• [NEWS] First seven minutes of "Mortal Kombat" released

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Wed Apr 21 09:14:56 2021
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    The movie starts with a bit of backstory set in medieval Japan, so is
    in Japanese and Chinese with subtitles.


    From ComingSoon.net ...


    First 7-minutes of Mortal Kombat released online!
    -------------------------------------------------
    Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the
    first 7-minutes of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie
    online! It features Hiroyuki Sanada's Scorpion vs Joe Taslim's
    Sub-Zero in a medieval Japan setting that harkens back to old
    school Akira Kurosawa films, setting a very unique tone for a
    video game movie. Check out the RED BAND NSFW first 7-minutes
    of Mortal Kombat in the player below!

    First Seven Minutes: (7mins 51secs)
    <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNlb6ac75AA>

    The diverse international cast of Mortal Kombat includes Joe
    Taslim as Sub-Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as
    Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden;
    Mehcad Brooks as Jackson "Jax" Bridges; Chin Han as Shang
    Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao;
    Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Lewis Tan as the leading
    character Cole Young.

    Inspired by Midway Games' best-selling title based on an
    original idea by Ed Boon and John Tobias, the film centers
    around MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating
    for money, is unaware of his heritage-or why Outworld's
    Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an
    otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his
    family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the
    direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same
    strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds
    himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the
    protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who
    bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors
    Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares
    to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies
    of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But
    will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana - the
    immense power from within his soul - in time to save not
    only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

    Directed by Simon McQuoid from a screenplay written by Greg
    Russo and Dave Callaham, the film is produced by James Wan
    (The Conjuring universe) and Todd Garner (Into the Storm,
    Tag) with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear
    and Jeremy Stein serving as executive producers. The
    creative team is also comprised of director of photography
    Germain McMicking (True Detective, Top of the Lake: China
    Girl), production designer Naaman Marshall (Underwater,
    Servant), editor Scott Gray (Top of the Lake, Daffodils),
    and costume designer Cappi Ireland (Lion, The Rover).

    Mortal Kombat opens in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday,
    April 23!


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/1170160-first-7-minutes-of-mortal-kombat-released-online>




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  • From RichA@rander3128@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Tue Apr 20 19:05:53 2021
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    On Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 17:15:01 UTC-4, Your Name wrote:
    The movie starts with a bit of backstory set in medieval Japan, so is
    in Japanese and Chinese with subtitles.


    From ComingSoon.net ...


    First 7-minutes of Mortal Kombat released online! -------------------------------------------------
    Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the
    first 7-minutes of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie
    online! It features Hiroyuki Sanada's Scorpion vs Joe Taslim's
    Sub-Zero in a medieval Japan setting that harkens back to old
    school Akira Kurosawa films, setting a very unique tone for a
    video game movie. Check out the RED BAND NSFW first 7-minutes
    of Mortal Kombat in the player below!

    First Seven Minutes: (7mins 51secs) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNlb6ac75AA>

    The diverse international cast of Mortal Kombat includes Joe
    Taslim as Sub-Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as
    Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden;
    Mehcad Brooks as Jackson "Jax" Bridges; Chin Han as Shang
    Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao;
    Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Lewis Tan as the leading
    character Cole Young.

    Inspired by Midway Games' best-selling title based on an
    original idea by Ed Boon and John Tobias, the film centers
    around MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating
    for money, is unaware of his heritage-or why Outworld's
    Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an
    otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his
    family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the
    direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same
    strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds
    himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the
    protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who
    bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors
    Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares
    to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies
    of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But
    will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana - the
    immense power from within his soul - in time to save not
    only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

    Directed by Simon McQuoid from a screenplay written by Greg
    Russo and Dave Callaham, the film is produced by James Wan
    (The Conjuring universe) and Todd Garner (Into the Storm,
    Tag) with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear
    and Jeremy Stein serving as executive producers. The
    creative team is also comprised of director of photography
    Germain McMicking (True Detective, Top of the Lake: China
    Girl), production designer Naaman Marshall (Underwater,
    Servant), editor Scott Gray (Top of the Lake, Daffodils),
    and costume designer Cappi Ireland (Lion, The Rover).

    Mortal Kombat opens in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday,
    April 23!


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/1170160-first-7-minutes-of-mortal-kombat-released-online>

    Pretty pathetic their audience has so little attention-span they feel the need to bribe them with a ridiculous 7 min. promo.
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