The Karate Kid/The Karate Kid 2/The Karate Kid 3

The Karate Kid/The Karate Kid 2/The Karate Kid 3 [DVD]

Release Date: October 1, 2007
Studio: Uca
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Robyn Lively, Martin Kove
Directors: John G. Avildsen
Runtime: 429 minutes

Literally picking up about five minutes after the conclusion of the 1984 The Karate Kid, this 1986 sequel, also directed by John G. Avildsen, sends Ralph Macchio's and Pat Morita's characters to the latter's home turf in Japan, where the older man is confronted by an old rival, and Macchio's newly confident fighter gets a tougher challenge than the punks back home. Sillier than its predecessor, this follow-up at least has some distracting soap opera elements in Morita's coming to terms with an old flame, while Macchio woos a lovely local girl. Ironically, it's the action that evokes laughter, particularly a climactic fight that gets over the top quickly. --Tom Keogh

Special Features:
  • Original Featurette: "The Sequel"
  • Blu-Pop (TM): Activate the exclusive Blu-pop feature to reveal pop up trivia and more secrets from the film!