Kombat: Conquest - The Complete Series (1998 - 1999/Warner DVD
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: C+
video game fans unite with this nicely done DVD release from Warner
Brothers bringing back the often times cheesy martial arts based
television series Mortal
Kombat: Conquest - The Complete Series, which
originally aired on the TNT Network. In the wake of the new game
coming out next month on all the next gen consoles, Mortal
this show brings back all your favorite classic characters as they
fight each other one on one. Sadly, this show never really caught on
and ended up being only one 22 episode season (from 1998-1999).
Regardless, its all here in this set in its narrow-vision glory.
each of us there burns a soul of a warrior. In every generation a few
are chosen to prove it. Centuries ago, in a time of darkness and
fury, that fate befell three strangers: A monk, Kung Lao; an exiled
guard, Siro; and a thief, Taja; who have to defend our earth realm
from the forces of Outworld. By fighting for their lives, by fighting
for their honor and by fighting for their realm. In a tournament
called Mortal Kombat".
centuries ago, Earth was an enchanting and desirable planet.
Powerful and rich with natural resources, the vicious megalomaniac
Shao Kahn wanted Earth as part of his growing collection of conquered
realms known as Outworld. To protect Earth, Mortal Kombat, a
tournament in which the fate of the planet is decided in battles
between competitors from Earthrealm and Outworld, was created. Five
hundred years in the past, the monk warrior Kung Lao defeated Shao
Kahn's sorcerer, Shang Tsung. When Kung Lao spared his life, Kahn
imprisoned Tsung in the cobalt mines.
Lao now had to train the next generation of warriors, who would give
their lives to save Earth. Kung Lao creates a partnership and
friendship with two warriors: Siro, a former bodyguard, and Taja, an
ex-thief. In the mysterious city of Zhuzin, Kung Lao and his new
friends are guided and watched over by the thunder god Raiden. The
three now battle various evils of both Outworld and Earthrealm,
including an imprisoned Tsung, who swore eternal revenge on Kung Lao
for his humiliating defeat, and the sultry and seductive Vorpax, who
is also imprisoned in the mines and has an agenda of her own.
in standard definition, the discs are in a 4:3/1.33 X 1 full frame
aspect ratio as it was originally broadcast. The sound is mastered
in a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track with English subtitles and SDH.
The whopping runtime for this season is 970 minutes... that's a lot
of martial arts butt kicking!
you're a fan of the game and '90s television, then I would suggest
checking this release out. Its fun to see this show again after so
many years and I feel DVD is a fine format to view it in... no need
for a high definition release.
James Harland Lockhart V