Space Jam DVD

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Although at first glance it looks like a movie dreamed up by a marketing committee (and in some respects it probably was), Space Jam actually defies the odds against it to become a dazzling display of family entertainment. There's a kind of demented genius to the idea of casting NBA superstar Michael Jordan in a live-action and animated movie co-starring the beloved characters from Warner Bros' Looney Tunes cartoons. They play off each other like seasoned veterans of vaudeville, and Jordan never falls into the kind of awkward, amateurish showmanship that you might... expect from a sports idol. He's comfortable in the cartoon land of his co-stars, who include Bugs Bunny and sexy newcomer Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester & Tweety, Speedy Gonzalez, the Tazmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, and Yosemite Sam. They've all been hijacked to an outer-space amusement park run by the Nerdlucks, who strike a Faustian bargain with the Warners' heroes: if Bugs and Co. can defeat the Nerdluck "Monstars" in a basketball game, they'll win back their freedom; if they lose, they'll be doomed to stay there forever as enslaved entertainers. So they kidnap Jordan as their coach and "secret weapon" while the nefarious Nerdlucks suck out the basketball skills from such stellar victims as Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing. It all leads to reckless abandon on the basketball court, and Bill Murray pops in for some hilarious support. Combining traditional animation and computer-generated Nerdlucks with its live-action cast, Space Jam was made in the anarchic spirit of the original cartoons, where anything goes as long as it's funny and off-the-wall (or the ceiling, or the door, or the floor...). Technically astounding, it's also witty enough to entertain adults and kids alike. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com [show more]

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Released
23 November 1998
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Warner Home Video 
Classification
Runtime
84 minutes 
Features
Animated, Dubbed, PAL 
Barcode
7321900164009 
  • Average Rating for Space Jam [1997] - 4 out of 5


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  • Space Jam [1997]
    Lisa Farmer

    I loved this film when it was first released and it doesn't grow old, great for kids and big kids...a film the whole family will enjoy!

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. His Airness and His Hareness: what a team! Michael Jordan slams, Bugs Bunny jams and a cavalcade of looney tunes stars hoop it up in Space Jam, the rim-rattlin animated/live-action roundball romp from Hollywood talents who refuse to let their imaginations be earthbound. The jokes fly and the fun never stops as the Tune Squad takes on the Nerdlucks in a hardcourt game to decide if the Looney Tunes remain here… or become attraction at a far-off galactic off-ramp called Moron Mountain. The Nerdlucks have a monstrous secret weapon on their side: they’ve stolen the skills of top NBA stars like Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing and become Monstars. But that’s not all folks. The Tune Squad also has a secret weapon. And he just happens to be the finest player in this or any other universe. He’s outta this world and so is the fun!

NBA star Michael Jordan teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of his pals in a basketball game that is more important than any that has ever come before - the fate of the Earth hangs on the result. The problem has arisen because an invading alien race, the Nerclucks, want to kidnap Bugs and the rest of the Looney Tunes and use them as a tourist attraction on Moron Mountain. Bill Murray also stars in this live action and animated mix.

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