The Karate Kid, Part III [WS/P&S] [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 4191984
  • Release Date: 07/10/2001
  • Rating: PG
The third entry into The Karate Kid series, The Karate Kid Part III finds Ralph Macchio once again defending his title against some suburban bad guys. Sporting a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer (with a full-frame version on side B), this transfer looks very crisp and clean. Colors are bright and clear with black levels very solid. Some edge enhancement exists in the picture, but overall the image is void of any dire imperfections. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround (in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French), and while nothing spectacular, it does do the job that's needed. All aspects of this track, including dialogue, effects, and music, are all well-mixed with no distortion or hiss present. Also included on this disc are English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese subtitles. Sadly, The Karate Kid Part III's only extra material comes in the form of filmographies on some of the cast, plus bonus trailers for The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles -- The Pluto Campaign, Godzilla 2000, and the Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja. Conspicuously missing from the bonus material is a theatrical trailer for The Karate Kid Part III. Fans of this series may enjoy this transfer but will most likely be disappointed at the lack of substantial extra features.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


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

Synopsis


The Karate Kid Part III
John G. Avildsen rehashes his shopworn formula for another go-round in The Karate Kid Part III. Going against the wishes of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), Daniel (Ralph Macchio) will defend his karate title in an All-Valley Championship match arranged by his nemesis Kreese (Martin Kove), whose karate studio folded after his star student lost the championship to Daniel. Kreese's friend, Vietnam veteran and toxic waste dumper Terry (Thomas Ian Griffith), agrees to help his old pal regain the championship trophy. Daniel's rival Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) is known as "the bad boy of karate," and Daniel feels he requires more training to vanquish him. But Mr. Miyagi refuses to help Daniel train for the tournament: "Karate to defend life and honor means something. To defend a plastic trophy means nothing." As a result, Daniel naïvely falls into the clutches of Terry, who takes him on as a karate student. But after Daniel finds himself trapped at the bottom of a cliff and Daniel's girlfriend, Jessica (Robyn Lively), has her life threatened, Mr. Miyagi realizes the bad guys have gone too far and agrees to coach Daniel for the tournament. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ralph Macchio
    Ralph Macchio - Daniel La Russo
  • Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
    Noriyuki "Pat" Morita - Miyagi
  • Robyn Lively
    Robyn Lively - Jessica Andrews
  • Thomas Ian Griffith
    Thomas Ian Griffith - Terry Silver
  • Martin Kove
    Martin Kove - John Kreese



Overall customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Bad It's Good

    Posted
    kevman79

    This final film of the 'Karate Kid' trilogy was generally disliked by critics and audiences alike. I never quite understood why because it was actually my favorite film of the series. For all its shortcomings, I found the over-the-top performances made this film simply fun to watch. Thomas Ian Griffith was the true star of this movie and deserves a lot of credit for his performance in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Add to your collection of Karate Kid movies...

    Posted
    JamieNichole
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    bought this to add to the other Karate Kid movies. Nice to have the collection but not all movies are as good as first movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must to complete the karate kid collection

    Posted
    Danny
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    This movie continues the great story of the karate kid to finish the franchise

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The karate kid 111

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    movielover
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    This movie is a classic it's a great movie for the whole family you can't miss it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not spectacular but joyful...

    Posted
    weezing600
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    Not as good as the first 2 but still enjoyable. Had to own it on Blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend


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