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

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.
Cardmember Offers


Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.75 out of 5 stars.
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

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


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

4.8 out of 54.8
4 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

Most Helpful ReviewsSee all reviews

          Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.