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Mortal Kombat (1995)

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(Laserdisc)

This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is on the Image Entertainment laserdisc release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Producer Lawrence Kasanoff and visual effects supervisor Alison Savitch Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on March 16th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
What a pleasant surprise to search through my old set of Laserdisc and discover a Commentary track for "Mortal Kombat!" As a fan of the game growing up, naturally this flick was in the wheelhouse of my 14-year old self. The duo on this track provide lots of great insight into the production and filming of "Mortal Kombat." From locations as varied as Thailand to Fontana, California to Special effects shots involving early motion capture and computer animation (which are pretty obvious 15 plus years later); there is no shortage of information from this team of Producer and EFX-supervisor. Although there is zero mention of Director Anderson's contribution, I was supremely impressed with their close attention to continuity and even their reliance on actual testimony from teenagers (i.e. fans) throughout the creation of this film. Although most would see that "fan" input" as a harbinger of doom to Popular cinema, we are talking about adapting a Hyper-Violent video game. As a product of this "Extreme" era of Popular Culture, this commentary certainly sounds "flawless" to the Pre-teen deep inside. No "Dead Air" here. Search out the Laserdisc, until it arrives on a Special edition DVD in the future. 9/10
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Someone uploaded this commentary on Youtube and I surprised to find it. Yes, there's no mention of Anderson at all. Did they have a falling out or something? Larry acts like HE'S the director of the film.

He has a habit of saying the word "arrogant" which will make a nice drinking game.

Anyway, he and Alison talk about casting the actors, filming in Thailand, references to the video game, the special effects, how Goro was created and in the scene where Johnny and Scorpion were fighting, the actors really were fighting.

I don't think Anderson needs to do a commentary for the film since everything you need to know about the film is right here.