Mortal Kombat Poster

Release Date: August 18th, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

PG-13|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert) handpicks three martial artists -- federal agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), Shaolin monk Lui Kang (Robin Shou) and action movie sensation Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) -- and mentors them. After intense training, Rayden transports the trio to Outworld, the site of an inter-dimensional fighting tournament. There, the three humans must defeat the demonic warriors of the evil Shang Sung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) -- or allow Sung to take over the Earth.

Cast: Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Talisa Soto, Christopher Lambert, Trevor Goddard, Chris Casamassa

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Genres: Action

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Just like the popular (and more graphically violent) video game it's spun from, kung-fooy and kartoony Kombat shoves plot and personality aside to focus on action cloaked in mystic mumbo-jumbo and gloomy mock-gothic graphics. [21 Aug 1995 Pg. 03.D]

  • Mortal Kombat the movie has everything a teenage boy could want: snakes that jut out of a villain's palms, acrobatic kung- fu fighting and a couple of battling babes. Everything, that is, but an interesting plot, decent dialogue and compelling acting show more

  • Expect lots of earsplitting music, garish visuals and badly staged martial arts action. show more

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