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Mortal Kombat

September 14, 2020

episode 14

Mortal Kombat

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The Sully brothers break down the variety of movies, TV and web series for the Mortal Kombat franchise, discuss video game adaptations, Christopher Lambert, mass casting fun, and pitch their own original ideas for a Mortal Kombat retake.
Also in this episode:
behind the scenes: Console to Screen: The Highs and Lows of Video Game Adaptations
the big questions:
What video game adaptation director was petitioned to retire from directing?
Who SORT OF got the Mortal Kombat franchise rebooted?
What actor united the Mortal Kombat team in real life as well as on screen?
another giveaway keyword you won’t want to miss.

the franchise

Mortal Kombat

Paul W. S. Anderson19951 h 41 min

19951 h 41 min
Overview

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time.

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Writer
Release Date 18 August 1995

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

John R. Leonetti19971 h 35 min

19971 h 35 min
Overview

A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord bent on taking control of Earth. Sequel to the film "Mortal Kombat," and based on the popular video game.

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Director John R. Leonetti
Writer
Release Date 11 November 1997

Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins

Joseph Francis19950 h 54 min

Not rated yet!
Action, Animation
19950 h 54 min
Overview

The heroes from the hard-hitting MORTAL KOMBAT video game explode onto the screen in this pulse-pounding animated action-adventure video. Discover the origin of your favorite character as Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang travel to a mystical land to fight Shang Tsung and Goro for their honor, their lives and for the whole human race in a tournament called Mortal Kombat ! Loaded with wall-to-wall action, this revolutionary video features sensational never-before-seen special effects and awesome computer animation so real you won't believe your eyes.

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Director Joseph Francis
Writer Kevin Droney
Release Date 28 August 1995
Overview

After the vicious slaughter of his family by stone-cold mercenary Sub-Zero, Hanzo Hasashi is exiled to the torturous Netherrealm. There, in exchange for his servitude to the sinister Quan Chi, he’s given a chance to avenge his family – and is resurrected as Scorpion, a lost soul bent on revenge. Back on Earthrealm, Lord Raiden gathers a team of elite warriors – Shaolin monk Liu Kang, Special Forces officer Sonya Blade and action star Johnny Cage – an unlikely band of heroes with one chance to save humanity. To do this, they must defeat Shang Tsung’s horde of Outworld gladiators and reign over the Mortal Kombat tournament.

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Director Ethan Spaulding
Writer Jeremy Adams
Release Date 12 April 2020

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

Kevin Tancharoen20100 h 08 min

Not rated yet!
Action, Fantasy
20100 h 08 min
Overview

MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH is a short film released by Kevin Tancharoen (Director) in 2010. It was originally made as a proof of concept for Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for a reboot movie franchise. This 8-minute short features an intricate fight scene choreographed by Larnell Stovall. It also reintroduces classic Mortal Kombat characters, including: Jax (Michael Jai White), Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan), Johnny Cage (Matt Mullins), Scorpion (Ian Anthony Dale), Baraka (Lateef Crowder) and Shang Tsung (James Lew).

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Director Kevin Tancharoen
Writer Oren Uziel
Release Date 8 June 2010

Mortal Kombat: Legacy

aired: 2011 –  2013 (Webseries, Youtube – 19 Episodes)

Developed by: Kevin Tancharoen

starring: Casper Van Dien, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Jai White, Ian Anthony Dale, Jeri Ryan, Mark Dacascos, Darren Shahlavi, Samantha Jo, Tracy Spiridakos, Matt Mullins

Studios declined Tancharoen’s MK reboot, despite the attention and positive fan reception of MK:Rebirth. Instead Tancharoen got the go-ahead to shoot the web series.
The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a prequel to the original game, explaining the background stories of several characters from the series and demonstrating their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes are nonlinear with minimal continuity and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters. The second season covers the tournament itself.
No one seems to know what happened to Mortal Kombat: Legacy‘s infamous third season. Season 3 had reportedly been filmed and was supposed to be released in 2016, but never was. Several posts from the actors and production crew have been deleted on social media, and Tancharoen ignores any and all questions from fans.

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

aired: 1996 (USA Network- 13 Episodes)

Voicework: Luke Perry, Brian Tochi, Cree Summer, Clancy Brown, Olivia d’Abo, Ron Perlman, Doian Harewood, Zen Todd, John Vernon

Mortal Kombat: conquest

aired: 1998 – 1999 (TNT – 22 Episodes)

Developed by: Juan Carlos Coto

Starring: Kristanna Loken, Paolo Montalban, Jeffrey Meek, Tracy Douglas, Daniel Bernhardt, Bruce Locke, Fabiana Udenio, Elle Macpherson

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Mortal Kombat

Simon McQuoid2021

Not rated yet!
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Overview

A failing boxer uncovers a family secret that leads him to a mystical tournament called Mortal Kombat where he meets a group of warriors who fight to the death in order to save the realms from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung. Based off the popular video game franchise.

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Director Simon McQuoid
Writer Dave Callaham, Oren Uziel, Greg Russo
Release Date 14 January 2021
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episode 14

Mortal Kombat

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Prepare yourself. You are the chosen one, chosen to listen to this electrifying podcast!
The Sully brothers break down the variety of movies, TV and web series for the Mortal Kombat franchise, discuss video game adaptations, Christopher Lambert, mass casting fun, and pitch their own original ideas for a Mortal Kombat retake.
Also in this episode:
behind the scenes: Console to Screen: The Highs and Lows of Video Game Adaptations
the big questions:
What video game adaptation director was petitioned to retire from directing?
Who SORT OF got the Mortal Kombat franchise rebooted?
What actor united the Mortal Kombat team in real life as well as on screen?
another giveaway keyword you won’t want to miss.

the franchise

Mortal Kombat: Legacy

aired: 2011 –  2013 (Webseries, Youtube – 19 Episodes)

Developed by: Kevin Tancharoen

starring: Casper Van Dien, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Jai White, Ian Anthony Dale, Jeri Ryan, Mark Dacascos, Darren Shahlavi, Samantha Jo, Tracy Spiridakos, Matt Mullins

Studios declined Tancharoen’s MK reboot, despite the attention and positive fan reception of MK:Rebirth. Instead Tancharoen got the go-ahead to shoot the web series.
The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a prequel to the original game, explaining the background stories of several characters from the series and demonstrating their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes are nonlinear with minimal continuity and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters. The second season covers the tournament itself.
No one seems to know what happened to Mortal Kombat: Legacy‘s infamous third season. Season 3 had reportedly been filmed and was supposed to be released in 2016, but never was. Several posts from the actors and production crew have been deleted on social media, and Tancharoen ignores any and all questions from fans.

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

aired: 1996 (USA Network- 13 Episodes)

Voicework: Luke Perry, Brian Tochi, Cree Summer, Clancy Brown, Olivia d’Abo, Ron Perlman, Doian Harewood, Zen Todd, John Vernon

Mortal Kombat: conquest

aired: 1998 – 1999 (TNT – 22 Episodes)

Developed by: Juan Carlos Coto

Starring: Kristanna Loken, Paolo Montalban, Jeffrey Meek, Tracy Douglas, Daniel Bernhardt, Bruce Locke, Fabiana Udenio, Elle Macpherson

the retake

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