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Wax On, Wax Off, The Karate Kid Blu-ray Release…

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced an October 5th Blu-ray release date for one of this years most successful films, The Karate Kid.  The remake stars Will Smith’s kid, Jaden, as well as the legendary master himself, Jackie Chan.  The Karate Kid Blu-ray release features an exclusive alternate ending, Chinese lessons, Justin Bieber’s music video featuring Jaden Smith and much more.  Check out the full press release below for everything you want to know about this October 5th Blu-ray release.

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CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 9, 2010) – The knock-out movie of the summer, The Karate Kid, arrives on DVD, Blu-ray™ and a Blu-ray Combo Pack (which will have 3 ways to watch the movie – on Blu-ray, DVD & digital copy – a great value!) October 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The action-packed, feel-good family film about how perseverance leads to triumph features rising star Jaden Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Day the Earth Stood Still), martial arts legend Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon) and Taraji P. Henson ((2008, Best Supporting Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

The box-office hit (over $170MM gross) is directed by Harald Zwart (Pink Panther 2, Agent Cody Banks) with a screenplay by Christopher Murphey. Powerhouse producer Jerry Weintraub (The Karate Kid 1984, Oceans 11, 12, 13), returns to the franchise, producing with Will Smith(Seven Pounds, Hancock), Jada Pinkett Smith (TV’s “Hawthorne,” The Secret Life of Bees), James Lassiter (Seven Pounds, Hancock) and Ken Stovitz.  Dany Wolf (The Nanny Diaries, Junebug), Susan Ekins (Oceans 11, 12, 13) and Han San Ping (Kung Fu Hero, Go Lala Go!) were the executive producers.

The Karate Kid DVD and Blu-ray are filled with special features. The DVD includes behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film Just For Kicks, Chinese lessons, as well as the music video for the film’s hit song, “Never Say Never,” in which Smith sings with teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. The Blu-ray contains exclusive bonus features which include an alternate ending where fans can watch Jackie Chan fight, Production Diaries hosted by Jackie Chan and an interactive map of China which shows all of the amazing locations the movie was shot in. The Blu-ray Disc™ also contains movieIQ+sync, a new and immersive BD-Live movie watching experience that uses a connected real-time movie database.  With a movieIQ enabled Blu-ray Disc and an Internet connected Blu-ray player, movie fans can dive into continuously updated information on the cast and crew while exploring relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information, all tied to scenes within the movie. Additionally, movieIQ+sync gives viewers the full movieIQ experience on their computer or iPhone by linking to the Blu-ray disc.

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Synopsis:

12?year?old Dre Parker (Smith) could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s (Henson) latest career move has landed them in Beijing, China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying ? the feeling is mutual ? but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. Without any friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn until he meets maintenance man Mr. Han (Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

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THE KARATE KID DVD:

  • Feature Film
  • Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
  • Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid
  • Music Video: Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never,” Featuring Jaden Smith

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THE KARATE KID Blu-ray Combo Pack:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc):

  • Feature Film
  • Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
  • Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid
  • Music Video: Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never,” Featuring Jaden Smith
  • Alternate Ending : Watch Jackie Chan Fight!
  • Interactive Feature: On Location: The Karate Kid Interactive Map of China
  • Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons
  • Production Diaries Hosted by Jackie Chan
  • Music Video: Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never,” Featuring Jaden Smith
  • movieIQ+sync™
  • PS3 Wallpaper Theme
  • Digital copy of the film for the PSP®

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Disc 2 (DVD)*:

  • Feature Film
  • Digital copy of the film for the PC,  Mac or iPod

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