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The Karate Kid [Blu-ray] [1984]

Release Date:05/11/2010
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (211 out of 212)

    Special Features

    • Feature: "Blu-Pop"
    • 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


    The Karate Kid
    Newly arrived in California from New Jersey, teenager Daniel (Ralph Macchio) almost immediately runs afoul of karate-trained high school bullies. He is rescued by Japanese janitor Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), who agrees to teach Daniel how to harness karate for good instead of brutality. The film culminates in a championship karate bout, pitting Daniel against his sworn enemy Johnny (William Zabka) -- the cruel and thuggish boyfriend of Ali (Elisabeth Shue), with whom Daniel has fallen in love (and vice versa). Real-life karate champ Chuck Norris was offered the role of Kreese, the sadistic coach who goads Johnny into fighting dirty, but Norris turned down the role, refusing to be shown utilizing his skills negatively onscreen. Vastly popular, The Karate Kid spawned three sequels of rapidly descending merit, as well as a Saturday-morning cartoon series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ralph Macchio
      Ralph Macchio - Daniel
    • Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
      Noriyuki "Pat" Morita - Miyagi
    • Elisabeth Shue
      Elisabeth Shue - Ali
    • Martin Kove
      Martin Kove - Kreese
    • Randee Heller
      Randee Heller - Lucille

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