Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Action / Martial Arts

Karate Warrior (88 Films Blu-ray)

88 Films is releasing director Fabrizio De Angelis’ Karate Warrior (88 Films) on a 2K restoration Blu-ray. Street date is October 7, 2019.

Anthony is in the Phillipines visiting his father. He inadvertently interferes with the affairs of local gangster Quino, who also happens to be a champion Karate fighter. After embarrassing Quino near a local tournament, Anthony is beaten up and left for dead. An old monk nurses Anthony back to health and teaches him the ways of martial arts so he may go back and fight Quino again. Starring Kim Rossi Stuart, Ken Watanabe, Jared Martin, and Janet Agren.

Shipping starts on October 7, 2019


  • Director: Fabrizio De Angelis (aka: Larry Ludman)
  • Starring: Kim Rossi Stuart, Ken Watanabe, Jannelle Barretto
  • Country: Italy
  • Production Year: 1987
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Formats: Color
  • Audio: English; Italian
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: The Boy in the Golden Kimono; Il ragazzo dal kimono d’oro
  • Studio: 88 Films (UK)


  • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
  • 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 Poster Design

Karate Warrior 1987 trailer


Notice: The picture quality of this video does not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.

Leave A Comment