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Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 4K UHD vs Blu-ray

How many releases will it take to get T2: Judgment Day right?

James Cameron's Terminator 2 Judgement Day is one of the best movies of the '90s, so why is it so damn hard to get a quality home video release? Ever since the days of DVD, T2 has enjoyed one controversial release after another. Every DVD, Blu-ray, and even the recent 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release has either been too red, too pale, too much grain, not enough grain, too much edge enhancement, or even entirely too teal/green. 

For this latest comparison video, we'll be comparing the 2006 Blu-ray, the 2009 Skynet Edition Blu-ray, the 2015 remastered Blu-ray, and the very controversial 2017 4K UHD Blu-ray that used the 3-D master. For best results, watch this video on a full 4K 2160p screen. 

Do you have a preferred release - or are you waiting for someone to release this movie again and hope for the best? 

Read Our 2006 Blu-ray Release Review
Read Our 2009 Skynet Edition Release Review

Read Our 2015 Remaster Review
Read Our 2017 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - June 20-26, 2021

This week is the official first week of Summer in the Northern hemisphere. The Summer movie season has kicked off slow thus far, but there are some great films coming. Even before Covid I tended to wait til the disc came out, but I have my reasons. Which films do you look forward to, and do you visit the theater and/or wait for the disc release?

Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 5 of our weekly release guide.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

Slowest week in a long time for 4K disc releases. Just a single title, not a bad title, perhaps you've heard of Nobody? If you're a fan of John Wick, you'll probably be a fan of this one. I look forward to picking it up at Walmart on Tuesday. I would expect to see a double-dip later for what I call a pretty f'ugly SteelBook that is currently being offered in the UK.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Nobody gets a Blu-ray release this week too. Also from Universal this week, The Umbrella Academy: Season One.

Paramount releases 2021 action/thriller Night of the Sicario.

 

From Warner Bros, Batman: The Long Halloween - Part One gets a standard release and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. Part Two is coming soon and there is a rumor that both releases will be available as a single 4K release later in the year. Humphrey Bogart's Chain Lightning comes to us from Warner Archive. More stardom from Warner Archive this week, Elvis Presley stars in It Happened At The World's Fair.

LionsGate's weekly appearance brings us a film titled Siberia.

Sony brings us a 2021 film titled The Unholy. Should this one have gotten a 4K release or not? Sony has missed a few in the past that should have.

 

Slow week for Anime. Look for No Guns Life: Season 2 and Smile Down the Runway - The Complete Season.

Botique label MVD Visual's releases this week include Adam Resurrected, Camino and Feed the Gods.

Criterion Collectors look for The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs and Visions of Eight.

When a title gets delayed eleventeen times and we have mentioned it in the past, I generally do not mention it again, but this one is a release worth mentioning, it *might* actually release this week, The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection. This one has nine discs and is packed with tons of extras!

 

Another box set to consider, Years of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers from Arrow Video.

Human Nature gets the 'Shout Select' treatment and releases this week. Independent film Hunter Hunter also releases via Shout Factory.

 

Friday releases are the usual 'arts' releases.

Notable announcements from last week:

The Warner Archive Collection has revealed their July title slate, which all appear to be some considerably older titles, including a couple film-noirs. The titles are The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series, I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes, Objective, Burma!, Pennyworth: The Complete Second Season, Step By Step and Take Me Out to the Ball Game.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced Columbia Classics Vol. 2 4K collection. Just like Vol. 1, it's quite an assortment of titles and surely to make me open my wallet.

LionsGate has confirmed the release date for the Jigsaw movie Spiral (2021) as July 20th, coming both as 4K and Blu-ray releases.

Criterion Collection has got their next batch of titles announced, they are slated for release throughout September. Still no 4K announcement in there yet. Titles include The Damned, Love & Basketball, Mona Lisa and Throw Down.

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Building your Collection? Amazon 3 For The Price Of 2 Sale - 4K - Blu-ray - Criterion and More!

Cheap Easy Way To Build Your Blu-ray and 4K Collection!

