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The Karate Kid, Part II [Blu-ray] (1986)

Ralph Macchio , Pat Morita , John G. Avildsen  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita
  • Directors: John G. Avildsen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: May 11, 2010
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038M2RL2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,372 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Karate Kid, Part II [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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The price of honor. The power of friendship. The Karate Kid, Part II. Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita re-create the roles that brought them international acclaim in The Karate Kid. Karate student, Daniel Larusso (Macchio), accompanies his wise and whimsical teacher, Mr. Miyagi (Morita), to his ancestral home in Okinawa. For the boy, it's a journey to an exotic new world offering new clues to his mentor's secret past. For Miyagi, it's an opportunity to see his father one last time and to rekindle a romance with his childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy). But Miyagi's return also re-ignites a bitter feud with long-time enemy, Sato (Danny Kamekona) - a feud that involves young Daniel in a brilliant collision of cultures and combat. Now, far away from the tournaments, the cheering crowds and the safety of home, Daniel will face his greatest challenge ever when teacher becomes student and the price of honor is life itself.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting real... August 26, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first Karate Kid literally spoke to any kid who felt out of place and picked on. Strongly enough, it was a concept played out over and over again. But the evenhanded direction of Avildsen made it a triumph. So what do you do for a sequel? You get real. Not that the first one wasn't real. The threat to Daniels safety in the first movie was always there and fully realized. But take this student and mentor pair and send them to Okinawa, and you have a whole different ball game. The story centers more on Miagi and his journey home to see his dying father, and facing demons he left as a young man. Asian culture takes certain things much more seriously. Honor in this movie is a subject brought up constantly, and we see it from Daniels perspective; as an American who does not understand why these people do things they way they do in the name of honor. As Daniel comes to grips with this life code in the small village of Miagi's youth, he realizes that the bully who has targeted him this time does not hold back. He's ready to kill Daniel. He has no qualms about it either and feels it's justified. As Daniel swoons a beautiful Asian girl and finds he's getting in deeper with the affairs of Miagi's past, he holds his ground, and his good upbringing helps to hold his own honor in place. In the end, the climatic fight scene is what really makes the movie. The whole story builds up to that moment. The idea is that this fight is real, there is no competition, no points. This is not a tournament, this is not a spectacle. Daniel is fighting to stay alive. And it is more brutal then the rules laden tournament of the first movie. Morita and Maccio play off each other so well it's obvious these two have great chemistry. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars One step above the Crane technique... (Pt. 2 of 3) December 15, 2005
You could tell from the ending of the first `Karate Kid' that this was only the beginning of the story. The continuing journey of Daniel LaRusso bursts wide open in 'The Karate Kid Part II' Mr. Miyagi must return to his home land of Okinawa to see his dying father, but he is also well aware that the scars of his past are still there waiting for him after all this time. Daniel learns of Mr. Miyagi's best friend Sato and how Miyagi broke the village tradition to ask for the hand of his best friend's betrothed wife. Daniel learns through his trip that karate is more than tournaments and trophies. He learns that it is about honor and pride. He soon understands that there are people who take honor very seriously that they will stop at nothing seek out the purity of honor if it has been disgraced. That means anything is possible, even a fight to the death. Only through the sacred rules and techniques of the Miyagi family karate can Daniel overcome the tremendous obstacles he will face at this step in his journey.

This movie is one of the fabled sequels that live up to its predecessor. The story is darker and Pat Morita's performance is his best by far. I am surprised that he didn't get nominated a second time for an academy award. The villains are just as evil as the Cobra Kais (who actually make a brief appearance in the film) and the final fight shows that karate is not about fancy moves and glory. The message learned from `Part II' is that when it comes to fighting the most powerful technique is the one that your opponent doesn't see.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an oversight by the editors... January 5, 2001
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Karate Kid II is not only the best of the series, it is a premier movie of the eighties. In the beginning it was only made to build upon the successful sequel theory, but this film was part of a greater movement; Kid II was instrumental in the popular acceptance of "Eastern" culture. For Asian-American children, it provided a springboard into popular white society and created a mystique and awe about anything Asian. For some, respect grew from the disciplined culture that was eloquently protrayed throughout Kid II. For many others, Asians were again equivocated with martial arts and respected for an element of the eyes. No matter what the initial reasonings for acceptance or respect, it did lead to a general perception that Asian culture was something to be admired and that if cross-bred with American culture, there could be a tremendously successful result. Karate Kid II plays on all the emotions of American capacity and is both sad and inspiring. If an editor chooses to dismiss any piece as only "for kids," then unfortunately his narrow sightedness will never allow him to write an article worth reading. Buy it. Watch it. Take it to heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The 80's tradition comes back August 19, 2004
I should be considered an expert on this film but I'm not going to claim it. Right now I'm in Kyoto Japan and I am Japanese-American. So this movie has a very special meaning to me. I saw it when I was very little and loved every minute of it. I was always asking my mom if certain things were correct or if the Japanese was correct.

Albeit now the Japanese Slang is a bit old and the issues are a bit ancient (not to also mention most of the movie was filmed in Pat Morita's home state of Hawaii). This movie still speaks to me.

I like it better than the first and truthfully I think whether it's better or not is just a state of opinion not actual quality. I just think the second one speaks to me more than the first. I wasn't the skinny outcast being picked on in high school.

However, I recommend seeing both the first and second not only because of the messages relayed within about honor, respect, love, and the bond between an aged fisherman and a kid from New Jersey, but also because these movies have some of the greatest one liners ever!

"Daniel-san nobody perfect."

Check them out and see what I mean. Relive the 80's and come back to the depressing reality TV era.

BTW I'm reviewing the Japanese DVD. They just remade all the movies here on DVD for about $15 each. So I'm picking these up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended.
I purchased Karate Kid Part 2 as a gift for my son who very much enjoys this movie. My son prefers the Blu-ray version, and it played flawlessly. Recommended.
Published 3 hours ago by eclectic1
5.0 out of 5 stars I was delighted to see that this sequel is as good as ...
I was delighted to see that this sequel is as good as Karate Kid I. Very exciting and so well acted. I really loved it.
Published 2 days ago by Carmen
4.0 out of 5 stars ... first time on amc on thursday and it was pretty good he has a...
this karate kid part 2 saw it for the first time on amc on thursday and it was pretty good he has a chinese girl in the movie and has to fight the chinese members who are looking... Read more
Published 4 days ago by oliver hernandez
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Brings back memories. Now my kids watch it.
Published 4 days ago by rogelio tomas vincent
2.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the Schwank!
"Danielsan! This not tournament; this real. This is life and death." Ugh.

While reviewing "Karate Kid 3" (KK3), I said that that film should have been the second in... Read more
Published 5 days ago by California Dreaming
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great movie!
Published 7 days ago by judy dillon-cantu
5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved the original you'll love part 2!
My son loved this sequel and can't wait to see the third one!
Published 18 days ago by Alt Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars Glory Of Love
In this awesome sequel, Mr. Miyagi(Pat Morita )returning with Daniel Larusso(Ralph Macchio) to his Okinawa hometown for the first time in 45 years, Miyagi reunites with old flame... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Taheen Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Drum technique. Family loved it.
Wife hadn't seen it. Son hadn't seen it. Both loved this movie as much as the first. Great family movie to watch together. I would think 8/9 and over for kids.
Published 2 months ago by John Dugan
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back memories
I remember watching this when I was 8 years old and I still think this movie is a classic. Now that my son has been taking karate and now I'm learning karate. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joanna
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