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Mortal Kombat (1995)

mortal kombat

acting’s not crucial
when you’ve got kicks-to-the-face.
cue nineties techno

We’re late to the gate with this, but in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the video that was (supposedly) produced as a means of shopping around a rebooted “Mortal Kombat” film. The short is directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who is mostly known for his dance movies, which seem to definitely be in play here: He’s definitely choreography chops. Also, geeks take note: he’s Maurissa Tancharoen’s brother.

Back to the film at hand: when it comes to the soundtrack, there are definitely some things worth noting. First off, we have Orbital’s “Halcyon and On and On”. Considering its prominence on the soundtrack of “Hackers” and “Mortal Kombat”, we feel that back to 1995, this track was shorthand for “roll credits”.

It was this next excerpt from the soundtrack that really dropped my jaw. Watch this video of the penultimate fight scene of the movie, and jump to about a minute in:

The artist behind the track? It’s noted adult film actress and 24H2Midnight favourite Traci Lords! Check out her music video here:

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