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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…
Who would have thought that one of the best movie musicals would come from the most unlikely of places? "Little Shop of Horrors" is based on an Off Broadway musical about a singing, man eating plant from outer space, itself based on a no-budget Roger Corman film from 1960 about a man eating plant from outer space. This may not necessarily be the stuff of winning musicals, but, with its inspired Alan Menken and Howard Ashman score and memorable cast, "Little Shop of Horrors" stands out as one the genre's greats.
The star of the film is Audrey II, the alien plant that brings shoppers to Mushnik's Skid Row Florists. A puppeteered, practical effect, the plant is brought to life…
I've lost my film mojo. By the time the second song was half way through I flipped this production right off and bailed. I can't handle movies anymore.
I personally really didn't like the soundtrack to this compared to the Broadway versions of this play (especially the 2003 version)
Mary's Bday programming pt. 2. With Jesse, Max, Shannon and Chris.
mary's second pick.
Note: Watched both the Theatrical and Director's Cut.
A spectacular twisted musical of terror, comedy and insanity! With many great performances, set pieces and the best practical effect used in a film.
Rick Moranis plays Seymour, a young man who wants to leave Skid Row, he plays the role pretty straight forward and slightly over the top as in the nature of the B-Movie genre. A lot of the performances hinge on the idea of being really big and in your face. Ellen Greene plays Audrey, she clearly comes from a theater background as a lot of her mannerisms and delivery feels very much from the stage. Steve Martin plays the Dentist, a delightful villain role that far exceeds any…
Utterly absurd in all the best ways, exemplefied best by Levi Stubb's New Orleans drawl as the plant who gets all the best lines during the film. Bill Murray & Steve Martin show up for a bit and ramp up the high energy even higher and that level doesn't slow down until the credits come.
I had seen this film in the nascent stages of my movie fandom, and though I enjoyed it at the time, I don't think it was fully prepared to appreciate what it was doing. The homages to B-horror films of the 50s and 60s were lost on me in all but a general sense, and my musical taste hadn't yet expanded beyond whatever was being played on the radio that day, so I had no frame of reference for the soul sounds the film uses to tell its tale of love and monsters. Now I am older and a bit wiser and I can revisit a movie like this and really get it. Basically, the movie, by no effort of…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A cautionary story about one man's desire to have it all, and the downfall greed can bring. The Director's Cut is the version you should watch, not the cheesy original ending. The original version lets Seymour get away with murdering two people, and this version doesn't. I also love the idea of America latching onto "Audrey II" as the newest fad.
Besides that, it's a funny movie with some great songs.
"I thrill when I drill a bicuspid
It's swell, though they tell me I'm maladjusted
And though it may 'cause my patients distress
Somewhere, somewhere in heaven above me
I know that my momma's proud of me
'Cause I'm a dentist and a success."
Mi película musical favorita.
Howard Ashman era un absoluto genio, responsable de algunas de las mejores letras de musicales que he visto en mi vida (y, en este caso, también de un guión que une escenario y pantalla grande a las mil maravillas); y Alan Menken tampoco le andaba a la zaga (y sigue siendo un compositor memorable, aunque se vea a la legua que no ha vuelto a esforzarse tanto desde que perdió a su mejor letrista).
Frank Oz, también responsable de gran parte del mérito de esa unión Broadway-Hollywood previamente mencionada, nos concede aquí la mejor obra de su carrera con considerable diferencia; además de concedernos una de las creaciones más memorables y prácticamente inconcebibles a nivel de…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…