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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…
The greatest remake ever.
The best Rick Moranis film there has been.
All other musicals pale into insignificance.
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…
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…
The Director's Cut
Another movie that kept popping up here and there (both the original and this remake), and I decided to finally watch it. I watched the Director's Cut, and I understand the theatrical one had a vastly different ending.
This musical is about Seymour, a lonely loser who works in a flower ship in skid row, dreaming of moving to the suburbs with the girl he loves. But one day, after a strange solar eclipse, he finds a mysterious fly-eater plant, which he names Audrey II. But there is more to the little plant than he knows - it craves blood!
This has a very good cast, and I loved the smaller roles from Steve Martin, John Candy and Bill Murray.…
I like musicals some times. And this one is an all time favorite.
Capitalism as a killer plant leeching off of the blood of the poor in order to sustain it's lifeforce. Allowed to continue by well-meaning people who try to use this method as a way of helping themselves or fighting for their own moral causes. As dark and distrubing as it is light and upbeat. So perfect every time. Black music provides the backdrop for what is quintessentially a black story. Capitalism and poverty affect POC the most and this is accurately portrayed. So much glorious fun yet so uncomfortably honest also!
This is just perfect. Okay it has flaws like every film, but man its so much fun. It has an AMAZING cast. It has some FANTASTIC writing. Most of all though, wow the puppet of Audrey II is IMPRESSIVE. These jokes are all timed perfectly and Steve Martin delivers a stellar performance, and the best part is probably our lead, Rick Moranis. I can't think of many films he is the lead in, but man he can hold it. This film gives everything it should and delivers it perfectly. Its great fun and entertainment. If you want to watch a comedy, musical, horror film. Pick this, not that piece of garbage the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This, is what that genre is supposed to be.
How come Seymour gets The Three Urchins in sparkly dresses clicking gloved fingers and singing catchy numbers about his mistakes and all I get is my whiny internal monologue
we accidentally watched the original ending and now i'm traumatised, it was like stumbling into some dark mirrorverse
trust me you haven't had the full little shop experience until you've watched it with head stans™ nevin and hannah
Wildly camp and silly in such an endearing fashion. Little Shop of Horrors makes the most of its musical format, providing catchy tunes, over the top performances and also some of the greatest special effects I have seen!
Audrey II is beyond remarkable and a feat in how detailed its movement and look is. They manage to achieve fantastic lip-syncing for it and the progressing size of the plant makes the film all the more impressive as it goes on. It's really a cut above most special effects, be it practical or computer generated.
On the human side of things everyone's doing their darndest to ham it up and it works perfectly. Steve Martin in particular is hysterically funny. There's…
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