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Exploring the Super Mario Bros. (1993) Extended Rough Cut Pt. 1: Nobody Touches My Tools

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Premiered Aug 15, 2019

On May 15th 2019, the Super Mario Bros. The Move Archive discovered a tape containing an extended rough cut of the 1993 cult film - Super Mario Bros.

This version is about 15 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, including new and extended scenes that expand the story and character arcs.

We're excited to exclusively debut this never-seen-before footage
of one of these scenes, set during the first act while our heroes
are still working in Brooklyn, where Mario and Luigi answer the call for a job at the Riverfront Cafe and encounter the Scapelli plumbers--Doug and Mike.

In the Theatrical Version, Mario and Luigi are called to a job at the Riverfront Cafe.

But when they arrive they find a Scapelli van is already there. The movie then cuts to Daisy at the Digsite...

But we know from the script, the novel, trading cards etc...
that Mario and Luigi actually enter the Riverfront Cafe and interact with the Scapelli Plumbers, Doug and Mike.

These two are the same goons seen later, sabotaging the digsite.

This scene is notable for two reasons.

Firstly, it establishes the full name "Mario Mario" before we reach Dinohattan's Police Station.

ADR Notes advised that this line be changed or removed, likely to leave the reveal for the Police Station.

Secondly, this scene is the origin of Mario's trademark line: "Nobody touches my tools!" This is quoted on the back of the ERTL Toy box and spoken by the oversized Talking Mario toy.

Editor Mark Goldblatt explained that this scene was cut in an effort to move the action to Dinohattan more quickly.

Mike and Doug also never returned and never got their comeuppance. Though Scripts suggest they would have been de-evolved like Scapelli, this scene was never filmed.

This rendered their introduction meaningless, even with their brief appearance sabotaging the digsite.

Our goal is to restore the footage for a new definitive home release. If you'd like to inquire about the project or have information on additional materials, please contact the Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive at:

admin@smbmovie.com

We'll be publishing additional unseen footage, as well as a commentary, so be sure to like, subscribe and share.

And remember: Trust the Fungus!

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