The Karate Kid, Part II [WS/P&S] [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 4191975
  • Release Date: 07/10/2001
  • Rating: PG
The Karate Kid Part II lacks any exciting bonus features, but it does offer a few supplements. A six-minute featurette contains basic information about the film from interviews with director John Avildsen, producer Jerry Weintraub, and Pat Morita. Created at the time of its original release, this feature comes in an unimpressive full-frame format. The other major section is a series of trailers for this film and a few other Columbia Tristar releases. The previews for The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II come in poor, full-frame transfers with very limited sound. There are also selected filmographies for Ralph Macchio, Morita, and Avildsen. The 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer features impressive moments of shining colors and excellent clarity. Much of this transfer works nicely, but there are some moments where the contrast suffers and the picture becomes dark and grainy. This could stem from the age of the print, but it's still disappointing in the overall sense. Even given its uneven nature, this transfer still does a decent job in presenting the story. This disc also contains a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer for people more accustomed to television viewing. Bill Conti's rousing score and Peter Cetera's cheesy title track both spring nicely from the speakers on this well-done audio transfer. Although it is only a 2.0-channel Dolby Surround track, the force of the sound renders the limitations less important than usual. The dialogue is clear and understandable throughout the running time, and the sounds have a full texture with plenty of depth.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Original Featurette
    • Bonus Trailers
    • Filmographies
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selections

    Synopsis


    The Karate Kid Part II
    This sequel to the 1984 surprise hit The Karate Kid reunites Ralph Macchio as high-schooler Danny and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita as Danny's martial-arts mentor, Miyagi. Picking up where the first film left off, The Karate Kid Part II finds Danny and Miyagi making an emergency trip to Okinawa, where Miyagi's father is dying. Here they revisit Miyagi's childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy), who, Miyagi believes, had been wheedled into an arranged marriage with loose-cannon karate expert Sato (Danny Kamekona). Little does Miyagi realize that the woman is still single; Sato is still around as well, however, and intent on resuming the fight with his old nemesis. Morita agrees; meanwhile, Danny is challenged by Kamekona's pugnacious nephew (Yuji Okumoto). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ralph Macchio
      Ralph Macchio - Daniel
    • Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
      Noriyuki "Pat" Morita - Miyagi
    • Nobu McCarthy
      Nobu McCarthy - Yukie
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      Danny Kamekona - Sato
    • Yuji Okumoto
      Yuji Okumoto - Chozen



    Customer rating

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    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sequal but...

      Posted
      Ohitsappropriate
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      First off, I think this is a fantastic 80's movie. I couldn't wait to see it in the theater. Chosen is a great "bad guy" (I'll explain below why the quotes). All in all, I loved it. However, I have several problems with this movie: - First, In the first movie, Danielson moves to a new town with no friends and a bunch a guys pick on him and beat him up and gang up on him. Sure Daniel dishes it out too but he does not deserve to be treated this way. You feel bad for him and are happy when he gets his revenge. In the second film, Danielson goes to Chosen's villiage...starts messing around with his girl...embarasses him in front of his customers...punches him in the groin...and so on. Why the heck should we feel bad for or take the side of Danielson?!?! He should've minded his own business. And so what if honor is maybe taken a little too far for his liking...guess what...go back to Recita where all the Cali whimps are if you don't want to be held to the standards of a man who is responsible for his actions. But I digress -Second, Mr. Miaggi's father is about 157 years old and it's hardly believable that he's even still alive. Why does he sit there on the docks and cry like his wife an daughter where killed in a car accident or something?!?!...Didn't he see this coming even a little bit???...Not to mention the fact that he hasn't seen his father in over 40 years at least?!?!?! I enjoyed the film but I always root for Chosen and look away when Miaggi's crying...but that's just me...you go ahead and drink the Karate Kid Koolade if you want to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not as great as the original but...

      Posted
      Uptown1999
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Karate Kid Part II is not quite as great or original as the first movie, but still has charm primarily due to the great performances of Pat Morita and Ralph Machhio. For those of us who grew up in the 80's this is a nice piece of childhood. Good video and audio quality to boot. Recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Weakest Movie of the Karate Kid Trilogy

      Posted
      kevman79

      Although a box office success and praised by critics, I found 'The Karate Kid Part II' to be a lousy story that just dragged on too long, making it the worst film of the trilogy. The dvd widescreen transfer itself is quite good, but there is an almost complete absence of bonus features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great

      Posted
      collective008
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      This Blu-Ray doen't quite meet my expectations. When videos are redone in bluray I expect the video to be flawless. I wish the producers of the movie had done some work to enhance the picture, it's not the greatest. Still a good film and worth the price I paid.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DanielSon

      Posted
      JamieNichole
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      Nothing beats Karate Kid part I, but this is a great addition to the collection of this series

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The karate kid 11

      Posted
      movielover
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      Another great movie from the karate kid so great to watch for the whole family

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than the first, too bad they made more!

      Posted
      Snoop4FR
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      Time honored tradition of good versus evil. Good guys win, both get the girl.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      80’s classic

      Posted
      Danny
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      Love this sequel. Takes you back to the 80’s nostalgia

      I would recommend this to a friend



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