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The Karate Kid

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Karate Kid
    1984
    126 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: John G. Avildsen

    Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

    Plot: A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

    Disc Release Date: 16 April 2019

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      77
    • Movie
      87

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The Karate Kid's 2160p/HDR release will thrill fans and newcomers alike. The first thing one will notice is the brightness, brilliance, and balance on the white titles that appear over the film's open....

    • Audio
      90
    • The new Dolby Atmos soundtrack impresses from the outset with a sense of openness to the track's orchestral score heard as the family moves across the country from New Jersey to California. Surround integration...

    • Extra
      70
    • Sony's UHD release of The Karate Kid includes two new extras -- a featurette and a trailer -- on the UHD disc while the bundled Blu-ray, identical to the disc Sony released in May 2010, includes the core...

    • Movie
      100
    • Sony has released the classic 1984 film 'The Karate Kid' to the UHD format. The feature includes a 2160p/HDR transfer that has been 'fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative' per Sony's press...

    • Total
      90
    • The Karate Kid may have a few elements that date it, but the movie never grows old. It's a quintessential student-teacher, coming-of-age film that perfectly blends heart, drama, and action as experienced...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The 1980s teen classic enters the Ultra HD tournament to prove it's the best around with a beautiful HEVC H.265 encode. While it may not beat out some of the best of the best titles currently available,...

    • Audio
      80
    • The remastered video is accompanied by another well-welcomed upgrade, delivering a pleasantly enjoyable and satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack. In all honesty, the object-based presentation is not a significant...

    • Extra
      70
    • The same set of supplements from 2010 are ported over and can be enjoyed on the accompanying Blu-ray while the Ultra HD features a brand-new retrospective. New Bonus FeatureRemembering The Karate Kid (2160p,...

    • Movie
      90
    • Thirty-five years later, The Karate Kid has rightfully earned its place in movie history and has become a cherished cultural phenomenon thanks to a devoted fanbase that has led to funny interpretations,...

    • Total
      80
    • When talking about The Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi put it best when he explained to Daniel-san that "not everything is as seems." The film is an intelligent and inspiring coming of age tale about discovering...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • The Karate Kid recently underwent a 4K re-mastering and its presentation on Ultra HD Blu-ray was derived from that process....

    • Audio
      86
    • This is done to very good effect, correlating with the onscreen events quite nicely as the most minute audio cues are fully realized. I appreciated the fact that the sound designers didn’t go overboard...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: The Karate Kid Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Karate Kid Blu-ray  ALL-NEW: “Remembering The Karate Kid” – featuring new interviews with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove (on the 4K UHD...

    • Movie
      90
    • I saw The Karate Kid in the theater when it was originally released back in 1984. I remember thinking at the time that the name sounded juvenile and perhaps a little corny. That changed after I saw it....

    • Total
      87
    • It’s making its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray in this Combo Pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that features beautifully restored Ultra HD video, a complimentary Dolby Atmos immersive sound mix, and...