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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week, Part 3 ...

Yoinked from wikipedia ...

"Mortal Kombat is a 1995 action and adventure film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film was the first part of the Mortal Kombat film series.

The film follows the warrior Liu Kang (Robin Shou), actor Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), and agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), guided by the Thunder God Raiden (Christopher Lambert), on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and his forces on a tournament to save Earth. The main inspiration for the film was the first title of the video-game series, but also featured elements and characters from the game Mortal Kombat II. Mortal Kombat was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, as well as on location in Thailand.

The film was released on August 18, 1995 in the United States, on October 20, 1995 in the United Kingdom and on December 26, 1995 in Australia. It proved very popular with fans of the games and received average to good reviews upon its release. The film cruised into the top box office spot earning $122,195,920 worldwide. To this day, it's still considered one of the best video-game to movie adaptations and later spawned a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, released in 1997, and a TV series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, released in 1998. The short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth was released in June 2010.

In 1995, several months before the movie's release, Threshold Entertainment released a tie-in animated film on VHS and Laserdisc called Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. It featured traditional animation, motion capture and CGI to explain the origins behind some of the movie's main characters. The video also featured a 15-minute behind-the scenes documentary of the theatrical release.

The Immortals: Theme from Mortal Kombat

KMFDM: Juke Joint Jezebel

Mortal Kombat opened on August 18, 1995, and cruised into the top box-office spot with $23.2 million, nearly eight times the opening amount of the only other new release that weekend, The Baby-Sitters Club. At the time, it was also the second-highest August opening after 1993's The Fugitive. MK enjoyed a three-week stay at number one, grossed roughly $70,454,098 in the U.S., and earned an estimated $122,195,920 worldwide, while the soundtrack went platinum in less than two weeks.

It is still in debate whether Warner Brothers will produce the remake of the film and all projects are currently stalled, but the storybook will be written by Oren Uziel. Anderson had also talked about making the reboot Mortal Kombat film. Before anything can be considered, though, the studio is going to have to fight off a legal challenge from previous owners, Threshold Entertainment. The Wrap reported that the production company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Warner Brothers, claiming the studio has frozen them out of developing the video game adaption."

So here it is, part three of my whatever crap I want to watch Father's Day movie marathon!

Have fun and remember who loves you!


Will I make it to part four?

Stick around to find out ...

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