4K UHD Combo Pack $49.98
Digital Ownership: Sept 3, 2021
PVOD: Sept 3, 2021
4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: Oct 5, 2021
DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
BD Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
4K Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, German, German-ADS, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Romanian, Hungarian, Hindi
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Parisian French, German, German SDH, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Romanian, Greek, Hungarian, Hindi
Running Time: 115 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for some cartoon violence and some language
Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL
4K: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL
About “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and produced by Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, with Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman executive producing
The ensemble stars NBA champion and global icon LeBron James alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) and Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee Film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
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