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by A customer on 11/3/2010

This is the original Karate Kid-a Must see for any kid who is into martial arts. I bought this for my sons 6th birthday. I wanted him to have the opportunity to see the original film before seeing the new 2010 version. I know he'll love it as hes a green belt himself!

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SVD1190: Features: -DVD.-Synopsis: A New Jersey teen moves to California, meets bullies and learns karate from a handyman, Mr. Miyagi.-Genre: Family.-Screen Format: CLR / WS.-Rating: PG.-Special edition.


Studio Sony
SKU 40713537
UPC 043396101302
UPC 14 00043396101302
Format DVD
Release Date 5/15/2012
Rating Rating
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
Bill Conti - Original Music By
Elisabeth Shue - Actor
James Crabe - Cinematographer
Jerry Weintraub - Producer
John G. Avildsen - Director
John G. Avildsen, et. al. - Editor
Martin Kove - Actor
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita - Actor
R.J. Louis - Executive Producer
Ralph Macchio - Actor
Robert Mark Kamen - Writer
William J. Cassidy - Production Designer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 10130
UPC 00043396101302
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 127 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Oscar (1985) Pat Morita, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1985) Pat Morita, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Karate Kid was one of the nice surprises of 1984 -- an exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-wa
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Macchio,Ralph
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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