Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will celebrate the 35th anniversary of John G. Avildsen's film The Karate Kid (1984) with a brand new 4K Blu-ray release, which will be available for purchase on April 16th.
Synopsis: Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director (1976, Rocky) John G. Avildsen — that will leave you cheering! 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 [Best Supporting Actor, 1984]), 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.
Special Features and Technical Specs: BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE NEWLY CREATED DOLBY ATMOS TRACK, plus original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes ALL-NEW: "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)