Super Mario Bros.

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Overview

A pair of hapless plumbers get sucked into a parallel dimension in this video game-to-feature adaptation from Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround, this release is sure to entertain fans if the high-jumping, mustached Nintendo hero.
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Overview

A pair of hapless plumbers get sucked into a parallel dimension in this video game-to-feature adaptation from Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround, this release is sure to entertain fans if the high-jumping, mustached Nintendo hero.
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Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
While most big-screen videogame adaptations act as a reminder of why game play doesn't necessarily equal great times at the movies, not many begin to touch the jumbled mess that is Super Mario Bros. Look no further than a quick comparison of the game versus the film to truly grasp at how confounding this production really is. While the Mario games are beaming rays of color-filled fun times, the movie is the exact opposite. With a design scheme reflecting other early '90s grim futuristic tales Tank Girl, Judge Dredd, the production is everything that the game wasn't. So what audience was this man-made wreck created for, anyway? Good question. Years later, people are still looking for an answer. What is known is that Bob Hoskins was born to play Mario, though it's sad that his acrobatics -- wondrously displayed in Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- go unused here. Even worse, he's paired with the very un-Italian John Leguizamo, who isn't quite as obnoxious as his days as The Pest, but doesn't bring anything to the role besides a backwards baseball cap and a genuine New York accent. Of course, one can't forget about Dennis Hopper, but even he is upstaged by the Goombas, a mutated human
eptile hybrid whose hilarious grin and deft puppetry is probably the best thing in the flick. Despite its failure to encapsulate the game's tone, the picture's production values are still impressive, thanks to its large budget and equally huge sets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • UPC: 786936209389
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,968

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hoskins Mario Mario
John Leguizamo Luigi Mario
Dennis Hopper King Koopa
Samantha Mathis Daisy
Fisher Stevens Iggy
Richard Edson Spike
Fiona Shaw Lena
Dana Kaminski Daniella
Mojo Nixon Toad
Gianni Russo Scapelli
Francesca Roberts Bertha
Lance Henriksen The King
Sylvia Harman Old Lady
Don Finn
Mali Finn
Don Lake Sgt. Simon
Terry Finn Hat Check Girl
Thomas Merdis Goomba
Michael Lynch Goomba
Michael Lynch Goomba
Wallace Merck Goomba
Lucy Alpaugh Nun
Robert D. Raiford T.V. Announcer
Harry Murphy Reporter #1
Matt Nikko Japanese Businessman #2
Kevin West Devo Controller
Jeffrey Pillars Devo Technician
Frank Welker Voice Only
Dan Castellaneta Voice Only
Technical Credits
Annabel Jankel Director
Rocky Morton Director
Parker Bennett Screenwriter
Fred Caruso Co-producer
James Devis Cinematographer
Jake Eberts Producer
Timothy J. Eckel Set Decoration/Design
Mali Finn Casting
Don Finn Casting
Tim Galvin Set Decoration/Design
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Geoffrey S. Grimsman Set Decoration/Design
Jim Jennewein Screenwriter
Gary Jensen Stunts
Roland Joffé Producer
Bruton Jones Set Decoration/Design
Walter Paul Martishius Art Director
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Morrow Screenwriter
Tom S. Parker Screenwriter
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Caroline Ross Editor
Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration/Design
Terry Runte Screenwriter
Douglas Ryan Camera Operator
Clare Scarpulla Set Decoration/Design
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
David Snyder Production Designer
Ed Solomon Screenwriter
Kate J. Sullivan Set Decoration/Design
Richard van Dyke Sound/Sound Designer
Brad Weston Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Title [13:14]
2. Spaghetti [5:07]
3. Flood [7:33]
4. 65 Million Years [10:01]
5. Evolve [12:34]
6. Princess Daisey [:57]
7. Check-In [7:43]
8. Slime-Bucket [6:15]
9. First Victim [3:09]
10. Hey Mario [5:54]
11. Gateway [7:12]
12. End Credits [16:23]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selections
   Captions
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      None
   Play
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Wow

    Great movie never really was into the video game but the movie i enjoyed very well done !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best movie EVER

    This movie is great. It's dark and funny and full of action. I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrible

    This is usually referred to as the worst game-to-movie translation ever created. If it had nothing to do with the game, it would still be awful. The main actors have mentioned their embarrassment for being in the movie when interviewed, so if anyone argues against the hatred of this movie should ask those involved why they hated it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Animated Mario Bros. Ranks Far Above This......

    Being a lover of the Mario Bros, I might have been expected to like this movie, but I actually don't. The main BIG thing I don't like about this movie is the fact that it mostly refers to the REAL WORLD instead of the Video Game World....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

    Are You kidding me?!? Making one of the greatest VG's of all time into a movie was the stupidest idea ever to come out of Hollywood since Gary Coleman ran for governer! The movie was dumb, stupid, idoiotic, whatever you want to call that piece of junk-IT SU#KED! Do yourself a favor, and save the $9.99 instead of investing it in this piece of c##p.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Here is my scoop...

    Ok, granted this isn't a fantastic movie, but it is still really good. You will hear 'Oh no, it dosn't follow the video game plotline.' Who cares! Would you reather see a movie with an accual plot or a movie where a fat guy jumps on turtles for 90 minutes? If you are unsure about this movie, rent it first, and keep an open mind!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best VG move EVER

    This is probably the best Video game based movie ever made. The plot is origonal, the parts are acted out ingeniously, and the dialogue is catchy and distinctive. The movie manages to give the Mario Brothers a suitable reason for being in the Mushroom kingdom in the first place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mario Bros Strike again

    From video games to books to Tv series now a movie. They mix comedy and action to bring these video game characters to life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2001

    The Super Mario Bros. are in a SUPER MOVIE

    THE BEST MOVIE MADE FROM NINTENDO. THE PLUMBERS ARE GREAT PLAYED BY JOHN LEGUIZAMO AND BOB HOSKINS. YOU GOT TO GET THIS ACTION MOVIE!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2010

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