Have you ever sat back during a rewatch of Super Mario Bros.: The Movie and thought, “I am once again having a blast, but I wish I could witness this iconic piece of cinematic history in higher fidelity”? Do you pine for additional content, for even the slightest bit of new insight into how this masterpiece was crafted? Have you always wanted to see every pore on Dennis Hopper’s face as he (apparently) portrays Bowser? You’re in luck, my cultured friend!

TC Entertainment has announced that the film will be re-released on Blu-ray in Japan come December 4th, 2020, priced at ¥4,180 (about $39.57). According to Japanese Nintendo, the disc will feature two hours of bonus footage, including the “This Ain’t No Video Game” documentary, a making-of video, trailers, and a dubbed version of the TV broadcast.

Available to preorder on Amazon Japan, Super Mario Bros.: The Movie was an absolute critical and commercial failure upon its 1993 release, and going by the following trailer, it’s hard to see why:

 

 

Sometimes I still can’t believe this movie actually happened. If I’ve learned anything, though, it’s that anything goes when it comes to the ‘90s. As John Leguizamo’s Luigi would say, “Anything is possible, Mario. You just gotta believe!”

 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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