Anthony Scott (Kim Rossi Stuart, Romanzo Criminale) heads to Manilla for a chance to re-connect with his Father (Jared Martin, Aenigma), but as soon as he lands in the sweltering heat of the Philippines, Anthony swiftly finds himself on the wrong side of Quino (Enrico Toralba), a local gangster… who also happens to be a badass Karate champion. After a royal smack-down, Anthony vows to get his revenge and seeks the help of the mysterious Master Kimura (Kensaku Watanabe), the man responsible for teaching Quino his formidable fighting skills before he turned to a life of crime, Anthony is soon under Kimura’s tutorage and en route to mastering the art of the Dragon Blow!
From Fabrizio De Angelis (Killer Crocodile) comes Karate Warrior (A.K.A The Boy in the Golden Kimono), a very Italian take on The Karate Kid. Featuring an early lead role for future Italian megastar, Kim Rossi Stuart, Karate Warrior features a host of cult cinema talent, including the lovely Janet Agren (Hands of Steel) and sports a pulsating soundtrack from BAFTA-nominee, Simon Boswell (The Crying Game). 88 Films are proud to unveil this gorgeous 2k restoration of a cult classic beat ‘em up that spawned 5 sequels!
Brand New 2K Remaster from The Original 35mm Negative in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Extensive Cleanup and Colour Correction carried out in the UK
Remastered Uncompressed English Audio
Optional English SDH Subtitles
Alternative Longer Italian Version featuring Remastered Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated Subtitles
Lighting the Kimono: an interview with Giuseppe Pinori
Cinema of the Underdog: Mike Leeder on the legacy of Martial Arts Cinema
The Cynic the Rat and the Karate Warrior: a featurette by Eugenio Ercolani detailing Umberto Lenzi's involvement in the Karate Warrior Franchise
Reversible Sleeve with Italian Title