Mortal Kombat (1995) Poster



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Followed by 

Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Spun-off from 

Mortal Kombat (1992) (Video Game)


Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1995) (TV Series)
The show continues the film's storyline.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) (TV Series)


Referenced in 

Like Grains of Sand (1995)
Film poster is visible in a theater.
Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Four - Spoof of the Living Dead II (1995) (TV Movie)
After Detective Dave brutally slays another zombie in the cemetery battle, he raises his arms in the air above the corpse and yells, "Ultimate combo!!!" in the same way as the famous, "Mortal Kombat!!!" cry.
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
The name of the file for the strip club music is called Mortail Wombat and uses music similar to the theme from the movie
Spy Hard (1996)
Weird Science: Family Affair (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to the film.
The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) (Video)
An animatronic Goro can be seen behind Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis.
Blade (1998)
Some of the action sequences from this movie
Pocket Dragon Adventures: Mortal Wombat (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Troldspejlet: Episode #23.1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of the VHS release of "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" (1998)
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
part of a trivia question
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
In Hell (2003)
Before Kyle is about to defeate his opponent one of the guards yells "Finsh Him"
Mortal Kombat Domination (2003) (Short)
The name and the competition
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Bill makes reference to the White Lotus a group of warriors that was created by Raiden
The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Southland Tales (2006)
Christopher Lambert's chuckles and then says "Sorry", just as he did in Mortal Kombat
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
the female Asian assasin has a fan with blades attached to it, like Kitana from this movie
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Open Season 2 (2008) (Video)
Elliott shouts out "Mortal Kombat" as he jumps from the tree
Nostalgia Critic: Double Dragon (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic says this movie sucks.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Bad Movie Beatdown: AVP Alien vs. Predator (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among Paul W.S. Anderson's other works
Trampoline Ninjas (2009) (Video)
The fighting is very similar.
Nostalgia Critic: The Room (2010) (TV Episode)
"Ha ha ha, let's role-play. You be Sonya Blade and I'll be a terrible actor".
Nostalgia Critic: The Phantom (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown briefly
Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) (TV Episode)
Cameron Diaz mentions that originally she was going to to be in this movie, but she broke her wrist before filming when being interviewed by Conan O'Brien
Edición Especial Coleccionista: La colina de las botas (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of March/April
Destination Truth: Thai Tree People/Aiya Napa Monster (2011) (TV Episode)
"Loved your work in Mortal Kombat"
Attack of the Show!: Casey Wilson (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael Jai White talks about how he was plan to play as Jax in the past two movies.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Against the Dark (2011) (TV Episode)
"Hi, Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, how's that career going?"
Bad Movie Beatdown: BMB Spoony Experiment: Tekken (2011) (TV Episode)
"That's Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat."
The Spoony Experiment: The King of Fighters (2011) (TV Episode)
"Now they are trying to rip off of Mortal Kombat"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
"Lead by Captain Liu Kang and must have hit some hard times after winning Mortal Kombat"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Paul W. S. Anderson directed the film
220 Volts: Sexo (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara says he'd rather be watching this than reading Marville.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Kano is seen at the bad guys anon
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Twilight in 6 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Theme music is used
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian goes APE for Animatronics with ADI (2013) (TV Episode)
Goro is prominently seen in the studioADI display room.
Hilariocity Review: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it.
JonTron: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when discussing Larry Kasanoff.
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
Broden is a parody of Raiden and is also modeled after Raiden
Cougar Town: This One's for Me (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mortal Kombat X (2015) (Video Game)
Johnny Cage's VS intro with Goro, he references the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie by asking Goro "Don't you owe me some sunglasses?"
The Cinema Snob: The Crippled Avengers (2015) (TV Episode)
"This Mortal Kombat is in no danger of Paul W.S. Anderson turning it into a PG-13."
Outside Xbox: 5 Terrible Mortal Kombat Clones That Time Forgot (2015) (TV Episode)
The video game is mentioned.
Honest Game Trailers: Mortal Kombat X (2015) (TV Episode)
Theme music used
Nostalgia Critic: Event Horizon (2015) (TV Episode)
"According to the director of Mortal Kombat..."
Russian Sentai HoodyRanger: The Beginning (2016) (Video)
Scene on parking
The Best Ever!: The Best Ever! Video Game Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Bokeem Woodbine (2016) (TV Episode)
Game and film franchise mentioned.
GirlFight: inVite (2016) (Short)
Moonlight uses the line, "But I'll give you a break."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
"MORTAL KOMBAT!" / "Scorpin vs. Sub-Zero. FIGHT!"

Featured in 

Gamesmaster: Episode #5.5 (1995) (TV Episode)
Feature on this movie
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Flash backs of the first movie is shown
Blade (1998)
Characters can be seen watching this movie on TV in the blood club
The Slanted Screen (2006)
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Video Game Nerd Rant (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic mention that he's review this movie which is based off of a game.
Nostalgia Critic: Kazaam (2008) (TV Episode)
The title theme to the "Mortal Kombat" movie adaption is dubbed over the ending fight.
Nostalgia Critic: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
"Quest for Good Video Game Movie" segment
Phelous & the Movies: PhearDotCom.Com (2009) (TV Episode)
A soul-sucking scene is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Waterworld (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during fighting
Hollywood's Top Ten: Game On! (2010) (TV Episode)
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Awesome movie fights
The Spoony Experiment: Tekken: The Motion Picture (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Simon Sez (2011) (TV Episode)
The fight music is played.
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
Rayden: "Your brothers' soul is mine!"
Phelous & the Movies: Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (2012) (TV Episode)
Phelous compares the animated film to the live action one.
Phelous & the Movies: Mortal Phombat (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Phelous & the Movies: Mortal Phombat 2: Anniphelation (2012) (TV Episode)
compares the original film to the sequel
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
this movie's theme ranks at #5
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Phelous & the Movies: Top 10 Phelous Moments 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
This review takes #4
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian Sets Sh*t on Fire with Ron Trost (2013) (TV Episode)
A shot from the film shows up onscreen as Ron Trost described rigging to fly actors.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
"...Goro in Mortal Kombat..."
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at movies based on video games + clip shown
Honest Game Trailers: Mortal Kombat (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Best Ever!: The Best Ever! Mortal Kombat Kombatant (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Outside Xbox: The 6 Dirtiest Moves in Videogames We Cannot Approve Of (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment upon it.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Battle Cries in Gaming (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Video Game Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The #3 pick.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Ninja (2017) (TV Episode)
Scorpion is the #5 pick.

Spoofed in 

The Spirit of Christmas (1995) (Short)
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Scorpion appears in this episode and does a fatality on Xandir
Tropic Thunder (2008)
When Kirk enters the drug camp, disguised as a "rice farmer", he looks and talks like Lord Rayden.
How It Should Have Ended: How Mortal Kombat Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
Argo 2 (2015)
Spoofs a scene or character
Killjoy's Psycho Circus (2016)
fight scene set to a slightly altered version of the Mortal Kombat theme

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