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Mortal Kombat Webisode Thing Dated for Blu-ray

Why watch it free on the web when you pay $19.98 for a disc?!

We can all pretty much agree the Mortal Kombat reboot viral video was great, and through I had every intention of watching the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webisodes that followed, somethingsomethingsomething.

I just never did.

Maybe that'll change, with news from High-Def Digest revealing the web series is coming to Blu-ray on November 8 for $19.98. It seems like a halfway decent way to spend an evening with some beers.

Presumably, there will be a DVD version, too, but it's not mentioned in the original report.

The disc will come packed with a bunch of supplemental features about the Mortal Kombat universe, including behind-the-scenes on the filming of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the history of the series.

Oh, and it should go without saying, but haters gonna hate--original Mortal Kombat movie is rad.

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Posted by patrickklepek

We can all pretty much agree the Mortal Kombat reboot viral video was great, and through I had every intention of watching the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webisodes that followed, somethingsomethingsomething.

I just never did.

Maybe that'll change, with news from High-Def Digest revealing the web series is coming to Blu-ray on November 8 for $19.98. It seems like a halfway decent way to spend an evening with some beers.

Presumably, there will be a DVD version, too, but it's not mentioned in the original report.

The disc will come packed with a bunch of supplemental features about the Mortal Kombat universe, including behind-the-scenes on the filming of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the history of the series.

Oh, and it should go without saying, but haters gonna hate--original Mortal Kombat movie is rad.

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Posted by OllyOxenFree
Posted by CABBAGES

i loved the original mk movie too

Posted by CoruptAI125

I might get it when it goes down to around 10

Edited by Sanj

I feel it obligatory to post this with any mention of the original MK movie and its radness:

Edited by Dany

Ugh, stop using 'thing' in the headlines, it just looks lazy and amateurish

Besides that, I've seen the first few episodes already online and might see them later but no way am I going to purchase a blu-ray of this THING

Posted by rmanthorp

That last episode was OK, rest was lamelamellame.

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Posted by XenoNick

If it comes to the UK and isn't to expensive I might consider picking it up.

Edited by whatisdelicious

Eh, the series turned out to be nowhere near as good as the reboot video. The Raiden episode was awesome, but nothing else was quite as good. Stuck way too close to the original MK mythology, so some stuff looked crazy cool like the reboot, but most of it just looked silly. Like the Mileena and Kitana episodes. Ugh. Painful.

Posted by chilibean_3

I didn't much care for the first viral video because I thought the idea of trying to fir these characters into a realistic, gritty setting was lame. Did the series try to keep with that idea or did they embrace the krazy?

Also, was there some hella sick techno theme that I can bump in my car while driving through the neighborhood at 1 in the morning?

Posted by ValiantGrizzly
@Dany said:

Ugh, stop using 'thing' in the headlines, it just looks lazy and amateurish

Besides that, I've seen the first few episodes already online and might see them later but no way am I going to purchase a blu-ray of this THING

Not ending your sentences with a full stop isn't lazy, then?
 
Stop whining.
Posted by Dany
@digitalsea87
@Dany said:

Ugh, stop using 'thing' in the headlines, it just looks lazy and amateurish

Besides that, I've seen the first few episodes already online and might see them later but no way am I going to purchase a blu-ray of this THING

Not ending your sentences with a full stop isn't lazy, then?
 
Stop whining.
I'm not writing articles at my job, so I'm not really inclined to be professional in comments written on my phone.

FULL STOP.
Edited by whatisdelicious

@Dany said:

Ugh, stop using 'thing' in the headlines, it just looks lazy and amateurish

Besides that, I've seen the first few episodes already online and might see them later but no way am I going to purchase a blu-ray of this THING

It's part of the Giant Bomb charm. If you've paid to be a subscriber, I would think you would know by now what it is you paid for: silly people writing silly things and filming silly videos. It's exactly what I paid for.

Posted by EightBitShik

@Dany: Yeah, I plan to rent it at the very least. That's Klassic (hahahahahah) Patrick for you if he isn't giving us news about NeoGaf, Gametrailers and constantly having typos in his articles then he is being lazy about his titles. That guy, I like him in the videos but I shudder when I see his news posts. CUT YOUR HAIR HIPPIE!

Posted by MisterMouse

There was really only one good episode in there.

Posted by hermes
@whatisdelicious said:

Eh, the series turned out to be nowhere near as good as the reboot video. The Raiden episode was awesome, but nothing was quite as good. Stuck way too close to the original MK mythology.

Yes... I was going to mention it. While some of the episodes were decent (I liked the Johnny Cage one), the series never got the same vibe than the reboot trailer and, instead, opted for a vision closer to the established mythology...
Posted by Dany

@whatisdelicious: Yeah, I know but still, I swear this article was written by Alex Navarro but whatever

Posted by Seroth

I still wish they had stuck with the idea in the original teaser. It would be more interesting to see a different take on the MK characters, but most of the Legacy episodes just ended up being retellings of already explored MK mythos. Much less interesting. There were a few interesting episodes in there, though. Raiden's comes to mind.

