Super Mario Bros: The Movie…The Morton Jankel Cut… ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Hey Arcaders!

Let’s get one thing straight-

I didn’t think the Super Mario Bros. movie was terrible. I didn’t think it was great… but not terrible.

Confusing to it’s core demographic? Absolutely.

Did the cast HATE making this film? some of them.

But- did it have a great soundtrack? YES!!!

But recent events have occurred that could change the movie’s bad reception… forever.

Here’s the scoop from The super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive- Go check them out if you get a chance!

It looks like Trusting the Fungus for the 28th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. paid off big time this year! Here’s your first complete look at the previously-unseen extended rough cut of the controversial 1993 cyberpunk fantasy, Super Mario Bros.

 

The film as released runs 104 minutes. This extended version runs a full 125 minutes, with 20 minutes of additional scenes. The editing has also been reworked throughout, and restored by filmmaker Garrett Gilchrist, well known for his restoration of The Thief and the Cobbler and many Muppet projects.

 

This version uses VHS sources for most of the film, for consistency. Otherwise identical edits sourced from DVD and Blu-Ray also exist, as well as a general restored workprint. We are exploring our options and further work will be done on this film later. However, we have decided to release this version of the edit early for the film’s anniversary to see what the fans think of it!

 

Previously-unseen deleted scenes include the Mario Bros running afoul of the (probably Mafia-connected) Scapelli plumbing company, Koopa murdering a technician by de-evolving him into slime, and Iggy and Spike rapping about the overthrow of King Koopa at the Boom Boom Bar. There’s more of Lena, Daniella and the Brooklyn Girls. Most scenes are extended in this version, with a lot more of the cast including Dennis Hopper as Koopa.

You could go over to the Internet Archive and watch the new cut…

Or… I could put it on this page for you to enjoy… You’re welcome!

 

And yes…

I want a pair of THWOMP STOMPERS!

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!

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