Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation

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Overview

John R. Leonetti's special effects laden sequel to Mortal Kombat comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, making it preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include profiles of the characters, and the ability to instantly access any of the film's many fight scenes. Genre ...
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Overview

John R. Leonetti's special effects laden sequel to Mortal Kombat comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, making it preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include profiles of the characters, and the ability to instantly access any of the film's many fight scenes. Genre enthusiasts will greatly enjoy this release from New Line.
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Special Features

Widescreen and full-frame versions of the film; Kombatant biographies; 3-D computer models; Character sketches; Set designs; Special "Jump to Fight" feature; Original theatrical trailer; Animated menus
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
Continuing in the tradition of shockingly putrid video game film adaptations, comes this sequel to Paul W.S. Anderson's surprise hit version of the fighting game Mortal Kombat. Whereas the first film was a guilty schlock pleasure, this sequel is an exercise in the art of genuinely beautiful trash cinema. Directed by acclaimed cinematographer John R. Leonetti, the film portends bad things when the star of the original, Christopher Lambert, is replaced by James Remar and one of the first film's big heroes, Johnny Cage (Chris Conrad), is killed off in the first ten minutes. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation never takes the foot off the accelerator as our heroes fight endless kung fu robots, travel under the Earth in giant balls, and encounter creatures made with some the most offensive CGI effects ever seen. In between all of this, the audience gets to hear some gloriously stupid dialogue and acting so bad it's no shock that much of the film's cast has yet to be seen onscreen since. Perhaps the slogan "Destroy All Expectations" was meant not as a tool to sell the film to the video game-obsessed youth at whom it was targeted, but as a warning to all going into Mortal Kombat Annihilation expecting any kind of reality onscreen. Lovers of extreme cinema will delight in the film, which has already found a devoted cult following, but all others are recommended to keep an extreme distance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • UPC: 794043465222
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,840

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Shou Liu Kang
Talisa Soto Kitana
James Remar Rayden
Sandra Hess Sonya Blade
Lynn Red Williams Jax
Brian Thompson Shao-Kahn
Reiner Schoene Shinnok
Musetta Vander Sindel
Irina Pantaeva Jade
Deron McBee Motaro
Marjean Holden Sheeva
Litefoot Nightwolf
Keith Cooke Sub Zero
John Medlan Ermac
Dana Hee Mileena
J.J. Perry Cyrax/Scorpion
Tyrone C. Wiggins Rain
Dennis Keiffer Baraka
Ridley Tsui Smoke
Technical Credits
John R. Leonetti Director
Fern Champion Casting
Lee Cleary Asst. Director
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Chuck Comisky Special Effects Supervisor
Brent V. Friedman Screenwriter
Carla Fry Executive Producer
Lawrence Kasanoff Original Story, Producer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
John Midgley Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Paladini Casting
Ray Park Stunts
Jennifer Parsons Costumes/Costume Designer
Peck Prior Editor
Kevin Reidy Co-producer
Alison Savitch Executive Producer, Special Effects Supervisor
Nathan Schroeder Art Director
John Tobias Original Story
Joshua Wexler Associate Producer, Original Story
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
Bryce Zabel Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Menu Group #1 with 17 chapter(s) covering 01:34:34
1. Kahn Opens Portal. [3:33]
2. The Velospheres. [2:46]
3. Kahn and Shinnok. [1:10]
4. Kitana's Abduction. [3:29]
5. Sonya Rescues Jax. [1:59]
6. Animality. [:50]
7. Caged Kitana. [2:27]
8. Dragon Dessert. [:44]
9. Eternal Palace. [2:29]
10. Into Outword. [:39]
11. Royal Temple. [1:59]
12. Kahn's Army. [4:00]
13. Kitana's Rescue. [3:34]
14. Jade's Betrayal. [6:02]
15. Final Battle. [2:01]
16. Home Again. [:01]
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Menu

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Subtitled Languages.
Spoken Languages.
Menu Group #1 with 17 chapter(s) covering 01:34:34
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is so much worse than the original. Even the guys at Midway Games thought poorly of this flick. Only Liu Kang and Kitana were performed by the original actors, although I do prefer the actress they introduced for the Sonya Blade character Sandra Hess. There are waaay too many characters in the movie and everything was so much cheesier. Even the costumes were pathetic. What did they do to Raiden? The movie was truly awful even as a B movie - the story was everywhere at once and the final fight with the 'Animalities' was enough to make a fan barf.

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