Behind the Scenes
This page contains some really nice (not to mention
ridiculously rare) stuff in it, such as Behind the Scenes photographs, featurettes, and
a segment on Yoshi!
Behind the Scenes photographs from Amy L. Taylor
We recently got in contact with Amy L. Taylor, a makeup artist on the film who worked under Jeff Goodwin's unit. She was primarily responsible for John Leguizamo's makeup but she also worked on some of the other actors such as Fisher Stevens. Amy was kind enough to provide us a good amount of behind the scenes photographs from her experience on the film. The "on set" photos are here in this collection, and they give us one of our best collective looks at stars Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Samantha Mathis during production.
Behind the Scenes photographs from MEL
Our own Steven Applebaum was lucky enough to pay a visit to MEL (Makeup & Effects Laboratory) while there, he was able to see their studio, schedule an interview with the founders, and acquire a huge collection of photographs from the development, filming, and release of Super Mario Bros. The photos here are all the ones we have related to the on-set filming or production.
Entertainment Tonight "Behind the Scenes" Spots
These short reports from Entertainment Tonight around the film's release provide some additional context into the development of the film through behind-the-scenes set footage and exclusive interviews with the cast. The first clip reveals footage of the "Iggy & Spike Rap" deleted scene, and has an interview with Bob Hoskins. The second clip features interviews with both Hoskins and Leguizamo, while the third clip features some of the Dinohattan citizens and Goombas.
The Making of Super Mario Bros. (German DVD Release)
This version of The Making of Super Mario Bros. recently surfaced in a German DVD release of the film. Again--why does the US get none of this stuff? Anyway, I think this version is probably the original segment that the some of the other BTS videos pulled from, even if it was re-edited somewhat to include some of the German title screens.
Case in point--in comparison to the First Release VHS version, this one has different voice narration, has no "Almost Unreal" music video shoehorned into the middle, and has various clips and segments that aren't in the others. For example, the "What Makes Mario so Super?" and "What does King Koopa do on his day off?" segments are in different orders than the First Release version--and they make a lot more sense that way. There's also a short section with Joseph Porro and the costume design, and there's a newly-discovered deleted scene where one of the Brooklyn Girls tries to give a Goomba a cigarette.
The Making of Super Mario Bros. (First Release VHS Rental)
I found this extremely rare video after
scouring eBay for what seems like ages. I had absolutely no idea of its
existence, but *BAM* there it shows up one day. It was in PAL format, so I
had to get it converted to work here in the USA. A lot of extremely rare and
useful information came out of this; there are unused interviews, footage,
and special effects shown here that you won't find ANYWHERE else. And, for
the first time since the movie's release, the Super Mario Bros. Movie
version of the Almost Unreal music video was uncovered. I must
say, it was well worth it. See for yourself.
Yoshi animatronics from "Movie Magic"
This is a pretty rare clip of the fantastic
Yoshi animatronics used in the film. This was taken from the old "Movie
Magic" show that aired on the Discovery Channel from 1994-1996. Note how the
skin covering used on Yoshi in a lot of these shots is different from that
used in the final film. Also notice that they start talking about the
Koopa/T-Rex at the end of the clip, right when it cuts off :( If only it
went a few moments longer...Thanks to "Koopaprince" for providing the clip!
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