Gotta love it when Amazon is getting you all geared up for Prime Day and they go and drop another one of their famous 3 for 2 sales! Like a lot of Amazon’s sales and deals, they’re not always easy to find - BUT - follow the link HERE and you can see what’s available. This sale covers a bunch of areas including books, video games, and other accouterments but there are a lot of great Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles to pick through!

How Does It Work? 

As with most Amazon sales, you simply add what you want into your cart and the discount is automatically applied to your shopping cart. However, the trick to remember is the cheapest item is often the discounted one, and these “3 For The Price of 2” sales can be a bit tricky. Loading the cart with everything all at once can be tempting, but I’ve had the discount not tabulate correctly - or rather not the way I’d hoped. It’s tempting to add that huge Game of Thrones 4K UHD Blu-ray set and a bunch of small items, but you may not get the best possible savings. I’ve found the best practice is grouping three titles you want of a similar price range to ensure the best deal.

If You Want A Lot - Make Multiple Orders

To the point I just made above - if there are a lot of little items you want, group those into smaller orders. It may seem silly to have a dozen orders of three items, but that may be the only way for you to get the best deal. It also doesn’t affect shipping. If you’re a Prime member you’re still getting awesome shipping discounts and many of your items may be grouped into the same box anyway. You shouldn’t have to worry about piles of little brown boxes and padded envelopes piling up on your porch. But even if you get a ton of packages, it’s like Christmas! Have fun and enjoy ripping those suckers open! 

What Good Stuff Is On The Sale?

The short and easy answer is - A LOT! Limiting the parameters to just Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and 3D Blu-ray, there are dozens of pages of great titles that qualify for this deal. So you’ve got some scrolling to do. To help you out, we’re going to highlight a few of our favorites we recommend:


4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Suspiria - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

  

Back To The Future Ultimate Trilogy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Knives Out - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Game of Thrones Complete Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

The Dark Crystal - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

   

Beetlejuice 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 


Blu-ray

Explorers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray  

 

War of the Worlds (1953) Criterion Collection Blu-ray  

 

The Office: The Complete Series Blu-ray  

 

Re-Animator Special Edition Blu-ray  

 

The Fly Collection Blu-ray  

 

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Complete Collection Blu-ray  

  

Anyway - that's just a small few of some great releases that stood out to me when I was zipping through the long list of titles. Amazon of course doesn't say how long this sale goes for but I imagine they'll rotate it out ahead of Prime Day on June 21, 2021. Happy hunting! Again, here is the sale link

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - June 13-19, 2021

What to say, what to do. It's kind of one of those in between weeks that a lot is business as usual. Begin Volume 2 Episode 4 of our weekly release guide.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

First let's talk imports, which means a Monday street date. Paul Verhoeven’s classic 1992 erotic thriller BASIC INSTINCT. Available as a standard release and as a Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook. It is a StudioCanal project so who knows if a U.S. distributor might not pick it up. I'd bet on Shout Select if it were to happen.

Now for North America releases, which have a regular Tuesday release date...

Getting the double-dips first, Gattaca comes out now in a standard package instead of a SteelBook. Also from Sony, Last Action Hero, the same way, a standard release instead of the SteelBook. And just the opposite from LionsGate, Sicario as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook, previously released in a standard edition.

For fresh content, Clint Eastwood's action/thriller In the Line of Fire.

 

Delayed from last week, LionsGate releases Voyagers. This title breaks the norm in that it does NOT have Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision. Probably a good reason for that.

Last but not least, Godzilla vs. Kong, just like the previous two Godzilla movies, available as a standard edition and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. These new movies remind me of the reinvention of Batman under Christopher Nolan. Edgy, gritty and good. And the effects budget certainly helps!

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

For Blu-ray releases this week looks to be average.

First, Godzilla vs. Kong, available as a standard release blu-ray, a 3D blu-ray combo, and as a trilogy of the new franchise.

Shout Factory's various labels this week will release The Awakening, Kindred and Sphinx.

Michelle Pfeiffer's latest film, French Exit comes this week from Sony.

 

Spine Number 18 from Paramount Presents is available this week, titled Last Train from Gun Hill.

 

LionsGate also releases Voyagers on Blu-ray. Other entries from this week also include SAS: Red Notice and Rock Dog 2.

Mill Creek releases Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle and Ultraman Zero Chronicles this week.

