‘Mortal Kombat’ is now a Download and YOU Can Win a Copy
In 1992, there may have been nothing bigger and more exciting than the video game [[[Mortal Kombat]]]. Wisely, Midway Games created their own universe with six realms which have unique backstories, all created by the Elder Gods. Players could manipulate their favorite surviving warrior — Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, and Jax, — and fight for survival in do-or-die tournaments.
The phenomenon was huge, spawning follow-up games, merchandise, and, of course, movies. Now available for download this week is the first Mortal Kombat film from 1995. The movie can be downloaded from iTunes and played on your iPod, phone, or tablet.
Released on August 18, it grossed $23 million and was proven critic proof. After earning over $70 million, it gave birth to 1997’s [[[Mortal Kombat: Annihilation]]]. The first film had the benefit of Paul W. S. Anderson’s early work, showing us what the director can do with action and other realities.
Warner Digital describes the movie this way: 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. Starring Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan), Bridgette Wilson (Shopgirl, The Wedding Planner), Linden Ashby (Prom Night, Resident Evil: Extinction), Robin Shou (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Death Race) and Talisa Soto (Don Juan DeMarco, License to Kill). Directed by Paul Anderson (AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Death Race).
Here’s a link to see the film’s trailer and remind yourself of the fun and excitement.
Meantime, ComicMix has one free digital download to give away. Tell us who your favorite character from the film is and why. The best answer received by Sunday at 11:59 p.m., as determined by our esteemed panel of judges, will win the download. Good luck.