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Mortal Kombat

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Paul Anderson (1)
  • 97 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action adventure starring Christopher Lambert. Three martial arts experts are summoned to a tournament in the Far East to do battle with demonic contestants from an alternative universe. If they lose, the Earth will fall into the possession of the evil sorcerer Shang.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

At the time this film was made, Mortal Kombat was the world's biggest-selling game franchise, so it was a natural choice for a Hollywood makeover. And, unlike other games-inspired turkeys (Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter), this one actually works, thanks mainly to director Paul Anderson's single-minded dedication to nonstop, expertly choreographed martial arts action, all set to a thumping techno beat. Christopher Lambert is the nominal star, but the best work comes from Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who steals the show with a typically charismatic performance.

Credits

Cast

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Lord RaydenChristopher Lambert
Sonya BladeBridgette Wilson
Johnny CageLinden Ashby
Princess KitanaTalisa Soto
Shang TsungCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
KanoTrevor Goddard
Liu KangRobin Shou

Crew

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DirectorPaul Anderson (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
First Independent Films Ltd
Released on
1995-10-20
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for some of its violence, and contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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