Do you enjoy extremely graphic and violent bone-crunching and blood-splattering in your animated movies, where a “R” rating just doesn’t seem to be enough? Perhaps you have thought that being a fan of the franchise would prepare you for the ungodly amount of decapitations, spine and organ removals, and close-ups of actual bone marrow? You are not prepared for this!
Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!
An all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” is now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, and arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
We were delighted to watch Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge with a multitude of fans during a community viewing party when it came out on DigitalHD on April 14th, with the voice of Scorpion himself, Patrick Seitz, providing live-tweeting (@Seitz_Unseen) throughout the 80-minute film.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment then hosted a virtual panel – an in-depth discussion amongst filmmakers and voice actors, including actor Joel McHale and Mortal Kombat game co-creator Ed Boon – to celebrate the Digital release of “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
The panel was able to be viewed Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET on the Mortal Kombat YouTube page, as well as the Mortal Kombat Twitter channel and Mortal Kombat Facebook page. Panelists for the one-hour chat – which featured several film clips – included Joel McHale (Community, The CW’s upcoming Stargirl), voice of Hollwyood-star-turned-warrior Johnny Cage, and Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), co-creator of the game and creative consultant on the film; Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird, The Fosters), voice of Liu Kang; Patrick Seitz (Mortal Kombat X, Agrretsuko, Naruto: Shippuden), voice of Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi; Producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face); and Screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans). Joshua Gray, producer and host of Mortal Kombat Events & Professional Tournaments since 2015, moderated the panel discussion.
If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to have no limits to your Mortal Kombat experience, this animated film is IT! From the sounds of bones crunching to the spurts and splashes of blood, and guts falling out all over, you cringe when some of the combatants are being defeated in nasty ways.
There are plenty of bonus featurettes on the Blu-ray and UltraHD Combo Pack, like interviews with the creators, artists and even the sound designers, to keep you coming back to see more.