On August 18, 1995, “Mortal Kombat” was released in theatres throughout the United States. The movie was a film adaptation of the popular and controversial video game known for its intense game-play and gory fatalities. As a martial artist and video game fanatic, I was a huge fan of the video game series and was really looking forward to the film's release.
On opening night, I sat shoulder to shoulder with other “Mortal Kombat” fans in one of the most crowded and energized movie releases I’ve ever experienced. As the movie began and the techno-sounding theme song started playing, the crowd around me literally erupted into a roar of excitement. One hour and 40 minutes later, the movie ended and I found myself wishing for more.