• Along with probably hours of unused fight scene footage, there have also been reports of a completely alternate ending to the film, where Shinnok is seen in the Netherealm conversing with the sorcerer Quan Chi, who is otherwise not seen in the film. All the ending consists of is Shinnok asking if everything is going according to plan, Quan Chi nods yes, and they both leave. This leaves things open for a third movie.
  • A picture of the aforementioned conversation between Shinnok and Quan Chi was printed in the December 1997 issue of Sci Fi Entertainment
  • The UK theatrical and video releases were cut for violence to secure a 15 certificate. In 2011, all previous cuts were waived by the BBFC for a 15 certificate Blu-ray release.
  • The German video retail version is cut for violence to avoid a "Not under 18" rating.
  • TBS Superstation removed part of the Cyrax fight scene (yellow robot/cyborg): Sonya throws Cyrax into some gas cannisters which, when she blew the spilled powder at it, ignited and burned the cyborg to a crisp.