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Mortal Kombat: Legacy

1.02 Jax, Sonya and Kano - Part 2

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  • Youtube: Censored
  • Youtube: Uncensored / Unrated
Release: Jan 23, 2012 - Author: HuZim MayXX - Translator: HuZim MayXX - external link: IMDB
Mortal Kombat Legacy is Webserie based upon Mortal Kombat: Rebirth - a pitch for new Mortal Kombat movie, which was rejected by Warner Brothers. After being rejected, the makers of the pitch uploaded the video to YouTube on the 8th of June 2010.
The feedback from the pitch was so big, that Warner Brothers changed their decision in a certain way. They hired the makers of the pitch to do a Webseries that should function as a prequel to the upcoming reboot of the Mortal Kombat video-game franchise.

As common for anything regarding Mortal Kombat, there was a lot of violence shown. Too much violence for YouTube, who - according to the hosting channel Machinima.com - blocked it on the site after receiving flags from their users and thought it was inappropriate material. A censored version of the episode was uploaded shortly after.
Machinima.com stated that there was only one (1) scene, that was censored: the eyeball removal after Kano got punched by Jax. But it wasn't the only scene that had been censored. Three (3) other short scenes were removed as well.

There were some people that believed that YouTube had no problem with the violence, but it was Warner Brothers that wanted the removal of the uncut episode due to the immense - and for them unexpected - success, so they would be able to sell "Uncut and Uncensored" DVDs and/or BluRays of the series, which would also mean that no uncut episodes would come to YouTube. The release of a censored Episode 3 - which involved no blood and no cussing - made that fear bigger, even though Machinima.com stated that they'd bring uncensored versions of episode two (2) and three (3) on the 29th of April, two weeks after the initial release of the uncensored second (2nd) episode, if they get enough likes and the likes.



And they did it as announced. Even though the uncensored episodes are nowhere to be found in the official YouTube-Playlist or show-listing. The uncut episodes have also been released on DVD and BluRay in December 2011.

Timestamps are only from the uncensored version.

Running time of the censored episode: 8 minutes and 48 seconds
Running time of the uncensored episode: 9 minutes and 8 seconds
0:04

The uncensored version show the American TV-Rating (TV-MA), while the censored version does not show one, even though it is TV-14.

No time difference



4:09

When Jackson Briggs knocks out Kano's right eye, the censored version shows a black screen. The uncensored version shows the violence.

No time difference



6:49

The operation lasts a bit longer in the uncensored version.

approx. 4 seconds



7:04

The operation lasts another bit longer.

approx. 15 seconds