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Many, many MANY years ago a much younger me rented Space Jam with her even younger brother. I remember thinking no way would I like it... It was about basketball. Oh how wrong I was! I fell in love with that movie and begged my parents to buy it for us so we could watch it over and over again. It is now over 20 years later and I still have that same VHS tape. My kids may just love the movie more than I do, because we watched it so many times it doesn't work so great anymore!
No need to worry though because yesterday Space Jam was rereleased in 4K Ultra HD. It was like seeing one of my favorite movies in an all new way! My VHS must have been a little worse off than I though, I couldn't believe how sharp the images are!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved classic, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the perennial family film Space Jam will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on July 6th.
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes linchpin Bugs Bunny star in the family comedy classic that introduced a whole new dimension of entertainment. The film also stars Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, and the voice of Danny DeVito. Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing appear as themselves.
Space Jam was produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Joe Pytka. Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
Space Jam will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features
. Fans can also own Space Jam in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on July 6th.
Space Jam received an Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Technical Achievement and a Grammy® Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (1997).
The world's greatest legends collide in a future universe with Jordan as a live-action hero entering a spectacular animated world. Captured by Bugs Bunny to foil a ghastly gang of space creatures, Jordan must play the basketball game of his life to save the beloved cartoon heroes from a hideous kidnapping scheme.
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK ELEMENTS
Space Jam Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following previously released special features:
+ Commentary from director Joe Pytka, Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and Daffy Duck (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
+Featurette: “Jammin” with Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan
+Music videos including Seal’s “Fly Like an Eagle” and Monstars’ anthem “Hit ‘Em High”
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On July 6th, Space Jam 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.