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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.
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…
What a great little fun film! It's the only musical I know that has a carnivorous plant bent on world propagation. The cast is great, and the tunes are so catchy - I've had "Feed Me" in the back of my mind since I first saw this film in the 80's.
Really recommend watching the director's cut instead of the theatrical release, and that cut makes it well worth the upgrade to blu-ray. The original ending is much, much better (and darker). Recommended for fans of musicals and monster movies everywhere.
While this one is definitely over the top... it is a fun and entertaining film with a lot of big stars of the time. Definitely worth the time put in to watch it.
"It's true! I chopped him up. But I didn't kill him!"
THIS IS AN AMAZING FILM. Anyone that knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of 80s horror films and I am a sucker for musicals. This film is a combination of both those things, which is GREAT, the special effects/animatronics in this movie are fucking impressive and I love the cast. It's a fun, weird horror film thats REALLY enjoyable.
Not a big fan of musicals unless the music is actually good and I literally downloaded "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Skid Row" after the movie. This musical is dark comedy at its best. I love that without the music or the comedy this can easily be turned into a fucked up horror film.
Don't particularly care for the music, but the wonderful (yet obviously hollow) sets, the bubbly performances, and the absurd premise all add to Little Shop's strange, powerful aesthetic pull.
Nuevo musical favorito
Still funny today.
אולי המחזמר הכי טוב אי פעם, אחד הסרטים האהובים עלי.
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and John Candy. The list of names alone feels like a cross section of my childhood and they, like the movie, seem to embody the very core of everything that is 80s. I watched the predecessor years after this broadway version and it's really a completely different experience.
While the black and white gem has its own low budget value and appeal, the 86' version is so much more than an odd flick about a growing, flesh-eating plant. It's a silly funride with some of the most memorable musical numbers depicted on film, hilarious cameo appearances and great practical effects. And it will always be one of my favorite childhood memories.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
Complete list. :-(