Back in the Day with John and Jay

Episode 101: Mortal Kombat (1995) // FINISH HIM!!!

January 08, 2024 John and Jay Episode 101
Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 101: Mortal Kombat (1995) // FINISH HIM!!!
Show Notes

In this episode, we'll dive deep into the origins of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, exploring its humble arcade beginnings, meteoric rise to popularity, and the intense anticipation leading up to the film's release. From the iconic characters like Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage to the menacing Shang Tsung and the otherworldly Outworld champions, we'll dissect the cast and characters that brought the virtual martial arts tournament to life.

Our journey doesn't stop there. We'll uncover the challenges faced by the filmmakers in translating a beloved video game into a cinematic experience, the groundbreaking special effects that pushed the boundaries of 90s technology, and the unforgettable soundtrack that became synonymous with the Mortal Kombat brand.

But what made "Mortal Kombat" more than just a film? Join us as we explore the cultural impact, the controversies surrounding video game violence, and the enduring legacy that continues to resonate with fans to this day. From flawless victories to unforgettable fatalities, we'll relive the excitement, nostalgia, and lasting influence of "Mortal Kombat" in our podcast episode that pays homage to the 90s cinematic realm. Get ready to test your might and embark on this nostalgic journey into the heart of "Mortal Kombat"!

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