“Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” Gets April Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release!
Fans of the highly popular Mortal Kombat franchise will be glad to know that the animated Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge movie will be released on Digital come April 12, 2020, and on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on April 28, 2020.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a new feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. As a fan of the franchise, I can’t wait to watch it!
The movie will be available on 4K UHD Combo Pack for USD $39.99 SRP/CAD $44.98 SRP, Blu-ray Combo Pack for USD $24.98/CAD $29.98, and on DVD for USD $19.98 SRP/CAD $24.98, as well as on Digital.
The official description reads:
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!
Joel McHale (Community, The CW’s upcoming Stargirl) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) lead a stellar cast as the voices of Hollywood star-turned-fighter Johnny Cage and all-business warrior Sonya Blade, respectively. The voice cast also includes Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird, The Fosters) as Liu Kang, Patrick Seitz (Mortal Kombat X, Agrretsuko, Naruto: Shippuden) as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars Rebels) as Sub-Zero, Artt Butler (Her, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Shang Tsung, Darin De Paul (Overwatch, Fortnite) as Quan Chi, Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain, Batman: The Killing Joke) as Kano, David B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat 11, World of Warcraft franchise) as Raiden, Ike Amadi (Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat 11) as Jax Briggs, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy, The Simpsons) as Goro, Grey Griffin (The Loud House, Young Justice, Scooby-Doo franchise) as Kitana & Satoshi Hasashi, and Fred Tatasciore (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) as Demon Torturer.
The film has been directed by Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) from a script by Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias.
Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face) serves as a producer, and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is a co-producer. Executive Producer is Sam Register. Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios) is a Creative Consultant.
“Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a riveting, no-holds-barred action-fest that delivers all the authentic combat, drama and humor fans expect coupled with edgy animation and an outstanding voice cast,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “This film is unlike anything Warner Bros. has produced before, and fans should be prepared for the thrill ride of their lives.”
The Special Features Include:
- 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
- From Epic Game to Extreme Animation – Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and the filmmakers reveal the creative process behind adapting the best-selling game to an all-new animated film.
- The Weapons, Wardrobe and World of Mortal Kombat Legends – The artists reveal the design challenges of animating the world of Mortal Kombat, from authentic armor to wildly imaginative weapons and fantasy settings.
- The Savage Sound Design of Mortal Kombat Legends – This hard-hitting audio exploration reveals the art of designing the sonic language of the fight scenes.
- Mortal Kombatants – Dive deep inside the cast of characters to reveal their unique abilities, signature moves and backstories.
- Filmmaker Commentary – Producer Rick Morales and screenwriter Jeremy Adams sit down for an insightful audio commentary that reveals the process of creating a compelling animated film based on one of today’s most popular fighting games.
Of course, it will also be available on Movies Anywhere.
The approximate running time is 80 minutes. It is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and some language.
Judging by the title, I wouldn’t be opposed to Mortal Kombat Legends being a series of animated films focusing on different characters and stories.
Also, there’s a live-action Mortal Kombat film in the works. It currently has a scheduled release date for January 15, 2021.
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