Note that this review is for the Karate Kid/Karate Kid II Blu-ray Box Set.
Miyagi (Pat Morita) returns home to Okinawa for the first time in 45 years with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) as his father falls gravely ill. There he encounters his former love Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), the woman he left behind when he left for America. Daniel falls in love with her niece Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) just as two enemies emerge to challenge both couples’ happiness. Sato (Danny Kamekona), the man Yukie was arranged to be married to, seeks revenge against Miyagi for interfering. Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), is his vicious nephew who instantly dislikes Daniel. Together Miyagi and Daniel must face their foes and overcome them in their own ways. Karate Kid II features the 1986 Oscar-nominated song “Glory Of Love” by Peter Cetera.
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Karate Kid Kicks Butt On Blu-ray!
Karate Kid is a movie about a teenage kid being uprooted from his Newark, New Jersey home and moving to sunny Reseda, California, where the scenery is better, but just about everything else is worse. Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio (My Cousin Vinny, The Outsiders) feels lost and alone, missing his home, unable to talk to his busy mom Lucielle (Randee Heller) and to top off his misery he is being bullied by a group of karate students out to make him pay for flirting with the leader’s (William Zabka) beautiful blonde ex-girlfriend Ali (Elisabeth Shue, Hollow Man). Daniel keeps getting up from his beatings, but his spirits dwindle until he meets his apartment complex’s janitor Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita, Happy Days, Karate Kid II) takes an interest in the young teen. After saving Daniel from a brutal beating, Miyagi continues to refuse to teach him karate until he meets the bully’s Karate teacher John Kreese (Martin Kove) and learns that the odds are truly stacked against young Daniel. Finally agreeing to teach Daniel karate so he can defend himself, Miyagi also teaches the teen about life, that sometimes two wrongs don’t make a right and revenge benefits nobody. But it is the life lessons that make Karate Kid as relevant today as it was back in 1984.
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I have the review for Iron Man 2-Disc Ultimate Edition written up and ready to post. Going to hold off until later in the day because I have to post it first edit it, put it up on Movie-Vault.com and add in some cool looking pictures. I’ve had some reviews I wanted to post here that for some reason WordPress wouldn’t upload the picture, it lagged so long I felt I was back on AOL in the lat 90’s early 2000’s. I know one of them is the Ashton Kutcher movie Spread. The other is my Karate Kid review. Karate Kid II will be the next review after that, before moving on to Batman Begins & a movie called Don McKay, that a movie studio sent me to review, starring Elisabeth Shue & Thomas Hayden Church, it’s a weird movie but I will have to view these movies again to give a complete, hopfully entertaining review.