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Published On: Wed, Feb 20th, 2019

‘The Karate Kid’ returns to theaters for 35th Anniversary on March 31, April 2 ahead of 4K release on April 16

Get ready to sweep the leg … because Daniel is going to face off against Johnny again and audiences will be on their feet cheering when THE KARATE KID returns to movie theaters for its 35th anniversary as a limited engagement, followed by its debut on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, THE KARATE KID will play on movie screens nationwide on Sunday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 2, including an exclusive introduction from stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. Following its big-screen return, THE KARATE KIDwill debut on 4K Ultra HD, including a newly mixed Dolby Atmos audio track as well as the original stereo and 5.1 audio mixes. THE KARATE KID 4K UHD release also includes “Remembering The Karate Kid,” an all-new anniversary featurette with reflections on the film from Ralph Macchio (The Outsiders) William Zabka (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Martin Kove (Rambo: First Blood Part II).

One of the biggest hits of the blockbuster summer of 1984, THE KARATE KID stars Macchio, Academy Award® nominee Noriyuki “Pat” Morita (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) and future Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) and relates the classic coming-of-age story of bullied teenager Daniel (Macchio), who learns karate from a martial arts master, Mr. Miyagi (Morita).

Tickets for the two-day-only Fathom Events presentation of THE KARATE KID will be available beginning Friday, February 15 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The 35th anniversary theatrical screenings of THE KARATE KID will be accompanied by an exclusive sneak preview of season 2 of the hit YouTube Original series “COBRA KAI.”

Last year marked the highly anticipated return of the iconic arch-rivals from THE KARATE KID films as Macchio and Zabka reunited in “Cobra Kai.” The critically acclaimed and popular TV series recently landed on many “Best of 2018” TV lists, won Rotten Tomatoes’ TV Drama 2018 category, and exceeded 50 million views on YouTube. This spring, a second season of “Cobra Kai” will return on YouTube Premium. A new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships. Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who, as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?

THE KARATE KID has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and is rated PG.

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