Is there an Anamorphic Mortal Kombat in any region?

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  1. Kyle McKnight

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    I really love this movie, and the soundtrack. I'll probably pick up the R1 sometime this week, unless I can find it released in another region with an anamorphic transfer. Does anyone know if one exists? Thanks.
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    I had the R2 (UK) version which claimed to be anamorphic on the packaging BUT IS NOT.
    I almost wore my PAL tape of this extremely amusing movie out, then I bought the R2 (UK) DVD which has a strange cut in addition to the standard "No nunchakus in the UK allowed" cut which I can only guess was for timing reasons.
    Anyway, I ended up buying R1 (US), and even though it's non-anamorphic it's probably one of my most spun discs. The slowdown (to correct speed, having only been used to the PAL version) was very noticable.
    I say go R1 for correct film speed.
    I'd pay real money for a souped up re-release up to the standard of, say, Blade - which incidentally has clips of MK playing in the background at Frost's party...
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    As a big fan of the movie (And the video games - at least back then) I wish they re-release it... My main concerns are not just the anamorphic, but the picture quality. I hope that they use a better print for a new version and crank up the Bitrate (And hey, DTS would be nice) But 384 kbps AC3 is not so bad for now...
    I just checked the end credits and there is a DTS logo so a DTS Stream is available! I would buy a Superbits-Like edition of that movie any time!
    I read a rumor somewhere that a 3rd movie was in the making, hopefully that will renew interest in MK and maybe a better version of the DVD will be made.
     
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    Talk about a missed opportunity. The 10th anniversary of Mortal Kombat has come and gone (August 18, 1995) and no decent edition has been released. I know this probably isn't regarded highly in the film community but it is a fun piece of entertainment. I was 9 when I saw this film for the first time and I was hooked, there was an atmosphere to it, a good vibe throughout. At the time Mortal Kombat 3 was still in the arcades and Kombat fever was at a high point. If I could see it on the big screen one more time...

    New Line if you're reading this, at least consider releasing a new disc.
     
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    Mortal Kombat (1995)

    16x9 Enhanced

    DTS

    Trailers and TV Spots

    Commentary is optional

    Go New Line, Go!
     
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    Yeah hopefully one day they re-release the film. its one of the game movies I actually like, and it had one hell of a soundtrack

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    I own the region 2 copy and although the DVD does the job, I would gladly purchase a special edition.

    Always liked the film. Never fails to entertain.
     
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    I'm starting to wonder if it has something to do with the rights to the film. Although I would assume New Line owns the rights to the film, just not the rights to a new sequel.
     
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    I think it was by one of the special effects supervisors.

    This movie really screams out for DTS, the full bitrate version. There's a lot of dynamic sound design going on.
     

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