The Karate Kid is an instant-classic. There’s no doubt about that. Which is why its super exciting that we’re getting a brand-new 4K UHD release of the film with collectible VHS-style packaging. The new release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment comes out on June 18th. It’s stuffed with new extras and ported-over extras from previous releases. If you’ve never seen The Karate Kid, here’s a synopsis.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, Rocky) — 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 (William Zabka), 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 Of The Karate Kid On 4K UHD


  • Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1 + English Stereo
  • Special Features:
    • ALL-NEW: Commentary with the Creators of Cobra Kai Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
    • ALL-NEW: Over 30 Minutes of Deleted Scene Dailies – go behind the scenes of this classic favorite like never before with raw footage from a variety of unused scenes!
    • 4 Deleted Scenes
    • Remembering The Karate Kid Featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer


  • Feature presented in high definition
  • English 5.1
  • Special Features:
    • Blu-Pop™ Pop-Up Track
    • 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

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