February 4, 2019
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release 1984’s The Karate Kid on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray April 16 to commemorate the film’s 35th anniversary.
The Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio as Daniel, a teenager who trains with a martial arts master Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) in order to defeat a gang of bullies at a local karate tournament. The cast also includes Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka and Martin Kove.
The film spawned three sequels, a remake and the sequel series “Cobra Kai,” which returns for a second season this spring on YouTube Premium. “Cobra Kai” stars Zabka, reprising his role as the bully Johnny from the original film, and Macchio, reprising his role as Daniel.
The 4K UHD disc in the combo pack will include the new retrospective featurette “Remembering The Karate Kid,” featuring new interviews with Macchio, Zabka and Kove.
The combo pack will also include previously released bonus material such as a trivia track, audio commentary and several behind-the-scenes featurettes.
As part of the film’s 35th anniversary promotions, Fathom Events will screen The Karate Kid in theaters nationwide March 31 and April 2. The screenings will include a preview of season two of “Cobra Kai.” Tickets for the two-day-only Fathom screenings will be available beginning Feb. 15 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
Remastered in 4K from the original camera negative, the UHD Blu-ray includes a newly mixed Dolby Atmos audio track as well as the original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes.