Karate Kid, The: Collector Edition

Starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita

Collector’s Edition Box Set with the Original and the Sequel will be released in Blu-ray Disc May 11, 2010

East-meets-West when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the heartwarming coming-of-age films, The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid II as a two-disc Blu-ray collectors edition box set May 11, 2010  for the SLP of $39.95.   These beloved stories are kicked into high gear when viewed in 1080p high definition, and are sure to sweep audiences off their feet in only the way The Karate Kid can.

Viewers will have the opportunity to master Karate Kid-related trivia based on both films with the exclusive Blu-Pop feature, a picture-in-picture “which includes pop- up” interviews and trivia, fun film facts, anecdotes from the actors and martial arts information.  The Karate Kid Blu-Pop also contains brand new interviews with stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka! Viewers can also reminisce via featurettes: “The Way of the Karate Kid,” “Beyond the Form,” and “Life of Bonsai” as well as commentary with Oscar® winning director John G. Avildsen (Rocky), writer Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element) and stars Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita on The Karate Kid.   The Karate Kid II also includes a “sequel” featurette “The Sequel”.

Both films will also be available as separate single-disc Blu-ray editions for $24.95 each.

The Karate Kid

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 Cobra Kai, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali (Elisabeth Shue), the Cobra Kai 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.

THE KARATE KID BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
    * Three Featurettes
    o Multi-Part Making-of Featurette:
    * “The Way of the Karate Kid”
    o “Beyond the Form”
    o “Life of Bonsai”
    * “East Meets West: A Composer’s Notebook”
    * Blu-Pop – (™Activate the exclusive Blu-ray Exclusive) pop feature to reveal pop up trivia, interviews and more secrets from the film!
    Running time: 126 minutes

    MPAA: PG.

  • The Karate Kid II
  • The price of honor. The power of friendship.  The Karate Kid II. Ralph Macchio and 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 to rekindle 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.
  • THE KARATE KID II BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

* “The Sequel” Featurette
* Blu-Pop – (™Activate the exclusive Blu-ray Exclusive) pop feature to reveal pop up trivia and more secrets from the film!

Running Time: 113 minutes

MPAA: PG
 

The Blu-ray Disc versions of The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid II are BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the discs via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player.  BD-Live provides the opportunity to view exclusive content, register for Blu-ray Club rewards, provide feedback through our survey and experience interactive special features.

The Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club rewards consumers in the U.S. for purchasing and registering BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies.  Members can redeem accumulated points for cool Sony products, plus enter to win cash and prizes in daily sweepstakes and more.  For details visit www.sonyrewards.com/bluray.