“Mortal Kombat” is the main online release of the weekend. The new video game adaptation is much more violent than the previous versions and should please fans of the game by introducing the origins of the characters and the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. But for those who have never played the classic game, it can be difficult to stay away from the production. After all, it has an inexperienced director (newcomer Simon McQuaid) and several supporting cast of TV series.
With the return of the “Samurai X” franchise based on the famous manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki, fans of fight and action movies have another option. Netflix is releasing the fourth “volume” of the saga, “Samurai X: The Final,” which is Rurouni Kenshin’s final film despite its title. Those who missed out on previous releases already have a clue of what to marathon the weekend, as the work revived samurai cinema in Japan.
Other premieres are festival films, with an emphasis on the Uruguayan political comedy “The Other History of the World” and the French LGBTQIA+ dramatic smack “Savage”. Rock fans also have access to the documentary “Rockfield – Rock Farm” about one of the most famous recording studios in the UK, which spawned classics by artists such as Black Sabbath and Oasis.
See a selection (with trailers) below from the 10 best movie options available streaming this week.
Mortal Kombat | USA | Fantasy
(Apple TV, Google Play, Looke, Now, SKY Play, Vivo Play, YouTube Films)
Samurai X: The Finale | Japan | Work
Other History of the World | Uruguay | comedy
(Google Play, YouTube Films)
wild | France | drama
go ahead | Belgium, France | drama
Walking in the dark – without direction USA | supernatural drama
(Apple TV, Look, Google Play, Now, Vivo Play, YouTube Films)
Ophelia | United Kingdom | drama
(Apple TV, Google Play, Now, Vivo Play, YouTube Films)
Love Sonia | India | drama
(Apple TV, Google Play, Looke, Now, Vivo Play, YouTube Films)
A Diwan in Tunisia | France, Tunisia | comedy
(Apple TV, Look, Now, Vivo Play)
Rockfield – The Farm of Rock | USA | document
(Apple TV, Google Play, Now, Vivo Play)