Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Limited Edition SteelBook Re-Release on Bluray

I’m sure you all fondly remember the 1993 movie Super Mario Bros., starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper? No? Well, the movie is getting a limited edition SteelBook re-release, on Blu-ray.

Set for a February 13th release via UK retailer Zavvi, the SteelBook edition also comes with a documentary showcasing the movie’s production team, including: co-directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, producer Roland Joffe, and even John Leguizamo and Richard Edson.

As Bob Hoskins and Jake Eberts have both passed away, this version includes archived interviews with both actors. There’s also an electronic press kit, which includes behind the scenes materials and storyboard galleries. A North American release isn’t confirmed at this time.

Here’s a synopsis of the movie and the features in this release, in case you’ve never been blessed with the chance of watching it:


Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi get the shock of their lives when they discover a parallel world populated by the intelligent descendants of dinosaurs! It seems they weren’t destroyed by a meteor millions of years ago but hurled into another dimension and now have plans to rule our world. It’s up to our unlikely heroes to battle the evil King Koopa and his ‘Goomba guards, free the beautiful Princess Daisy and save mankind in this adventure of a lifetime.

‘This Ain’t No Video Game’

Brand new 60 minute documentary featuring new interviews with Co-directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, Producer Roland Joffe, Actors John Leguizamo and Richard Edson, Writer Parker Bennett, Production Designer David Snyder, Art Director Walter Martishius, FX Artists Paul Elliot, Vincent Guastini and Rob Burman, Visual FX Designer Chris Woods, Editor Mark Goldblatt and Creature Designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Archive interviews with Bob Hoskins and producer Jake Eberts.

Bonus Features:

  • ‘Making Of’
  • Original Electronic Press Kit
  • Behind The Scenes/ Storyboard Galleries
  • English Subtitles For Hard of Hearing
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  • InfectedAI

    Kinda want it. Especially to see what the people involved think of it after all this time. Any release outside the UK?

  • NukeA6

    THe questions I have here is: Why? Why not MK? At least that wasn’t too bad.

  • wombat

    I would totally buy this if it was functional on american blu-ray players.

  • orbo

    This movie gets a lot of crap, but I kind of like it even if just for how cheesy it is.
    Where else can you do the dinosaur, or see mario dancing with a big black woman?

  • Nathan Brooks

    i want both

  • Nathan Brooks

    if this gets a US release i will definitely get it.

  • Joe

    MK had an awesome soundtrack but Street Fighter was a funnier, more entertaining movie.

  • Cael

    I want it.

  • Foreign Horde

    This movie is severely underrated, for the (fair enough) reason that it really isn’t much like Mario at all. But it was actually quite a lot of fun. I’d actually like to watch it again today, given that since then lots of fan filmmakers have tried the same kind of thing; re-envisioning Mario in live action, and trying to find a realistic way to depict the power-ups, which always ends up being creepy. It’d be fun to see how the first attempt to do that stacks up.

    Apparently the film is the way it is because the producers (quite rightly) figured that if they just adapted the Mario games directly, the film would end up being a surreal mess. So instead they made a sci-fi film with lots and lots of Mario references. And it still turned out to be kind of a surreal mess, but it was a FUN surreal mess. Fun to watch, anyway. Apparently filming it was less fun, and everyone was drunk most of the time.

    Also: try playing any Mario game and imagine Bowser is speaking in Dennis Hopper’s voice. That alone entirely justifies this movie’s existence.

  • DrearierSpider
  • Dawn Blast

    WHHHHHHY?