Anime has a very slow week. Highlights are One Piece - Collection 26, Queen's Blade Rebel Warriors Collection and To Love Ru Darkness: Season 3: Complete Collection.

 

From Universal, the hit TV series Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series.

Criterion Collection's release of the week is Streetwise / Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell.

Friday releases are the norm, music/arts releases.

Notable announcements from last week:

Paramount has been busy this past week. The Paramount Presents label has three titles slated for August, Bugsy Malone, Nashville and A Place in the Sun. Bugsy Malone is set to release 8/31 while the other two are for 8/10. They've sent info to retailers that their next batch of Miramax reissues will be coming in July. There looks to be about 25 (and growing) of them, and just like last time, some of these titles went out of print so get ready to buy them again for a more reasonable price. All of them are likely the exact same discs as before so don't expect audio upgrades on the lossy audio ones.

Criterion will be announcing its next batch of titles soon, for now they just added Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films for release on September 28. They usually announce one title, then a week later the next batch.

Discotek has got the next batch in the works as well, all due on August 31st. Titles include Future Robot Daltanious, Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - Season 2, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple - The Complete First Season, Lupin the 3rd Part III: The Pink Jacket Adventures and Mitchiri Neko.

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - Week of June 8, 2021

With Summer being just around the corner, which films do you look forward to seeing in the theater, or do you feel like waiting to enjoy it at home?

Begin Volume 2 Episode 3 of the Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

A few choices to ponder this week in the 4K disc category.

Quickly getting the double-feature bundle packs out of the way, Paramount has repackaged 10 Cloverfield Lane / Cloverfield, Bumblebee / Transformers, Jack Reacher / Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

LionsGate's Voyagers got pushed back a week, no doubt out of respect (or fear) of lost sales when pitted against this week's must have purchase, Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection, available as a standard edition release and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook edition.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Mill Creek's bulk of June releases come out this week, the titles are Alpha Dog, The Adjustment Bureau / The Good Shepherd (Matt Damon Double Feature), Contraband / Fear (Mark Wahlberg Double Feature), Finding Forrester, Miami Vice / The Kingdom (Jamie Foxx Double Feature) and Safe HouseToy Soldiers / December has been pushed back to the end of the month.

Paramount brings us a 2021 action thriller Assault on VA-33 and recent action comedy The Lovebirds. The Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection also gets a new Blu-ray package as well. Reissues, but as SteelBooks this round include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful.

 

LionsGate's appearance this week gives us City of Lies, a crime drama from a couple of years ago and Flashback, a recent drama thriller.

 

Anime highlights include Fruits Basket: Season 1, Nana Seven of Seven - Complete Collection, number24 - The Complete Series, Wave, Listen to Me! - The Complete Season and World Trigger - Complete Collection.

Criterion Collectors look for The Human Condition.

Arrow Video's release of The Stylist is still on track for a release on Tuesday.

 

Friday release are all arts/music related,

Notable announcements from last week:

Amazon has listed preorders for a lot of TV series, some of them pretty high quality. Listed are Batwoman: The Complete Second Season, The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season, The Nevers, Season 1 Part 1 and Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season.

Shout Factory has a slew of titles announced for August, they are Fast Vengeance, Havoc, The Oh, God! Collection, The Rebels of PT-218, A Return to Salem's Lot and Take Back. Thjey also broke up the LAIKA Studios collection into four individual releases. Those titles are The Boxtrolls, Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings and ParaNorman. These editions are loaded with extra features.

LionsGate adds titles every week, this week the next Vestron Collector's title announced is The Wraith, with a street date of July 20th. Those titles usually go in pairs so I wonder what/if the other one will be. Also from LionsGate with July 20th in mind, Die in a Gunfight, Initiation and The Walking Dead: The Complete Tenth Season.

The upcoming Arrow Video release of Dune can now be ordered on Amazon in all editions except the Deluxe Limited SteelBook. Reference the release calendar to August 31st.

Amazon and Best Buy have listed preorders for Mortal Kombat (2021) in 4K combo, Best Buy 4K SteelBook and Blu-ray combo packs.

