History has shown us that films that have been adapted from popular video games have generally not done very well for one reason or another. So is the case for the live action version of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. which was released back in 1993. The film loosely based on the popular 1990 game Super Mario World, follows the Mario brothers played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in their journey to rescue Princess Daisy, played by Samantha Mathis, from the evil President Koopa, played by Dennis Cooper, in a parallel universe in a place called Dinohattan. The film was directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel based on a story written by Parker Bennett.
No matter how bad we might remember it, for a lot of people it’s nostalgic. This is the case for the people over at Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archives who have taken on the job of updating and re-releasing the Super Mario Bros. film, which would include some newly found deleted scenes that they have acquired. Last week, they released one of those scenes on their YouTube channel. You can check it out above!
The folks over at Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archives discovered these deleted scenes back in May of this year on a VHS tape that belonged to the producer of the film, Roland Joffe. The VHS was part of a larger eBay auction of some of Joffe’s items that had about fifteen minutes of footage that was not part of the original film release. This particular scene takes place in the beginning of the film that shows the Mario brothers arriving at a job site, only to realize that a rival plumbing company was already on the scene.
In the released film, the two brothers leave after their discovery, but in this clip they confront the other two plumbers. The reason why this additional footage is relevant is because although it didn’t make the final cut, the scene was reference by trading cards and toys that were released when the film came out.
Would you like to see the rest of the footage they found? Would you pick up an updated version of Super Mario Bros.? Let us know in the comment section below!
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