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Next generation Karate Kid chops its way onto Blu-ray

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Karate Kid Blu-ray DiscA few weeks ago we covered the Blu-ray Disc release of the original Karate Kid. Now Sony Pictures has announced that the remake, currently in cinemas across the world and starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, will be released on BD this October.

The film follows the much-loved original story of a boy moving to a new home and embracing martial arts, but this time relocates the action to China. The film has been very successful, making $254,989,424 so far at the worldwide box office.

Heart wrenching and thrilling, the Karate Kid Blu-ray will also include some very interesting Blu-ray exclusive bonus content. Most notable are an alternate ending, which contains a deleted Jackie Chan fight scene, and a set of interactive Chinese lessons. The disc also contains the video for Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” featuring Jaden Smith, production diaries from Jackie Chan and a ‘making-of’ documentary. And for those with a Sony PSP, the Blu-ray also comes with a digital copy of the film for watching on the move.

For full details, check out HollywoodNews.

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Classic Karate Kid hits Blu-ray Disc

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Karate Kid Blu-ray DiscWith the re-make of Karate Kid due for release in cinemas across Europe, why not pay homage to the original 80’s classic on Blu-ray Disc?

Aside from enjoying a high-def transfer of the movie itself and nostalgically quoting, “wax on, wax off”, this Blu-ray Disc comes with a generous helping of special features to keep viewers entertained.

First up is a three-part documentary, packed full of recent interviews with the cast, including stars Ralph Macchio and the late Pat Morita. This provides great insight into the making of the film, highlighting the decisions that helped it to garner an Oscar-nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  A featurette entitled ‘Beyond the Form’ is also included which explains the karate training the cast undertook to prepare for the film.  And finally, to acknowledge its memorable score, ‘East Meets West’ puts the spotlight on composer Tom Conti, who explains the writing process he went through to produce the soundtrack.

For more details, Den of Geek has a full review.


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