Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 at 06:40 PM PST by Tom Landy
Daniel-San is set to wax-on 4K for the classic film's 35th anniversary in April.
Sony is working on The Karate Kid for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 16.
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.
The release will feature a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, a newly created Dolby Atmos track (plus original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes), and supplements include:
ALL-NEW: "Remembering The Karate Kid" – featuring new interviews with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove (on the 4K Blu-ray disc)
"Blu-Pop™" Pop-Up Track – Activate the Blu-Pop feature to reveal pop-up trivia, interviews and more secrets from the film!
Audio 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 Blu-ray disc)
Fathom Events will also introduce the new 4K restoration of the film in theaters across the nation on March 31 and April 2.
You can find the latest specs for The Karate Kid - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray linked from our 4K Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 16.
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