Super Mario Bros. is Coming to Blu-ray

Super Mario Bros. Movie

Decades before Assassin’s Creed became the latest in a long line of video game movie flops, there was Super Mario Bros. Based on the massively popular franchise, the 1993 movie starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the titular heroes as they discover an ancient evil, an underground city, and their true destiny. With a budget of $48 million and a box office haul of only $20.9 million, the movie was a huge failure. Gaining a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it failed to impress both critics and filmgoers.

Though not every adaptation of a video game has been a failure, the movie laid out many of the issues that would be faced by future attempts—like films for Double Dragon and Street Fighter, which both released to …

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