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post #1 of 14 Old 02-06-2019, 11:02 AM - Thread Starter
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The Karate Kid is Coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray



Get Ready to Sweep the Leg and Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of

The Karate Kid


Arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 16, 2019





THE KARATE KID CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH AN ALL-NEW 4K ULTRA HD™ RELEASE ON APRIL 16 AND RETURNS TO MOVIE THEATERS THIS SPRING

Fathom Events Presents The Karate Kid in Movie Theaters
Nationwide for Two Days Only: March 31 and April 2

4K Ultra HD™ Release Includes a New Retrospective
Featuring Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove




CULVER CITY, Calif. (February 4, 2019) – Get ready to sweep the leg … because Daniel is going to face off against Johnny again and audiences will be on their feet cheering when THE KARATE KID returns to movie theaters for its 35th anniversary as a limited engagement, followed by its debut on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, THE KARATE KID will play on movie screens nationwide on Sunday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 2. Following its big-screen return, THE KARATE KID will debut on 4K Ultra HD, including a newly mixed Dolby Atmos audio track as well as the original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes. THE KARATE KID 4K UHD release also includes “Remembering The Karate Kid,” an all-new anniversary featurette with reflections on the film from Ralph Macchio (The Outsiders) William Zabka (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Martin Kove (Rambo: First Blood Part II).

One of the biggest hits of the blockbuster summer of 1984, THE KARATE KID stars Macchio, Academy Award® nominee Noriyuki “Pat” Morita (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) and future Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, Leaving Las Vegas) and relates the classic coming-of-age story of bullied teenager Daniel (Macchio), who learns karate from a martial arts master, Mr. Miyagi (Morita).

Tickets for the two-day-only Fathom Events presentation of THE KARATE KID will be available beginning Friday, February 15 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The 35th anniversary theatrical screenings of THE KARATE KID will be accompanied by an exclusive sneak preview of season 2 of the hit YouTube Original series “COBRA KAI.”

Last year marked the highly anticipated return of the iconic arch-rivals from THE KARATE KID films as Macchio and Zabka reunited in “Cobra Kai.” The critically acclaimed and popular TV series recently landed on many “Best of 2018” TV lists, won Rotten Tomatoes’ TV Drama 2018 category, and exceeded 50 million views on YouTube. This spring, a second season of “Cobra Kai” will return on YouTube Premium. A new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships. Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who, as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?

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Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director (1976, Rocky) John G. Avildsen — that will leave you cheering! There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat " Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance [Best Supporting Actor, 1984]), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. His training and these vital lessons will be called into play when an outmatched Daniel faces Johnny, the skilled leader of the Cobra Kai — a vicious gang of karate school bullies — in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley.

Disc Bonus Materials Include:
 ALL-NEW: “Remembering The Karate Kid” – featuring new interviews with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove (on the 4K UHD disc)
 “Blu-Pop™” Pop-Up Track – Activate the Blu-Pop feature to reveal pop-up trivia, interviews and more secrets from the film!
 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 UHD disc)

THE KARATE KID has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and is rated PG.






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I'm excited for I (and hopefully II to follow). The new series also is pretty good from the few episodes that I've seen.
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I’m probably going to have to get this. I’m also hoping they released pt 2,3 on 4K and Cobra Kai on Blu-Ray.


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I enjoyed this movie when it first came out and have seen portions of it on TV over the years. I'll definitely rent the movie on UHD when it is released. Thanks for the heads-up Ralph. It will be nostalgic to watch the movie again with my family.

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Thanks Ralph, looking forward to this!
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I've got the 2 movie collector's set on blue ray... and they look really good. Still... will be picking this one up. Haven't looked at Cobra Kai yet but I've been wanting to check it out.


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Recently watched the youtube show "Cobra Kai," and I really liked it. The show really strives to not be PC, and the things Johnny says to his wussy students at his dojo are HILARIOUS. You will absolutely shake your head and talk to yourself asking, how the hell can they say that in today's world, which is exactly what makes it so good.

Karate Kid has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. Probably because it takes me back to the innocence of youth, and partly because I thought Elisabeth Shue was incredibly hot. It is just an all around great movie. If you really like the movie, you should check out Cobra Kai.
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I'll definitely rent the movie on UHD when it is released
From where does one RENT 4K/UHD movies?

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From where does one RENT 4K/UHD movies?
There's still a video rental store in my town, but doubt they will be getting this on UHD
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The great news is Karate Kid is allegedly scanned from the OCN. Should be no reason not to upgrade to it.
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Sony's release of Cliffhanger apparently wasn't taken from the OCN, and I regret buying it.
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Sony's release of Cliffhanger apparently wasn't taken from the OCN, and I regret buying it.
I purchased it for what could have been spectacular video --- but you are correct, it fell way short!! Also interesting to hear how Foley Effects have greatly improved since that film was made.

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Foley Effects?
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I purchased it for what could have been spectacular video --- but you are correct, it fell way short!! Also interesting to hear how Foley Effects have greatly improved since that film was made.

Yep, I'm better KK will be a much better release from Sony though
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