Karate Kid, 16x9 edition?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JasonKrol, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. JasonKrol

    JasonKrol Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2001
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    anyone know any information on a newer version of the Karate Kid DVD. The one I found on Amazon.com has it listed as Full Screen, and Im hoping that they release this again in Anamorphic 16x9 version, possibly with better sound etc.

    Im assuming it was originally in 16x9, or 2.35:1.

    Also, any info on the same question for Gleaming The Cube with Christian Slater?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have not picked up the current edition of Karate Kid, while I do own #'s 2 and 3. I'm holding out for an OAR version myself.

    Same thing goes with Gleaming the Cube. I love that movie for some weird reason, but will not pick up the disc until it's in its OAR.
     
  3. Rain

    Rain Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    5,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  4. Garry I

    Garry I Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2001
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I bet there will be a special edition either 2002 or 2003. Typical CTS. The r2 version was released only a few months ago in widescreen 16:9 anamorphic, but it wasn't a special edition
     
  5. William Ward

    William Ward Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2000
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This along with Ace Ventura are on the top of my to-buy list. They just don't get purchased because I can't get them OAR. Sorry CTS and Warner. I know there are many, many others in the same boat as me.
     
  6. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 1999
    Messages:
    2,862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Please, ColumbiaTriStar re-release Karate Kid soon with the new transfer. I will gladly purchase the other two the day that is released.
     
  7. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 1999
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Rain-
    While I too would like a 16X9 Babe, I take issue with your statement that the sequel is inferior. I think it is in every way the equal, and even better visually! [​IMG]
    As for KK, the second is my favorite, but I am just waiting to buy the first. With Columbia rereleasing the weirdest stuff (The Net? Replacement Killers?), this one (and hopefully My Girl) can't be far behind.
     
  8. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Add my name to the list of people waiting for a 16x9 enhanced version of Karate Kid.
     
  9. CRyan

    CRyan Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 1999
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Me too! Wish they would just do it already.

    C. Ryan
     
  10. paul o'donnell

    paul o'donnell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2000
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This was HUGE childhood viewing and I demand an OAR copy on dvd.

    Come on Columbia.
     
  11. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,563
    Likes Received:
    195
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
     
  12. Lars Larsen

    Lars Larsen Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Denmark
    Real Name:
    Lars Larsen
    I picked up The Karate Kid on R2 (16:9 enhanced) and it looks ok. The print is several years old and it shows. The colors are a little faded but all-in-all I'm pretty happy about it. Some remastering might improve the quality significantly, though.

    It was great watching this again. Like Paul said, it was a childhood viewing for kids growing up in the eighties like myself. A trip down memory lane if you will...
     
  13. John Stone

    John Stone Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I love this film, no two ways about it. I've probably seen it 30 times.
    If Columbia puts in half the effort that these guys did, we'll have a great DVD one day.
    Fans of the movie will really like the above-linked web site. It's probably the best movie fansite I've ever seen.
     

Share This Page