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Mortal Kombat (1995)

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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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Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

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Ed Boon (video games), John Tobias (video games) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Lord Raiden
Robin Shou ... Liu Kang
Linden Ashby ... Johnny Cage
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shang Tsung
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Sonya Blade (as Bridgette Wilson)
Talisa Soto ... Kitana
Trevor Goddard ... Kano
Chris Casamassa ... Scorpion
François Petit ... Sub-Zero
Keith Cooke ... Reptile (as Keith H. Cooke)
Hakim Alston Hakim Alston ... Fighting Monk
Kenneth Edwards Kenneth Edwards ... Art Lean
John Fujioka ... Chief Priest
Daniel Haggard Daniel Haggard ... Assistant Director
Sandy Helberg ... Director
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Storyline

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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FIGHT! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

The Threshold Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combate Mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,283,887, 20 August 1995

Gross USA:

$70,454,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,195,920
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The coined phrase "Flawless Victory" (a match where the victor sustains no attacks from their opponent) was used regarding four matches in the film. However only two of the matches meet the criteria: Sub-zero's first match against a henchmen and Johnny Cage's match against Goro. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chan: No! Please!
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Crazy Credits

After all of the credits have rolled, you hear Emperor Shao Khan, from the games, say "Excellent! *maniacal laugh*!!! Flawless victory!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The TBS Superstation version removes some of the more violent sound effects, e.g. bones crunching or arms twisting, and also two bad words... The "I smell something" comment is followed by silence and the obscenity can only be seen being said. Also, complete removal of the offensive word after, "Those were $500 sunglasses", which worked out fine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Halcyon + On + On
Written by Phil Hartnoll, Paul Hartnoll, Edward Barton
Performed by Orbital
Courtesy of Internal/London International Records, Ltd.
Sample of "It's A Fine Day"
Performed by Opus III
(Courtesy of PWL International)
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A nice adaption!
4 January 2010 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

MK 1995 is a fine, just fine adaption. It is pretty often for movies based upon video games to end up crappy as a final product. Well, this one was more than OK. No need to tell anything except a few things... a few good things. The acting crew is great - Robin Shou (Liu Kang), Linden Ashby (Johny Cage) and Bridgette Willson (Sonya Blade) were great in their parts. Robin Shou is not the best actor around, but he proved to be great as Liu Kang and I find him, for now, to be the best who portrayed Kang in live action film. Linden Ashby was an excellent choice for Johny Cage. He was funny, cocky and sarcastic as a character, and I think that Ashby did a great job. Bridgette Willson was OK, but not all that great. Maybe because they give her so little to work with. And when it comes to that, our leading characters are not that much developed. They are just there to win the tournament, but their backgrounds are pretty solid, and that's about it. Too bad that they didn't give them more to their character. Christopher Lambert was fine as Rayden, mysterious and tall. But his acting was a bit wooden. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa was excellent was Shang Tsung, his performance was inspiring and he made Tsung with such unmitigated charisma. So far, he is my favorite Shang Tsung. Talisa Soto (Kitana) was also good, alas just like Sonya, little developed and two dimensional. She was there to increase the plot for Liu Kang. Now, the one I really found most entertaining is none else than Trevor Goddard (Kano), his Kano was very fun! His Australian accent and charm were just through the roof! To mention the fact that most voice actors in video games based their performances on Goddard's. Thanks to him, this Kano is memorized and trademarked forever. Love this Kano! The martial artist that played Reptile (Keith Cooke), Sub Zero (Francois Petit) and Scorpion (Chris Casamassa) were amazing in what they do best - kicking some butt! They really gave a 200% effort and hard work in fight scenes. Fights are excellent, dynamic and well choreographed. The atmosphere in certain scenes is good, in a way, it gives us a decent impressions of "fighting locations." The locations and studio sets were good, CGI, was not that great. But, don't despair. One of the most beautiful things in this film is Goro. Performed by special effects master and student to Stan Winston - Tom Woodruff Jr. Who did an impressive job on Goro. You just can't deny his puppetry and animatronics. All that is pretty well mixed with voice acting of Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced Goro. For the end, Paul WS Anderson is not my favorite director, nor I don't find most of his films good. But, this one is very special and it was one of his early works in Hollywood, so he had to prove it. And he did it. He did a good job. Keep it in mind that this movie offers you only a tiny amount of blood. Whereas the game is extremely violent. This movie, reasonably is not. It's a decent fun! Watch it!


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