02 Jun 2021 9:59 AM +00:00

For Some Reason, Fans Have Given The Super Mario Bros. Movie An Extended Cut

There's been an obsession with extended cuts lately in film. After fans successfully campaigned for a "Snyder Cut" of 2017's Justice League, they've moved onto an "Ayer Cut" for Suicide Squad. However, no one expected we'd now be receiving an extended version of the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros movie.

This much-maligned adaptation starred the late Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as Mario and Luigi respectively, rescuing Princess Daisy (Samantha Mathis) from a parallel universe led by President Koopa (Dennis Hopper). Despite the terrible reception, it's gained a cult following in some quarters.

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Remember The Super Mario Bros. Movie? Fans Have Given It An Extended Cut

Calling this "The Morton Jankel Cut", previously undiscovered deleted scenes have been incorporated by fans, increasing the runtime to 125 minutes. According to the description, that includes:

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 can view it here, but we can't imagine why you'd want to sit through an even longer version of this film. Bob Hoskins famously referred to it as his worst film, calling it "a f***in' nightmare", leaving some very choice words for the directors in a 2007 Guardian interview.