You can bring home a classic 1984 film and its 1986 sequel on Blu-ray before the theatrical remake is released. The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II will both be released on Blu-ray on May 11, before The Karate Kid remake, which stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, hits theaters on June 11. Both films will be priced at $24.95 SRP and a boxed set with both BD films will also be released on that date, priced at $39.95 SRP. You can take a look at all of the special features for each release below. The films star Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
A fatherless teenager faces his moment of truth in The Karate Kid. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast and faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali (Elisabeth Shue), the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi(Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita), whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale to this entertaining film.
- Beyond the Form Featurette
- - Commentary with Director John Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
- - East Meets West: A Composer's Notebook
- - Life of Bonsai Featurette
- - The Way of Life Multi-Part "Making of" Featurette
- - Blu-Pop
The price of honor. The power of friendship. The Karate Kid Part II. Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita re-create the roles that brought them international acclaim in The Karate Kid. Karate student, Daniel Larusso (Macchio), accompanies his wise and whimsical teacher, Mr. Miyagi (Morita), to his ancestral home in Okinawa. For the boy, it's a journey to an exotic new world offering new clues to his mentor's secret past. For Miyagi, it's an opportunity to see his father one last time and tore kindle a romance with his childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy). But Miyagi's return also re-ignites a bitter feud with long-time enemy, Sato (Danny Kamekona) - a feud that involves young Daniel in a brilliant collision of cultures and combat. Now, far away from the tournaments, the cheering crowds and the safety of home, Daniel will face his greatest challenge ever when teacher becomes student and the price of honor is life itself.
- Original Featurette: "The Sequel"
- - Blu-pop