The Karate Kid, Part III

The Karate Kid, Part III

Ralph Macchio
Director: John G. Avildsen Cast: Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio
, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
, Robyn Lively
Robyn Lively
John G. Avildsen

DVD (Wide Screen)

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The third entry into The Karate Kid series, The Karate Kid Part III finds Ralph Macchio once again defending his title against some suburban bad guys. Sporting a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer (with a full-frame version on side B), this transfer looks very crisp and clean. Colors are bright and clear with black levels very solid. Some edge enhancement exists in the picture, but overall the image is void of any dire imperfections. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround (in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French), and while nothing spectacular, it does do the job that's needed. All aspects of this track, including dialogue, effects, and music, are all well-mixed with no distortion or hiss present. Also included on this disc are English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese subtitles. Sadly, The Karate Kid Part III's only extra material comes in the form of filmographies on some of the cast, plus bonus trailers for The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles -- The Pluto Campaign, Godzilla 2000, and the Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja. Conspicuously missing from the bonus material is a theatrical trailer for The Karate Kid Part III. Fans of this series may enjoy this transfer but will most likely be disappointed at the lack of substantial extra features.John G. Avildsen rehashes his shopworn formula for another go-round in The Karate Kid Part III. Going against the wishes of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), Daniel (Ralph Macchio) will defend his karate title in an All-Valley Championship match arranged by his nemesis Kreese (Martin Kove), whose karate studio folded after his star student lost the championship to Daniel. Kreese's friend, Vietnam veteran and toxic waste dumper Terry (Thomas Ian Griffith), agrees to help his old pal regain the championship trophy. Daniel's rival Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) is known as "the bad boy of karate," and Daniel feels he requires more training to vanquish him. But Mr. Miyagi refuses to help Daniel train for the tournament: "Karate to defend life and honor means something. To defend a plastic trophy means nothing." As a result, Daniel naïvely falls into the clutches of Terry, who takes him on as a karate student. But after Daniel finds himself trapped at the bottom of a cliff and Daniel's girlfriend, Jessica (Robyn Lively), has her life threatened, Mr. Miyagi realizes the bad guys have gone too far and agrees to coach Daniel for the tournament.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2001
UPC: 0043396059924
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 3,309

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Macchio Daniel La Russo
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Miyagi
Robyn Lively Jessica Andrews
Thomas Ian Griffith Terry Silver
Martin Kove John Kreese
Sean Kanan Mike Barnes
Gabe Jarret Rudy
Patrick Posada Man
Randell Widner Sparring Partner
Jonathan Avildsen Snake
Christopher Paul Ford Dennis
Randee Heller Lucille
Rick Hurst Announcer
Frances Bay Mrs. Milo
Joseph V. Perry Uncle Louie
Jan Triska Milos
Diana Webster Margaret
C. Darnell Rose Delivery Man
Glenn Medeiros Himself
Doc Duhame Security Guard
Raymond S. Sua Sparring Partner
Garth Johnson Spectator
E. David Tetro Spectator
Helen Lin Tahitian Girl
Meilani Figalan Tahitian Girl
Pat E. Johnson Referee

Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director,Editor
Paula Abdul Choreography
Del Acevedo Makeup
Christopher Burian-Mohr Art Director
John Carter Editor
Michael Chavez Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Fumio Demura Stunts
Caro Jones Casting
Robert Mark Kamen Screenwriter
Jane Kurson Editor
William Matthews Production Designer
Bill Mesa Special Effects
Alan Ormsby Screenwriter
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Karen Trudy Rosenfelt Co-producer
Sheldon Schrager Producer
Carl Stensel Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Weingraub Co-producer
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Steve Yaconelli Cinematographer

Scene Index

Original Featurette; Bonus Trailers; Filmographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selections

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