Movie Ranking: four / five

  • By lucky44124, January 17, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    john thanks for casting the mother and having her play her part like that!! I think she is the only real truthful mother in fim history! They never show a mother like this…. my mom was like this and allot of my friends mom’s were like this! Usually mom’s portrayed on film are mean assholes or just stupid, over protective or nosey! The karate kid is the only movie I can think of that shows this style of mom!! Which is most moms from the 70’s & 80’s.

  • By avildsen1221, January 17, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    @HurtigerHarald Canceled before shooting began. That’s the value of rehearsing and shooting the rehearsal and cutting it together before you do it for real. Happy to know you enjoyed it.

  • By lucky44124, January 17, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    This is why this movie is one the best ever…. you at the detail!! Most wouldnt film basically the whole movie in rehearsal! Amazing stuff!

  • By HurtigerHarald, January 17, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    If they were caught on tape, do you know if there are any plans to include them in some kind of Extended Version/Director’s Cut or even to put them online as well? Would love to see them! Thank you again.

  • By HurtigerHarald, January 17, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Thist ist just so awesome. For a Karate Kid fanatic like me it’s just pure heaven. Thank you so much for sharing this, Mr. Avildsen.
    One little question, can you tell me if some of the scenes that didn’t make it into the final movie but are present here (like the cafeteria scene, Ali being molested, Daniel trying to convince his mother to sign the All Valley sheet etc.) were shot properly or were they cancelled before the proper shooting started?

  • By Philovideo, January 17, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Mr. Adildsen,
    Thank you for posting this interesting video compilation of various rehearsal clips! Your production crew did a fantastic job in producing the Karate Kid movie. As with any film production, I am sure it involves a lot of hard work, some frustrations, retakes and more retakes and long hours to make the final finished production as perfect as possible. You had some awesome talent on the set to work with. I just purchased the Special Edition of Karate Kid. Enjoyed the commentaries!

  • By Philovideo, January 17, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    @iceveiled According to the special edition DVD of the Karate Kid movie that I recently purchased where you can watch the movie with the commentary turned on with film director John Avildsen, writer Robert Mark Kamen and actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita making comments while the movie is playing and one of them made a comment that that apartment complex had been demolished. Kind of reminds me of an old apartment complex I lived at for a while in The South Bay area of Los Angeles!

  • By brettactordirector, January 17, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    So glad to come across this!  Very awesome for a Karate Kid fan like me. Thanks for uploading these rehearsals 🙂

  • By STEJTHEGREATEST, January 17, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    @perkoff That’ll be interesting to see. Lets just hope YouTube don’t close your account if you do it.

  • By perkoff, January 17, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    @gouki2005 I’m in the process of editing together these clips with the music from the movie. Hopefully no one has a problem with me uploading it to youtube.

  • By perkoff, January 17, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    @zanefielding I made a playlist and so did others, just type “karate kid rehearsal, playlist” into the youtube search, make sure to put a comma after the word rehearsal.

  • By STEJTHEGREATEST, January 17, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    @darrylvidal1 Whoa!!! You were the actor who was in the semi final with Johnny? I wish I could move like you did in your tournament scenes, but I’m a sedentary person with a protruding belly, and I get a tad out of breath just going up a flight of stairs. Woe is me.

  • By BrightLightsOn, January 17, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    This is amazing, thank you. I’m watching the whole trilogy (again) today, just finished part 1.

  • By Lonaug, January 17, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    “Afta! Afta, afta!”
    Wise words!

  • By darrylvidal1, January 17, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Is it you Mr. Avildsen? it’s me Darryl. Have any outtakes from the tournament? Like the other points I scored that didn’t make it into the final? Haha….

  • By zanefielding, January 17, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I love this….but, I wish all parts were cut together into one video.

  • By gouki2005, January 17, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    really boring withouth the kick ass soundtrack

  • By davefoster12, January 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Just saw these videos, this is really cool. Karate Kid is an awesome movie. Thanks for letting us see these.

  • By bonvivant55, January 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    This is better than the new Karate kid, can you just release this. lol

  • By tomkasto, January 17, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    So why did Machinima link an over 1 year old clip as new? Oh well who cares. Love Karate Kid 😀

  • By AliensVSChuckNorris, January 17, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

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  • By AliensVSChuckNorris, January 17, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Stuff like this, that Avildsen himself can come here and post all this material is what makes You tube gold. Priceless.

  • By AliensVSChuckNorris, January 17, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Im amazed at how many people couldn’t spell Avildsen right. Even being right there in the name of the poster.

  • By AliensVSChuckNorris, January 17, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Damn i can think of thousands of movies that i wish there were material such as this of.

  • By cbaka, January 17, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Great script, great actors, great director, great movie : a great film that marked the history of cinema. A great film made with heart and respect that has marked the history of cinema .. I saw it when I was 14, I have fond memories and I showed it to my son .. . He loved it. Thank you Mr. Avildsen, Mr Maccio, Mr Morita and all who participated … for sharing your art.

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