Posted by rjayb89

WHERE'S MY QUICK THING OF FALLOUT NEW VEGAS' LONESOME ROAD?

WHERE'S MY THING OF LONESOME ROAD? GEE, I HOPE IT GETS 4 THINGS OUT 5 THINGS.

WHAT TIME IS HAPPY THING?

I never read any articles on this site, but I do read the headlines. NOW WHERE'S MY QUICK THING OF LONESOME ROAD ON GIANTTHING.COM.

Posted by whatisdelicious

@hermes: Oh yeah, totally forgot about the Johnny Cage one. Yes. That one was pretty good too. Not a huge fan of the weird ending, but still one of the stronger episodes.

Biggest disappointment of the series? The Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero episodes. Wow. You just... if you're shooting for "traditional" MK fights, you're not going to beat the original Mortal Kombat movie. It nailed making a faithful adaption of the games, completely. The Scorpion from the new reboot trailer was badass, and fresh, and wild. The one in Legacy? Meh. Cool actor, but didn't give him anything cool to do.

Posted by Bestostero

I don't think it's worth $20. I only really liked 2-3 episodes.

Posted by LiquidSwords

Dead Things Mikey Dead Things!!!

Posted by syrupychinadian

The webisode series went downhill for me when they just followed the mystical origin stories of the "canon" MK mythology. What really drew me to the original teaser was the real-wrold interpretation of the MK characters. 
 
Adding outworld was the worst move by the series imo

Posted by nail1080
@Dany said:

Ugh, stop using 'thing' in the headlines, it just looks lazy and amateurish

Besides that, I've seen the first few episodes already online and might see them later but no way am I going to purchase a blu-ray of this THING

the awkward moment when a premium member does not know much about giantbomb at all.... lol
Posted by Terjay

The original trailer thingy was goddamn amazing. The web series is complete shit. That's about it.

Posted by Skogen

First Mortal Kombat movie is on Bluray for $9.50 on Amazon. Get that instead.

Posted by jmcblitz

don't know why, but i never got around to watching the entire webisode series either.
i think i probably got up to 4 or 5 only

Posted by TheHT

There were only a few of the webisodes I liked soooo, I'll just download those from YouTube and be good.

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Posted by HistoryInRust

Don't do it. Don't buy this.

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

Approximately how much might is tested?

Posted by tourgen

alright, $20 seems a little steep but sure, some cash in exchange for a bluray is reasonable.  I also like the original MK movie.  wouldn't call it a great movie but I had fun watching it.

Posted by playastation

You guys are seriously complaining about word usage? Maybe this isn't the site for you.

Posted by ChrisTaran

I would pay any (reasonable) amount of money for a disc over streaming any day.

Posted by DrLove

Thing....

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

I'll buy it/re-watch the series

Posted by csl316

the original Mortal Kombat movie IS rad!

Posted by Napalm

I thought the series was great until they reached Kitana and Mileena, and then they dove headfirst into the mythical shit.

Posted by Agent47
@Dany: As if GB is a professional site?Ajaja
Posted by popmasterruler

Only good episodes were Johnny Cage and Scorpion & Sub-zero

Posted by TheHBK

The first video was awesome and showed promise.  I thought the webisodes would follow with a story.  Instead it seemed like a bunch of background/origin stories.  Hardly showing any relation to another.  Disappointing.

Posted by icytower38

The series wasn't as good as Legasy by any means, but I'll spend $20 on it. Hell, it will probably be around $15 on release week.

Posted by Subjugation

I don't care what anyone else says, I enjoy these webisodes.

Posted by blake_brown

The series is good, not great. I'd still like to see the R-rated, big-budget action extravaganza version of MK on the big screen someday but I know it'll never happen.

Posted by HydraHam

Not as good as the short but i will defiantly pick this up to support the series and hope they do more, it's far superior to the old live action films and the turrible live action tv they did on usa network.

Posted by afrokola

Johnny Cage episode was still my favorite.

Posted by Hizang

Never watched any of them, but now that its coming to Blu Ray and I will have to pay for it, I will probably buy it...Oh Logic!

Posted by Adus

Am I the only one who didn't really care for the original "Rebirth" trailer? It was very well-produced, but I guess I just wasn't interested in a "realistic" take on MK. MK is too out there. For example: If you turn Baraka into just some guy who went crazy and put blades on his hands, well, that's not Baraka... I was relieved that Legacy stuck to the mythology, however the few episodes I saw just weren't all that great as far as production values and acting go.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

There was a few good episode in there, the worst being the Kitana & Mileena.

Posted by piropeople13

@rjayb89: almost died laughing. almost

Posted by phrosnite

MORTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL KOMBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT!

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