By: John M Jerva

Love it or hate it, the Mortal Kombat reboot is officially set to hit home video this July. The film has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike but I was one of the ones who was on the bandwagon from the beginning. Did it have flaws, you betcha! But those aside, it was still a fun and gory action spectacle that featured some pretty insane fatalities to accompany the extreme fight action.

Check out the key art below which includes an exclusive steel book edition only at Best Buy!

In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

The special features are pretty solid as well which include several featurettes focusing on the cast, characters, fight choreography and much more. Check out the full specs below!

MORTAL KOMBAT COMES HOME ON JULY 13TH

Special Features and Technical Specs:

DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK

From Game to Screen: The Making of Moral Kombat – Featurette

Mortal Kombat: Fan Favorite Characters – 11 Featurettes

Fight Koreography – Featurette

Intro the Krypt: Easter Eggs of Mortal Kombat – Featurette

Anatomy of a Scene – 7 Feaurettes

Deleted Scenes

Optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television and martial arts. The ensemble includes Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”) as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee (“The Meg”) as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson (“Bombshell”) as Kano; Tadanobu Asano (“Midway”) as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks (TV’s “Supergirl”) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin (“Aquaman”) as Liu Kang; with Chin Han (“Skyscraper”) as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada (“Skyscraper”) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; and Laura Brent as Allison Young.

McQuoid directed from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (“Wonder Woman 1984”), from a story by Oren Uziel (“Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) and Russo, based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein and Larry Kasanoff served as executive producers.

Check out my exclusive review of the film that hit upon its release in April and prepare yourself for Mortal Kombat on July 13th! “It has begun!”

Review: https://action-flix.com/2021/04/24/review-mortal-kombat-delivers-non-stop-fisticuffs-and-a-heaping-dose-of-blood-soaked-fan-service/

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