Speaking of Best Buy, a recent trip to my closest one caused a fit of rage -- they ripped out more than 80% of their movies to make room for phone cases. Really?!??! Do you not want me to enter your store any more?

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - Week of June 1, 2021

Memorial Day week, many of us have a long weekend and many people will be running the grill and entertaining family. Of course the holday itself was never intended to be such a day, it started out as a military remembrance day, so let's take a moment to do just that.

Begin Volume 2 Episode 2 of our weekly release guide.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

After last week, we needed a slower week for releases in general, not just 4K. This week we get a single new title and two double-dip skus.

Double dips first, Backdraft gets a snazzy looking SteelBook, apparently not even available at Best Buy this go round. Universal had previous SteelBook 4K releases that were not Best Buy Exclusives but seemingly only available at Best Buy.

The next double dip is Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider 2 as a double feature.

The new release of the week is a comedy that's still funny today, Smokey and the Bandit. What a great cast, what they made together was memorable!

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

In the Blu-ray release category, this week is slightly below average. Here are the highlights.

Highlights in the Anime category include APPARE-RANMAN! The Complete Series, Black Clover: Season 3 Part 4 and Shachibato! President It's Time for Battle! - The Complete Season.

From Universal Studios, 2021 drama Boogie.

 

Our weekly dose of LionsGate includes catalog title But I'm a Cheerleader, The Courier (no, not that one) and Endangered Species.

Paramount has finally decided to release the Showtime TV series Billions: Season Two. Additionally, TV mini-series Your Honor also arrives on an MOD format.

Spine number 17 of the Paramount Presents catalog is available this week, the title is Mommie Dearest, starring Faye Dunaway.

 

The next classic Doctor Who season is available from BBC and Warner Bros, this one of Jon Pertwee: Season Two. From Warner Archive, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season.

 

After several delays,  Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection appears to be on track for release from Arrow Video.

Honorable mention -- The Classic Flix restoration of The Little Rascals: Volume One comes out this week.

Notable announcements from last week:

Kino Lorber has confirmed that they will be doing a 4K disc release of Van Damme's Hard Target. At this time it looks like it will have Dolby Vision HDR. I would suspect the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track to be reused, which isn't a bad thing.

FUNimation has announced its August slate of titles. Nothing jumps right out at me, but there are a few that might vy attention. We have also added the Sentai Filmworks titles for August as well.

Arrow Video has announced its August slate of titles. I would say the biggest announcement is the 4K release of David Lynch's 1984 flick many of you may have heard of, Dune. To be released on August 31, Arrow is outdoing themselves on this one. Offered as a "fat pack" Limited Edition, a SteelBook Limited Edition and a "fat pack" SteelBook Deluxe Limited Edition. I know if former blog writer Josh is reading this, he's probably saying "son of a [email protected]$&@%" as he has to buy three more skus of the film. If you also count the 2 disc Blu-ray edition, that's four skus. Other U.S. and Canada releases for August include Blind Beast, The Brotherhood of Satan and The Sergio Martino Collection.

According to other sources, Paramount Pictures also looks to be releasing A Quiet Place Part II on July 27th in both a 4K disc edition and on Blu-ray, and of course digital. Expect an official press release soon.

Wrath of Man will be released on July 13th on Blu-ray. No 4K announced, and as is Warner Bros I doubt one will come later, except maybe as an import.

Lastly, what I feel might be bad for physical media, Amazon.com has purchased MGM. Surely it is to bolster their streaming platform and potentially get legal rights to do spinoffs. I almost feel as though this is a parallel to Disney buying Fox and making their new business model primarly streaming. Would Kino have been able to license Spaceballs for 4K in this new environment? Is everything unreleased now up to independents negotiating release rights? Does this full circle their releases back to Warner Bros, who have already released Amazon titles on disc?

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - Week of May 25, 2021

The last Tuesday of May is upon us and this week is probably the busiest week of the month. Welcome to Volume 2, Episode 1 of our weekly look at the highlights of the week for new disc releases, as well as a look at major announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

First, let's get the 4K reissues out of the way. Universal releases a couple of additional SKUs from the Alfred Hitchcock Collection. The Birds, available as a standard release and as a SteelBook package. A release of Psycho (1960) as a standard release and as a SteelBook package. Again with so many Universal SteelBook releases, the SteelBook is not a Best Buy exclusive but seems to be available only at Best Buy. Maybe it is an exclusive release window.

