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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Karate Kid I and II Double Feature Blu-Ray Set Review

The Karate Kid I and II Double Feature Blu-Ray Set Review

Synopsis: Karate Kid I From Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, ROCKY) comes the highly entertaining, coming-of-age classic that will have you cheering! Starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) as Mr. Miyagi. Karate II Returning with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) to his Okinawa home for the first time in 45 years, Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) encounters Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), the woman he left behind when he immigrated to America.

Review: There are only a few movies from the 1980s that will go down in history as breaking any ground.  In most eras we get a few great films and then a ton of copycats and cliche and predictable filmmaking.  The Karate Kid was a true original.  Its a classic and one of those films that I feel every child of the 80s should own! 

They are re-making the Karate Kid this June, so Sony is re-releasing the two best Karate Kid Films, this time on Blu-Ray!

This new two-pack from Sony features the individual releases of Karate Kid I and Karate Kid II on Blu-Ray.   The transfer on both of these is surprisingly nice.  Obviously, they don't have the ability to really "pop" on-screen like modern releases do, but they look great.

Rating: Karate Movies, Martial Arts Movies, 80s Classics, Coming of Age Film