The Spin-off Doctors: Mortal Kombat Annihilation

“That tattoo, I’ve seen it before. On a woman and a robot. They both tried to kill me.”

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is, in a word, glorious.

Let the Spin-off Doctors tell you why, and peruse some hot gif action while you listen: conradzimmerman.com/spin-off-doctor…t-annihilation/

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Veya
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Veya

To this movie’s(and the games’) credit, japanese war fans are a real thing, they served for two purposes, they were given to soldiers so that they could use the fans to cool themselves off from marching, and they were a weapon on their own to make sure the soldiers always had a weapon at hand in case of an ambush, and to serve as holdout weapons for Samurai in places that weapons weren’t allowed, if a tanto were to be found it would be easily identifiable as a weapon, but even if the fans were found, the Samurai can just… Read more »

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Shit I decided to watch The Room that Jim mentioned in this Podcast, and holy fucking shit! Starring, produced, written and directed by Tommy Wiseau, with just about the weirdest super bad and sleazy (borderline creepy) acting I’ve ever seen outside of porn. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f2f38ecac11198d9c79400aa2c4a3b940111690eb077b0e2d5b635166833c161.jpg

rabelford
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I have to say it since you were praising his work; Robin Shou (Liu Kang) was also credited as the fight choreographer.
Again, where did the budget go?

Maddy
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Maddy

I’m barely 2 minutes in and I’m already contorted from laughter XD

Oliver Mendes
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Oliver Mendes

That tatoo… I’ve seen it before… on two Movie Boys… they both tried to kill me!

George
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George

This is one of the funniest episodes! So many memories. I think i was 12 when I saw this and I just thought it was so confusing but I loved seeing all the characters.

Brian Thompson as Shao Khan was a delight. He was in first Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Nemesis_Hunter
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Nemesis_Hunter

I’m ready, this will be an interesting drive to and from work tomorrow

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

So is ConradZimmermanDotCom gonna be a thing now?

Because those gifs were pretty great.

Rickard Pettersson
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Rickard Pettersson

It truly is a glorious piece of filmmaking, it just doesn’t stop giving. Even after the 85 or so minutes running time it sneaks in more than 11 minutes of credits, at least three location teams worth of, and of course all the teams have a lot of delightful titles, personal favorite: prop buyer. And the inexplicateness of it never ends, getting Rammstein’s Engel in 1997 must be seen as quite the get, and where does the geniouses of filmmaking that are the Mortal Kombat: Annihilation crew place said piece of music… starting 8 minutes into the credits, glorious.

Stephen Mc Devitt
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Stephen Mc Devitt

Loved how it just abruptly ended.

JackieGoOutside
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Oh, yeah, when I saw Get Out, it would have been amazing with more than the few people in the matinee. I mean, it’s a great movie and really good but if there were more people? So much better. Hearing just the few people gasp and even yelling at the screen was good as it was. Get Out is a movie that during your first viewing is definitely enhanced with a packed theater.

PIERS
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True story: one evening while I was in university, there were two movies playing in theaters that I wanted to see. So I decided to see them both. Back to back, the7 PM showing and the 9 PM showing.

So, back to back, I watched…Alien Resurrection, immediately followed by Mortal Kombat Annihilation.

THUD!
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THUD!

True story:

This was the movie I took the girl I was dating at the time for our second date. I remember both of us being terribly pissed afterward; so much so that we sat through the end credits in a complete state of shock.

Surprisingly though, she stayed with me. Though even after twenty years, she still refuses to watch it again.

SilentPony
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SilentPony
Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

2.5 hours of brilliance for my night shift tonight

Parapraxis
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Parapraxis

Unrelated question, Jim & Conrad: Have you guys considered doing the Yakuza film adaptation at all?

kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka

There’s actually 1 more actor from the first movie that returned, but he’s less obvious. Sub-zero’s brother sub-zero played reptile in the first movie. I found this out cause I was wondering who played Sindel and looked up the cast. Apparently, Nightwolf was played by a native american rapper, which seems really appropriate.

I was going to ask if you’d be covering the other hilariously camp mortal kombat movies, but then I remembered that those were, in fact, video games.

mrhair
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mrhair

Johnny Cage was my favorite in the original, and I could not forgive this movie for killing him off like that. In retrospect, one of the dumber things to get up in arms over.

Moon1337
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Moon1337

I laughed rewatching this last night in preperation. I laughed even harder listening to the two of you talk about.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

This film’s problems reminded of that Simpsons sketch with Mr Burns being told by the doc that he has so many diseases or viruses that they’re all trying to get through the door at the same time, blocking any of them from manifesting as actual problems. With Burns walking off, proudly announcing his newfound invincibility over the doc trying to explain that he really isn’t and the slightest thing could tip the balance over the edge. With the weirdly large budget, one has to wonder how much was spent on the crew partying hard at the few on-scene locations with… Read more »

galactix100
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galactix100

Oh god not Ratchet and Clank. That film’s so utterly dull you’ll struggle to even do the whole subversive darker message you’ve done with similar films like Angry Birds or Wreck-It Ralph.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

This may be the rare time I wait till I watch the movie before listening to the podcast.

Usually I’ll listen regardless of whether or not I saw the movie, but there seems to be something extra special about this hot mess.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Was it moviebob who said Suicide Squad was about as good as this one?

Raging Raving
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Raging Raving

Think the “Tiger man” Jim was talking about was King, and he was from Tekken
Or Kintaro I suppose

Anton
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Anton

I remember watching this and thinking it was unironically good.

….I was seven at the time, but I’m still ashamed.