Can you believe it has been 35 years since Daniel performed the Crane Kick on Johnny and won the All-Valley Karate Championships? Hailed as one of the best sports movies of all time, John G. Avildsen’s timeless classic, The Karate Kid, will make its 4K Blu-ray debut on April 16th, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The man who gave us the Academy Award-winning Rocky brings another crowdpleaser, this time starring Ralph Macchio as Daniel, a New Jersey teen transplanted to the San Fernando Valley. Having difficulty fitting in at high school, Daniel gets educated in the ways of self-defense with the help of Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), an apartment handyman who teaches him martial arts (and how to properly wash a car, paint a fence, and sand a deck). Daniel will need those handyman skills when he faces Johnny (William Zabka), leader of the Cobra Kais.
Special Features are set to include:
BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE NEWLY CREATED DOLBY ATMOS TRACK, plus original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes ALL-NEW: “Remembering The Karate Kid” – featuring new interviews with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove (on the 4K Blu-ray disc)
“Blu-Pop™” Pop-Up Track – Activate the Blu-Pop feature to reveal pop-up trivia, interviews and more secrets from the film!
Audio Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
“The Way of the Karate Kid” Multi-Part Making-of Featurette
“Beyond the Form” Featurette
“East Meets West: A Composer’s Notebook”
“Life of Bonsai” Featurette
Theatrical Trailer (on the 4K Blu-ray disc)
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