It has been officially announced by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that the 35th anniversary of martial arts classic The Karate Kid (1984) will be celebrated with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release, available for purchase from April 16th.
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), 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.
- Brand New 4K restoration from the original camera negative.
- “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)