Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita Director: John G. Avildsen Rating PG
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This DVD is produced and sold for the U.S.A. market. This is a genuine licensed product of Columbia Pictures.
This DVD is factory sealed and has never been viewed, it is brand new.
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller
Directors: John G. Avildsen
Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Widescreen Anamorphic, 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Sony Pictures
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2005
Run Time: 127 minutes
"The Karate Kid" is by far the best (and frankly, most realistic) incorporation of martial arts into a mainstream American film. Of course, what's a movie about karate without the fights? I should note that the action in this movie is very convincing, but is not stylized in any fashion, shape or form. It is very down-to-earth and realistic, and that may of course be a bit of a turn-off to some hardcore fanboys that may watch this movie thinking it'll be something like "The Matrix" (1999) or "Enter the Dragon" (1973).
The fighting here is in its own style and mode of action. A number of the fights are quite brutal, especially in the ones where John Kreese's (Martin Kove) Cobra Kai students are featured, as he frequently trains them the brutal way of "no mercy," which Mr. Miyagi is quick to realize is not the way of karate.