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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.
you know what they say about capitalism, gentrification & man-eating plants... they're, uh... not great, bob. (alternate director's cut ending is some of the best action spectacle ever committed to film.)
This ain't got nothing on Phantom of the Paradise or The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but neither does any other musical in existence.
"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…
One of the rare films from my childhood that still stands up for repeat viewing today!
Frank Oz's Director's Cut is definitely the superior effort though with its more powerful ending and laudable special effects work for the time. The men and women behind that work deserve a damn retroactive Oscar ASAP!
I find it very hard not to rewind this film to listen to the songs again
Watched the original ending and honestly it rubbed me the wrong way. I grew up with such a nostalgic attachment to this movie that seeing anything different just doesn't sit with me well. It's interesting but I prefer the regular ending.
Frank Oz is a bloody genius. Pun intended.
It is hard too decide which ending is better... they are soooo far from each other emotionally... I 'd like too see a middle ground here...
Musicals always charm me and dang has this one done a number on me. I loved the ending. I just...
why did I wait so long to watch it.
Audrey II is one of the best examples of puppetry in film. With a little good editing and some quality puppeteers, you can have something that surpasses CGI by a few hundred miles.
The movie is incredibly fun. The humor and camp is spot on. The only flaw I can really find is the rushed ending, which feels so off because it was reshot after negative reaction toward the original ending. Regardless, I haven't had this much fun with a musical since the first time I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Best special effects of all time.
They may offer you fortune and fame
Love and money and instant acclaim
But whatever they offer you,
Don't feed the plants!
First time watch of the director's cut.
Little Shop of Horrors has been one of my favourite films for a long time but it was only recently seeing it onstage that gave me the kick in the pants I needed to finally watch the director's cut with the original ending. I already knew what the ending was (not only because it's the stage show ending which I've just seen) but actually seeing it in the continuity of the film is a different thing all together.
As much as I'm a sucker for happy endings (which I admit begrudgingly)…
Complete list. :-(
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…