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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…
While I'm not a big fan of musicals, this one had me tapping my toes and rooting for Audrey II. Just great fun. Steve Martin at his zaniest, and probably Rick Moranis’ best role. Highly recommended!
Those crazy eightys, where all the scripts were a "fuck it, i'm all in"
This is not much a film review as a personal though: what did happen with Rick Moranis? Was he unplugged on December 31st of 1999?
The Director's Cut rocks.
Textbook example of a directors cut being far, far better than the original
Film 57 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.
Great musical comedy from Frank Oz. The performances were all top-notch and it was entertaining from start to finish.
Bill. Fucking. Murray. Swoon.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
its cool when the plant eats people
Completely forgot how much I love this film!
Can't stop singing "Skid Row" and "Feed Me"
Along with "Rocky Horror Picture Show" definitely one of my favourite stage musicals-turned in to movies ever!
This might be the best example of where the Director's Cut of a movie is a vast improvement over the original film. The studio originally forced Oz to film a lame PC ending that would appeal to mass audiences...the restored original ending is batshit insane and is a loving tribute to Harryhausen stopmotion filmmaking.
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- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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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 Fog
- Humanoids from the Deep
- Friday the 13th
More than 1100 movies of pure 80's horror.