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Little Shop of Horrors
Don't feed the plants.
Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.
Little Shop of Horrors is probably my favorite musical and this is coming from someone who doesn't like musicals (in general, there are always a few exceptions). My older sister was in a high school production so I remember a time where her taped performance and this movie were in constant rotation if she was in the living room, but surprisingly, her grumpy, mischievous and weird little sister didn't mind.
Last night I revisited the movie for the first time in many, many years and watching it on blu-ray was magnificent. The colors were brilliantly sharp and the director's cut is the movie that everyone should have been watching for all of these years. The original ending is a sight…
Viewed the director's Cut on Blu-ray
Ladies and gentlemen, If you consider yourself a musical fan and you haven't seen this movie, then you aren't a musical fan. It's just that simple. In my eyes at least, this is THE musical. Combining a fantastic story, wonderful and mesmerizing songs, perfect and charming characters, smooth and seamless pacing; It's all capped off with some of the best puppetry ever to grace the silver screen.
If you're looking for a roller-coaster of a good time, then look no further than Little Shop of Horrors.
The story follows Seymour, played by Rick Moranis, who is an employee in a local flower shop located in skidrow. The film takes an interesting turn as the…
The greatest remake ever.
The best Rick Moranis film there has been.
All other musicals pale into insignificance.
"This is between me and the vegetable." - Seymour
Frankly, I've never much cared for musicals. Well regarded classics such as The Sound of Music and Singing in the Rain don't give me the magical feeling that I think they do for a lot of others. The genre has never really resonated with me, and in all honestly I didn't think I would ever really gel with a musical. That mindset changed a little when I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show earlier this year. I didn't fall in love with it, but I appreciated the weird tone of it all. After watching Little Shop of Horrors, I am starting to think that maybe it is just the standard-fare of…
If anyone has seen the original 1960 Roger Corman’s B-movie, you will see a dramatic difference with the two. It is odd to think that inspiration for a musical came from a film about a rundown flower shop and a flesh eating plant. Here Muppet show puppeteer Frank Oz takes the director’s chair in turning the Broadway show into a wacky musical film. This one stars Ghostbuster’s Rick Moranis, Ellen Green and hilarious and bright cameos from John Candy, Bill Murray and Steve Martin. For cameo appearances in films this film nails it, it is great to see stars like Murray, and Martin put into the same film. It started as a 1982 Broadway musical that sprouted into this charming…
When I was very young, probably due to catching scenes from each in rotation on cable, I thought that this, Gremlins and Howard the Duck were one movie. What an amazing movie that was. I still love Little Shop of Horrors, a little less since I learned about its original ending (I'll have to pick up the Blu-ray one of these days), though I don't know that I ever would have guessed that the theatrical version's ending is a compromise if I hadn't found out elsewhere. The movie was shot at Pinewood Studios, and it feels like a link to Old Hollywood, with choreography and carefully staged tableaux, especially during the "Downtown" number, that would feel right at home in…
A fun combination of the musical and horror genres which immediately brings viewers into the story from its start. Fans of the latter category will enjoy its homage to its B-Movie roots through simplistic creature and set design while those of the former find themselves singing along to the catchy tunes after the credits roll.
I didn't expect to enjoy this very much, and I definitely didn't love it, but Little Shop of Horrors is a fun little musical that's got some legitimately hilarious numbers. Seeing Steve Martin go completely bonkers was a treat.
The power of a great film is it's ability to change your mood. Obviously films create lots of different moods for the 'emotional' journey of the story. That's all well and good - but a true piece of entertainment makes you escape your own life, lifts you out of yourself, forget yourself, it's frivolous, it doesn't trigger stuff about your own life - this is incredibly hard I think. Few films, can do this and still be a good film too. But when one is in a low mood, miserable and not really wanting to focus on anything - it has to be something particular that cheers the soul... and Little Shop is perfect for that.
Firstly Frank Oz has…
Probably my favorite musical, even better with the original ending.
Fun musical/comedy/romance/horror featuring many popular comedy stars from the '80s.
After seeing a community theater performance of the Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors 3 times, I was met with a very familiar experience when I finally saw the film. I watched the 2012 directors cut with the original, intended ending, making my first viewing all that more familiar. I felt DC ending was not only far more satisfying, but very well done and a shame it wasn't used in the original cut - a lot of the shots were really well done and some of the effects were pleasing. Besides, everyone loves hearing Don't Feed the Plants.
One of those rare musicals where most of the songs are really fun and memorable, but everything else was disappointing. I couldn't stand Ellen Greene's performance or most of the pointless cameos, none of the characters were particularly likable, and the ending was incredibly lame and forced.
I'd also add that the special effects and voice acting behind Audrey II are wonderful; that and the fantastic music kept this movie at least mildly entertaining.
Viewed on DVD
This is a first time view of Little Shop Of Horrors if you can believe it.
I remember seeing the trailers for it when it was released in 1986 but I wasn't too keen on musicals when I was a kid, which led to this long overdue watch.
It was a treat to see John Candy, Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and Bill Murray in the same film.
I might have to re-watch this with my son soon.
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- Under the Skin
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Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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- The Monster Squad
- Ghostbusters II
With Halloween fast approaching what better time to show your kids or young relatives some scary yet fun movies. Obviously…