Kombat Bloody Kombat

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Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
101
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Fanedit Running Time:
110
Time Cut:
4
Time Added:
13
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Brief Synopsis:
As a long time fan of first two Mortal Kombat games I was always a fan of this movie too and always wanted to do an edit of it one day. And here it is. This time it isn't as much about changing the plot, but about modyfing the tone & overall feel of the movie. Not to fix it (as it doesn't need that), but to alter it enough to offer a unique watching experience, quite different than original. To achieve that, the movie was completely re-scored with music from martial art films and fighting games with some other additions. Some additional footage taken from other movies was included as well as additional or alternate dialogue lines. Also, some blood VFX and grindhouse effects were added.
Intention:
To see how one of my favourite movies would work with alternate soundtrack and more retro-vibe.
Other Sources:
- additional footage from: Bad Boys (1995), Men of War (1994), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Dangerous Attraction (2000), Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (1993), "I need to Know" music video by Marc Anthony
- music from various Kung Fu movies from 70s (including "Enter The Dragon", "Big Boss" and "Way of the Dragon"), martial arts movies from 80s (including "Enter the Ninja" and "Revenge of the Ninja"), fighting games from 90s (including "Mortal Kombat II") and some other movies
- songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Carl Douglas, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top and others
- SFX and dialogue lines from Mortal Kombat 2, 10 and 11
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Added a few scenes from various unrelated movies in first act
- Added a few scenes from "Mortal Kombat Annihilation" later in the movie
- Added a couple of little bits from theatrical trailer and making of documentary
- Added grindhouse effects throughout the movie
- COMPLETE RE-SCORE. Instead of 90s techno and George S. Clinton's music (which served very well as the soundtrack here), now he have a compilation of themes from martial arts movies from 70s and 80s with some fighting games from the 90s with a little addition of Ennio Morricione and couple more songs
- Several scenes have partially or completely rebuilded audio and many sfx were replaced with SFX from the games (namely MK 2, 10 and 11).​
- some new dialogue lines were added and some old lines replaced, which was often done to comical effect.​
- Added some CGI blood in several scenes
- opening was cut and replaced with new intro
- scene with random guys being thrown to the ground by Goro has been cut
- short part of first Kano/Tsung scene was re-purpsed and re-edited
- cliffhanger ending with Shao Kahn cut - this is standalone movie.
- BE WARNED: you may expect some nudity and R-rated language not present in original movie
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MK was really suited for this type of edit and almost all of the additions work well here. The dirty Grindhouse look and little dialogue additions were especially good, as well as the added scenes. The song choices were all good except for one or two that felt out of place.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable and creative edit that I'll come back to for sure!

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So much fun!
Gieferg gives the treatment Mortal Kombat deserved. These could become a cult-hit on OTT platforms everywhere.

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Well, this movie has it all....

90's production design, 90's clothes (Linden Ashby's character is the pinnacle), wacky CGI and even worse: terrible hair on the lead actor.

Thankfully, Gieferg is here to save us all. The grindhouse look definitely helps to get over the questionable effects & production design. He also spices things up with additional scenes, nudity and some nice blood effects.

The less I like to follow the original story, the more I love to discover the easter eggs and enjoy the new music. Could have been shorter - but overall good, clean fun.

Gieferg couldn't fix Robin Shou's hair, but he gave this movie a classic martial arts look, which made it an entertaining film. Gieferg's skills keep getting better and better - professionally executed and once again a recommendation.


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Ha ha that was awesome. I love how this edit is still the classic Mortal Kombat in all its greatness, only where it took itself seriously and what didn’t age well with time, is instead embraced with over the top sensibilities that only compliment and enhance the overall story! Not always a fan of Grindhouse movies when they are just done for the sake of trying, but this movie seems like the Grindhoused version actually honors the original idea more, and i can’t recommend it enough. Just great fun and packed with Easter eggs!

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Seen KBK through a good few times now. Its got massive rewatchability. Such a treat this. I rate it +10 BLOODS!!

I'd love to be able to comment on the tracklist but I've got a sieve brain when it comes to song titles. Its all on point and nostalgic. I find myself with only one suggestion for the visuals and that is with regard to the Grindhouse effects. Gieferg clearly puts alot of effort into these. It strikes me that the Buddhist temple scenes have alot of washed out sky that could be made interesting with a black blob like a dark sun appearing ominously. The film degradings then playing a role!

It did occur to me too that with the excellent Stallone AI voice cloning in RTFB we might get something for Lambert (Raiden, aka The Highlander). Gieferg says this will be a good idea for a prologue with footage from 'The Quest' and the modern rehashes. Maybe one of his off-the-wall trailers. If anyone can do AI voice cloning WE NEED U!!!

I love the subversive affections of the soundbites. And really, really love the adroight picture adjustment used to blend everything together so nothing feels out of place. Abstraction is the undercurrent. Just sit back a enjoy the ride.

If this doesn't hit top spot in FEOTM there is something wrong here. Beautifully measured. Professionally executed. Opitomy of a fan's labour of love. Fan mixes, fixes, and preservational upgrades are all well and good. Here we go beyond all that. The perpetuational retrogrades arena is where this stands. Films that begin to look naff getting a future proofing with a supercharger dose of the good oldyness.

Looking forward to the next episode in the 'Grindhoused' series!!!

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