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Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
Actors: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     1997     1hr 41min

based on the best-selling home video game, this action adventuretells of a group of expert fighters who compete in a dangerous tournament for the fate of mankind on a mysterious island.

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Actors: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Creators: Alison Savitch, Danny Simon, Lauri Apelian, Lawrence Kasanoff, Ed Boon, John Tobias, Kevin Droney
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Live
DVD Release Date: 03/26/1997
Original Release Date: 08/18/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 08/18/1995
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Reviewed on 4/1/2011...
Great movie for pre-teen. My son really enjoyed it!
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Movie Reviews

Still Rocks
Johnny Biggs | Brampghanistan | 02/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie still rocks. The Reptile effects are kind of dated, but everything else... hell yes! Next to Resident Evil (One, not Two), the best video game adaptation ever. No, it ain't a life affirming oscar worthy masterpiece, but its' a damn good time, with rockin' music, excellent fight scenes and gorgeous scenery. It stays pretty close to the game (minus the extreme gore). If you dug Enter The Dragon, you'll dig this."
Still The Best Film Based On A Video Game
K. Forte | Queens, NY USA | 11/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Video game films are either awful or just entertaining...nothing more. Mortal Kombat is the only film based on a video game that was very good. Kevin Droney, who wrote this film really did job writing it close to the game. Even the characters from the game were done well. The only problem is that some of the dialogue sucks and the fatalities were watered-down.

Paul W.S. Anderson showed his talent in directing for the first time in the USA. He is a good director, too bad his directing isn't as strong now as it was before he did Resident Evil. And I'm glad he didn't write this because he's one of the worst writers in Holloywood today.

Johnny Cage {Ashby} was the best character in this movie and he the best fight scene, the battle between him and Scorpion {Casamassa}. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa has played many villians in his career, but Shang Tsung is his best performance. Liu Kang {Shou} Sonya Blade {Wilson} Kano {Goddard} and Rayden {Lambert} were all good characters too.

Nothing has beat Mortal Kombat as the best film based on a video game because films based on video games are never done right. A lot of them are just films using the game's title to make money.

Hopefully one day, a real director/writer will make one super cool...and not written by Paul W.S. Anderson or anything by Uwe Suck.

But for now, Mortal Kombat will still hold on to that title as the best film based on a video game."
Still love it
Ebby D | Canada | 08/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this movie came out, I was twelve years old and horribly afraid of being caught out as not old enough to see a PG-13 movie without an adult. In spite of that fear however, I saw this movie no less than seven times in the theatre alone. Now at almost 23 years old, I can say that this movie still makes me giddy with enjoyment. I love Liu Kang, Raiden and especially Reptile. Annihilation didn't come close to matching this movie. They couldn't keep the actors from the first film, Johnny Cage died in the first five seconds and the actor who had replaced Christopher Lambert as Raiden was terrible. But this movie, this movie captured my imagination over and over again and will likely continue to do so."