Cut ‘Super Mario Bros’ Scene Clears up Mess
Just recently, the team at SMBmovie.com have been unarchiving cut footage from the film, thanks to a VHS that once belonged to the films producer Roland Joffé. The VHS was bought off of EBAY and on the tape was an early version of Super Mario Bros that was 15 minutes longer than the theatrical release. And one of these cutscene finally clears up a confusing moment in the film.
In the Devo chamber scene that shows poor toad being turned into a goomba, the brothers push Koopa (Dennis Hopper) into the machine. But in a weird moment of “where did that come from?” Koopa is caught off guard thanks to a slippery green mess on the floor. A cut scenes explains exactly where the green goo came from. Just after toad gets zapped, a hapless Devo technician sneezes and catches Koopers ire, resulting him being de-evolved into a primordial puddle of slime. It’s a shame that the scene was cut as it would have cleverly foreshadowed Koopas demise.
The scene also extend after as well, explained how Koopa built the Devo machine and may have even helped to evolve the species into the human-like creatures we see in the film. The scenes a little rough, but you can check out the entire scene below. Enjoy!