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Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

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Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory... Written by CyberRax

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Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts action and some violence | See all certifications »

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18 August 1995 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,360,285 (USA)
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Trivia

Scripted but not filmed was a scene where Shang Tsung allowed the "Kombatants" a night to bury Art Lean and mourn his loss. They buried him the Garden of Statues, underneath the statue of Kung Lao; this is the only place where Kung Lao appears in any of the movies. Also scripted but not filmed was a battle between Sonya Blade (who wins, naturally) and Jade, another of Shang Tsung's bodyguards. See more »

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When Johnny, Liu, and Sonya are talking to Rayden on the deck of the boat, the night sky and stars in the background are clearly black drapes with lights. The folds in the cloth can be clearly seen. See more »

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[repeated line]
Lord Rayden: I don't think so.
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Play Mortal Kombat 3 (1995) at arcades everywhere. See more »

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Followed by Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) See more »

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Written by Walter Flakus, Christopher Hall, Jim Sellers, David Suycott, Stuart Zechman
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12 August 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

'Mortal Kombat' is a fast-paced adventure with unbelievable action and acting. The story is told brilliantly and it makes for a fun, edge-of-your-seat martial arts tale. Two men and one woman enter a contest that will decide the fate of the world - a tournament to end all tournaments. It's a very dark, shadowy film that prides itself on a gloomy atmosphere for which to muster its ground-breaking fight scenes. Few movies in recent years can match the grittiness and pure painfulness of these fights. If you're an action junkie, or just someone who wants a gripping, enjoyable movie then 'Mortal Kombat' is just what you need. A story of revenge, pride, power, weakness, determination, friendship, danger, life and death. Superb entertainment

  • my absolute favourite.



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