Paramount's offerings for the week start with My Fair Lady, a great title I don't think needs much of an explanation. And second, J.J. Abrams' Super 8, available as a standard release and as a SteelBook.

 

LionsGate's 4K offering is 2021's Chaos Walking, available as a standard release and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. The technical specs for this one indicate it should be a reference quality presentation.

 

Specialty label releases include Arrow Video's Django, which also includes a blu-ray disc of Texas, Adios, Blue Underground's release of The Final Countdown (1980) and Screen Media's 4K release of The Outpost (2020).

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

In the Anime/Animation category, Ahiru no Sora Collection Two, as a standard release and a Premium Edition, BAKI - Complete Collection, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 9, Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - Season 1, Made in Abyss - Theatrical Collection (SteelBook), Medabots - Complete 3rd Season and Plunderer - Part 1, standard edition and limited edition.

 

LionsGate's entries for Blu-ray are American Figher and Chaos Walking.

Paramount has a couple of catalog titles this week, they are Days of Heaven, Don't Look Now (available in 4K overseas), Get Rich or Die Tryin', La Dolce Vita, The Last Castle, The Legend of Bagger VanceA Night at the Roxbury, Rosemary's Baby, The Saint, Tupac: Resurrection and The Tuxedo.

For recent film, 2021's Happily also releases this week.

 

Warner Bros. brings us Supernatural - The Complete Fifteenth and Final Season and Supernatural - The Complete Series. I would love to have the Complete Series set, it has a little bit of swag and is a decent value, considering it is 15 seasons worth of TV.

Criterion Collection releases Nightmare Alley.

WWE fans probably already know Wrestlemania 37 comes out this week, but just in case, hey, Wrestlemania 37 comes out this week.

Friday releases are a bit different this week, in addition to the usual music/arts releases,

 

Notable announcements from last week:

Christmas is coming, that's a pretty sure thing. Criterion Collection releasing a 4K disc, probably not a safe bet. But, their August slate of Blu-ray/DVD releases have been announced, they are After Life, Ashes and Diamonds, Beasts Of No Nation and Original Cast Album: "Company".

The film Almost Famous has a confirmed street date of July 13th, but what becomes a bit annoying is that there are two SKUs available that compete with each other. The 4K disc release is in a SteelBook case while the regular Blu-ray release is part of the 'Paramount Presents' line. Come on Paramount, Days of Thunder all over again. If Paramount Presents is supposed to be the best you have to offer, are you saying the Blu-ray presentation is better than the 4K?

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



RoboCop Blu-ray Comparison

The "fun" part of collecting your favorite movies on disc is dissecting the A/V Presentation. Since LaserDisc, high-end video formats have been promoted for offering your favorite films with the best image and sound quality possible. Well - as we know with past experience that's just not the case. Blu-ray offered some impressive titles early on, but there were quite a few that dropped the ball leaving fans wondering why they even bothered to upgrade from DVD - let alone the thousands of dollars spent on new A/V equipment. One of the most controversial home video releases has been Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi masterpiece RoboCop

This one saw half a dozen questionable releases on DVD alone before it arrived on Blu-ray in 2007 from Fox/MGM with a resounding and very expensive "Thud." Prior to that there supposed to be another Blu-ray release from Sony but it was so bad it was pulled from the market before it could get wide distribution - even though a few discs slipped out. Then in 2014 we finally got the 4K sourced remaster we've long been hoping for approved by Verhoeven himself. Then in 2019, Arrow gave the film the genuine Limited Edition treatment with an ever so slightly brightened transfer sourced from the same 2014 remaster. 

For this Blu-ray Comparison Video, we're going to showcase the MGM/Fox 2007 disc, the MGM/Fox 2014 disc, and the 2019 Arrow Video release. 

As you can see there's a pretty big difference from the MGM/Fox 2007 disc and the MGM/Fox 2014 disc and less so with the 2019 Arrow Video release. The Arrow presentation is slightly brighter, maybe a little bluer in a couple of scenes, but that's it. The Arrow Video release has the advantage of offering both cuts of the film along with hours of excellent bonus features. If you can find the Limited Edition or the SteelBook - that's your best way to go. 

