September 4, 2014

 


 

 

We're thrilled to announce the final release date, specs, and bonus features for Second Sight's upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of Super Mario Bros. Here's a rundown of what we're getting on November 3rd:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blu-Ray and DVD releases are both already available for pre-order:

 

 


This re-release has been a long time coming, and Second Sight has gone above and beyond to make this the definitive release of Super Mario Bros. Trust us, folks, you'll want to get your hands on this Blu-Ray and see the film the way it was meant to be seen. This release is the culmination of what this website has lobbied for since its inception. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy come November 3rd!

 

 

June 25, 2014

 


 

 

It's been a while since our last update, but we can now finally reveal a few more details about the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Blu-Ray release. There's some good news and some bad news...

The bad news is that Second Sight Films has delayed the release from August to November 3rd. The good news is that this was done for the for the very understandable reason that there are several more high-profile interviews scheduled that necessitate more time for editing.

The first of such interviews was with Annabel Jankel, the co-director alongside Rocky Morton--who we have earlier interviewed.

Who else? The fantastic John Leguizamo--Luigi himself.

So, there you have it. Trust the Fungus. It'll be worth the wait.


 

May 28, 2014

 


 

 

Plumber alert! Today is the 21st anniversary of the film's release.

We've accomplished so much in the last year alone, from the 20th anniversary screening to the sequel comic to convention appearances. We're a much stronger community now than we were a year ago, let alone four when we first started this project.

We only hope to continue growing. The film's upcoming August release on Blu-Ray will be our biggest test yet. It represents the culmination of all our work.

How did you celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and how will you pay tribute to the film? It is more important now than ever considering the loss of Bob Hoskins.

 

 

May 21, 2014

 


 

 

The latest page of our Super Mario Bros. 2 Online Sequel Comic has been released!

Reznor and Mario's conversation continues. Will they see eye-to-eye regarding how they see their families?

 

 

May 14, 2014

 


 

 

The latest page of our Super Mario Bros. 2 Online Sequel Comic has been released!

Reznor and Mario are now on the tower’s balcony, overlooking the city, but is fresh air enough to make things right for the two of them?

 

 

May 8, 2014

 


 

 

The latest page of our Super Mario Bros. 2 Online Sequel Comic has been released!

It was important to us to treat Luigi and Daisy’s relationship realistically by showing that it wouldn’t be completely stable just because they are reunited. Luigi has his insecurities while Daisy has her responsibilities, which will only make it more difficult for them to find love now that another threat has arisen.

We hope they can make it together. They’re a cute couple.

 

 

May 5, 2014

 


 

 

Following last week's tragic news of Bob Hoskins' passing, we feel like the best thing we can do to honor his memory is to continue our work on this website--including our canon Super Mario Bros. 2 Sequel Comic. This story will continue, and we feel extremely privileged to keep carrying that torch.

In this latest page we introduce a new character, Mouser. We’re very excited to incorporate him into the story as he is actually the first truly original character we've created for this universe. All other characters either existed in early scripts or deleted scenes, which makes their contribution to the setting more defined. Mouser, on the other hand, is a narrative free-agent. We can do whatever we want with him!

 

Also, yes: he is Asian. We feel it important to include racial diversity in any work, especially one that can trace it’s origin to so many different cultures. It just makes sense to represent different peoples in a universe rife with ethnic heritage.

 

 

April 30, 2014

 


 

April 25, 2014

 


 

 

Unless you've been living in a parallel dimension, you'd know that Second Sight Films is bringing Super Mario Bros. to both DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time. This release will feature a new transfer with the best and most proper technical specifications. This alone makes it the most we could have ever hoped for as fans simply wanting to see the film in the best possible format.

In our last update, we revealed that the SMB Movie Archive is working with Second Sight on some new bonus content. For the most part, this is simply interviews with choice cast/crew. Most of those interviewed have already been spoken to by us on the site, but we have a few new surprises. We are ready to announce one of those surprises: co-director Rocky Morton. Check out the photo above for proof!

We're extremely excited for this release. It may be the best we will ever receive, but it will also be the best we deserve. We've earned this. We've worked hard for this as a community. All it took was keeping the film in the spotlight long enough for the right people to notice.

Also, the current release date is August 11th. Until then, Trust the Fungus.

 

 

April 23, 2014

 


 

 

The latest page of our Super Mario Bros. 2 Online Sequel Comic has been released!

If you haven't been following the story so far, start back at the beginning so you can find out exactly what happens after the film ends. If you have been following the comic, this latest page features our first look at a creature from the games translated into the film's setting. We're loving exploring this new setting and what it has to offer!

 

 

April 11, 2014

 


 

 

Our Super Mario Bros. 2 sequel comic project continues to gain exposure with each new page we post! This week, two members of the team (co-writer Steven Applebaum and artist Eryk Donovan) were invited to do an interview on their work for the Rufus Project Podcast!

Our portion starts at 36 minutes in, so be sure to GIVE IT A LISTEN if you'd like some background on how the project came together and what we have planned next.

 

 

March 14, 2014

 


 

 

IT'S OFFICIAL--SUPER MARIO BROS. WILL BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY IN SUMMER 2014!

 

We are pleased to announce that Super Mario Bros. will be released on Blu-Ray in Summer 2014! The distributor is Second Sight Films, a UK group known for their work on cult horror and sci-fi films. The SMB Movie Archive is working with Second Sight on some important aspects of this release.

 

Second Sight is a distributor that has been praised for their excellent remastering of films as well as their production of new bonus features. Both are planned for Super Mario Bros.

Check back for the latest on this exciting development! Looks like trusting the fungus all these years has finally paid off!

 

 

March 1, 2014

 


 

 

What a fitting first update for 2014!

 

The SMB Movie Archive has learned from a very reliable source that a Blu-Ray release of Super Mario Bros. could happen in 2014. According to our source, some very exciting developments toward this re-release of the film have been made in the past week.

 

While we can't reveal any details just yet, we can say that if this project comes to fruition, it will be the most important thing that can happen for the fans and the mission of this website.

 

What would YOU like to see in a Blu-Ray release of Super Mario Bros.? Anamorphic widescreen? High-definition video and audio? Special features? SHOOT ME AN E-MAIL and I'll post an update with the best responses!

 

 

December 31, 2013

 


 

 

As 2013 comes to a close, I'd like to reflect on the amazing year that we've had at the SMB Movie Archive. The 20th Anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. film was something we've looked forward to celebrating for the past few years. To commemorate the event, we hosted a number of anniversary screenings of the film and launched an in-canon sequel comic! Here's a rundown of our best content of the past year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the 20th anniversary has come and gone, 2014 has the potential to be even better. Our Super Mario Bros. 2 comic begins its second issue this coming week, and we have plans to resume with some SMB Archive content updates that lots of fans have been looking forward to. Until then, trust the fungus!

 

If you're wondering where all the old updates went, check out our update archive page.

 

 

 

 

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