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Space Jam
Widescreen / Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle & Charles Barkley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this new two-disc special edition (released previously in a full frame special edition) includes audio commentary by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and director Joe Pytka (as well as the theatrical trailer). Disc Two adds a 23-minute Jammin

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 27537
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Some mild cartoon language
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/28/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joe Pytka
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Space Jam" is a great live action and animated comedy that stars Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals caught in a jam. A gang of space creatures kidnap the Looney Tunes to save their failing theme park. Bugs suggests a winner-take-all basketball game, unaware that the aliens are secretly armed with the ability to

DVD Picture:
The DVD picture (available for the first time in an anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 edition) appears, at least in the live action shots, strangely subdued, especially in contrast to the super-colorful animated sequences. There is even a slightly pink cast throughout the live action scenes, affecting fleshtones, whites, and sometimes the sky. There is also an inherent softness in the picture that can be a bit of a distraction. The blurry exterior scenes smear textures like a row of trees down a residential street or a crowd of fans at a baseball game. However, when you are in the Looney Tunes

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