Space Jam 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Dunking on July 6 2021

Excited for the new Space Jam movie? Well, it's about time to revisit the classic original. Michael Jordan and Buggs Bunny team up for the ultimate intergalactic pickup game - Space Jam to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. 

 

This one isn't up for pre-order yet - as soon as it is we'll update our listing. 

Here's the full press release from WBHE


SPACE JAM

COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE MUCH-LOVED FILM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

Own it July 6th on 4K Ultra HD and Digital

 

Burbank, Calif., May 11, 2021 – 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).

 

 

SYNOPSIS

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 6thSpace 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.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL 

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

 

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                            ERP

                                    Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                                    $24.99*

Standard Street Date: 7/6/2021

EST Street Date: 7/6/2021

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, Parisian French, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish

Run Time: 87 min (Feature Only)

Rated: PG

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - Week of May 18, 2021

Welcome to Episode 52 of our Blu-ray/4K Release Guide. This week marks the 1 Year Anniversary of our weekly guide, bringing you the highlights of what's coming out to home video, and as an added bonus, any major announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

We are really getting into the nitty gritty of the month of May. This month has a lot of great titles that are sure to bust your bank account.

First, let's get to the release that will get the most attention this week, I am referring to Raya and the Last Dragon. This title was stewing on a soft-release date of May 18th, but not a single retailer had an order link available until May 10th. Maybe someone can tell me their strategy, something other than self-sabotaging physical media. For 4K this release has your standard slew of releases, do you buy one, both, or all three because you love Disney releases? The standard 4K release, the Target Exclusive 4K release and the Best Buy 4K Exclusive SteelBook release all beckon you.

 

Delayed from last month, Severin Films releases their 4K disc of Santa Sangre.

Sony Pictures releases the SteelBook of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Last Action Hero. The standard (non-SteelBook) is due in June. I still have my laserdisc somewhere, this is one of those films you either love or hate. It too seems to be unavailable to order, maybe it will get delayed (?)

 

Universal Pictures has two titles to pick from this week. The oddity though is that the SteelBooks are not available on Amazon, but yet they are not Best Buy Exclusives, but seem only available from there.

First, National Lampoon's Animal House. Standard Release Here and SteelBook Release Here.

And second, look for The Sting (1973), Standard Release Here and SteelBook Release Here.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Slightly above average week for Blu-rays. Here are some of the highlights...

Lets start with dragons first. Raya and the Last Dragon gets a Blu-ray combo this week if you choose. And from Universal, the Dragonheart: 5 Movie Collection. This compilation was previously only available on DVD.

LionsGate's obligatory releases this week include Above Suspicion and Minari.

Bruce Willis in a mecha suit? That's what it looks like in Cosmic Sin from Paramount Pictures. Academy nominee The Father starring Anthony Hopkins debuts this week.  Also from Paramount/CBS TV, Charmed: The Complete Third Season (2000). Let me remind them that they left us hanging with MacGyver Season One and never gave us a hint at more seasons. From CBS this week also, Star Trek: Lower Decks Season One, available as a standard release and as a SteelBook release.

 

Anime/Animated titles to consider this week include Cannon Busters - The Complete Series, available as a standard release and as a Limited Edition release. InuYasha: Set 5, Sakura Wars the Animation and The Prince's Voyage close out Anime. From Warner Bros, Tom & Jerry - The Movie.

 

Drunken Master II comes this week from Warner Archive Collection.

Criterion Collectors look for the foreign film Flowers of Shanghai.

Friday releases are all Opera or Classical Music titles:

Notable announcements from last week:

Visual Entertainment has just announced that Baywatch - The Complete TV Series will be available for purchase on May 28th. The show has been remastered and will be presented in a 1.77:1 widescreen format.

On the 4K front from Universal, Howard the Duck and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World were announced and have a confirmed date of July 6th. From Warner Bros. Space Jam also has a street date of July 6th. A 3D release of Godzilla vs. Kong has been added to the mix and the order link for the Best Buy Exclusive 4K SteelBook has gone live.

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Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



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