Inet Video N01-0114341 The Karate Kid - Special Edition

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Original Title: The Karate Kid (Special Edition). Actors: Elisabeth Shue - Pat Morita - Ralph Macchio. Director: John G. Avildsen. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 127 Mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Adventure. Sub Genre: Family. Release Year: 1984.


Studio Inet Video
SKU 226654385
UPC 043396181458
UPC 14 00043396181458
Release Date 11/24/2011
Coming Of Age
Martial Arts
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In John G. Avildsen's THE KARATE KID, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from New Jersey to Southern California, where he's not too keen about his new home--until he meets Ali (Elizabeth Shue), an attractive girl who seems to like him. But trouble looms when Ali's ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) and his gang of ruffians start tormenting Daniel. One day, as Daniel is suffering a beating at the hands of these louts, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an elderly Japanese handyman, comes to his rescue. To Daniel's amazement, Miyagi manages to take down the whole group all by himself using karate. Daniel begs to learn this ancient martial art, and soon Miyagi begins the boy's training, teaching Daniel that there is more to karate than fighting. Through a series of lessons, the wise mentor instills a sense of honor and nobility in his young pupil while preparing him for the ultimate karate showdown. However, as Daniel studies the discipline and art of karate, his enemies are learning a dirtier kind of fighting from Kreese (Martin Kove), a cold-blooded ex-marine. Ultimately, the boys will fight to the finish in the All Valley Karate Championship in a rousing and triumphant finale. Morita is a gem as the elderly father figure Miyagi, giving the character warmth, wisdom, and comic charm. Macchio's underdog character inspired an entire generation to run out and join the nearest karate school while chanting "wax on, wax off."
Plot Summary
Summary When a New Jersey teenager relocates to sunny southern California, he finds trouble in the form of bullies and a friend in the form of Mr. Miyagi, the local handyman who teaches him karate.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Now use head for something other than target."--Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) to Daniel (Ralph Macchio)
Quote "How did you do that?!"--Daniel, after Miyagi chops the head off of three bottles with his hand|"Don't know. First time."--Miyagi
Quote "Wax on, wax off."--Miyagi, teaching Daniel karates moves
New York Times "...THE KARATE KID exhibits warmth and friendly, predictable humor, its greatest assets..." 06/22/1984 p.C16
Variety "...[Morita] is simply terrific, bringing the appropriate authority and wisdom to the part. His timing and understated humor are also impeccable..." 05/23/1984
USA Today "THE KARATE KID is surprisingly sure-footed and deft in its new setting....Smith is a charming and natural young actor." 06/11/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[KARATE KID] has a powerful nostalgic kick that the remake struggles to top." 08/01/2010
John G. Avildsen
Noriyuki Morita
Ralph Macchio
Cast & Crew
William Zabka - Star
Martin Kove - Star
Randee Heller - Star
Noriyuki Morita - Star
Ralph Macchio - Star
Elisabeth Shue - Star
John G. Avildsen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
UPC 00043396181458
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 127 minutes
Color Color
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