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Super Mario Bros. The Movie is one of the weirdest and most mystifying major studio releases of all-time. In an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Nintendo video game franchise of the same name, Hollywood Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures, the movie brought the game to life in one of the most perplexing fashions, trying to shoehorn as many references to the original game as possible in a nonsensical way. The result was a dimension-hopping blockbuster bomb, and believe it or not, there’s more of it we haven’t seen yet.
There’s a site called the Super Mario Bros.: The Movie Archive (via Polygon) that came into possession of a VHS tape from an auction that featured items from the estate of producer Roland Joffé. One such auction item ended up including an extended rough cut of Super Mario Bros., which included 15 minutes of additional scenes not in the movie and unreleased on home video. One of those Super Mario Bros deleted scenes has been revealed online.
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The scene in question takes place before Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) end up in the alternate Manhattan ruled by King Koopa (Dennis Hopper). Part of this scene is glimpsed in the movie, showing Mario and Luigi arriving on the scene of a plumbing job where two plumbers from a rival company are already on the...
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