For many, the news has likely provoked a surge of nostalgia, and fans may be wondering if original star Elizabeth Shue will return to the TV sequel.
What Avildsen has posted, in 13 ten-minute segments, is the rehearsal that he and his actors conducted before principal photography began. Much of it is shot on location, but several scenes unfold on a sparsely appointed soundstage, with the actors pretending to turn on an invisible leaky faucet or drink an invisible glass of pungent Okinawan tea.
Some of the scenes closely resemble their counterparts in the finished film, but others remain rough, with Avildsen and his team still working out how to frame the action.
But nothing on the DVD compares to the trove of archival footage that director John Avildsen has posted on his You Tube channel.
Nestled among home videos of Avildsen’s vacations and birthday parties are a series of clips that, when watched in sequence, comprise a shadow version of .
30 years is a long time to hold onto such a grudge, granted, but it would also make for great television, you guys.
Billy Zabka was ideally cast as Daniel La Russo’s bullying teenage nemesis Johnny Lawrence in the classic 1984 film. Last year I was in Boston hosting a Halloween party and it was the first time since I did the movie that I threw on the skeleton outfit.Perhaps most exciting of all, we see the actors rehearsing scenes that did not make it into the movie, and several of these provide insight into plot holes that have long frustrated students of the movie.(Among the questions addressed by the footage: How did Daniel’s mother end up working at a restaurant, not at a computer start-up?So it's understandable that fans would also be curious about whether Shue, who played Ali, the love interest, in and will see Daniel and Johnny reigniting their rivalry.The characters will apparently also address their own personal demons from the past and present through the masterful art of Karate.It’s like hearing a band and just hearing the same old song over and over.