Space Jam: A New Legacy receives early digital release

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is still showing in cinemas, but Warner Bros have decided to give the film an early digital release. As in, tomorrow (August 23).

You'll only be able to rent the film digitally from tomorrow though. If you want to buy it for digital download, you'll have to wait until October 11, while the DVD and Blu-ray disc release is on October 25.

The film, a sequel/reboot to the 1990s classic, sees LeBron James join up with the Looney Tunes to take part in a basketball game to save the world from an evil artificial intelligence, played by Marvel Cinematic Universe star Don Cheadle.

Photo credit: YouTube - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: YouTube - Warner Bros.

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A lot of reviews, including Digital Spy's own review, stated that the film wasn't as good as its predecessor, lacking the imagination and humour, but it was still a decent time.

"This would be easier to swallow if there were gags involved with the succession of crossovers, but often the appearance of another franchise is meant to be enough. It's like when a comedy brings in high-profile cameos and forgets to give them a joke to deliver, beyond 'Oh, look, it's that guy I recognise'," our review reads.

"It's all the more frustrating because there are flashes of the madcap humour of the first movie, including a truly inspired and hilarious cameo. When the big game finally kicks off, there is plenty of Looney Tunes madness to enjoy – as long as you ignore the bizarre appearances of Pennywise, the Droogs, the Night King and more villains in the crowd."

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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The original film has also been re-released on 4K Blu-ray disc, with loads of special features and a new remaster.

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