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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…
Seen this movie 16 times. I used to watch it once a week.
Little shop, little shoppa horrors / Bop sh’bop, little shoppa terror / Watch ’em drop! Little shoppa horrors / No, oh, oh, no-oh!
someone tell lady luck that i'm stuck here!
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Little Shop of Horrors is such a delight. The cast is packed with great actors and comedians. The highlight for me has to be Steve Martin as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., especially his scene with Bill Murray. Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene give great performances as the doomed lovers. But the real stars are director Frank Oz and Lyle Conway, credited with designing the Audrey II. All the songs in it are fun and catchy. It's a movie that I would re-watch any time because of its cleverness and humor, despite being a pretty dark film. The extended, director's edition with the intended ending is the version to watch. The ending is so wonderful, from an effects or a black comedy standpoint.
Ellen Greene is a fucking miracle.
"This is between me and the vegetable."
I liked how it ends. It never gets old.
I woulda loved photographing that puppet!
I expected a horror-comedy musical and got a musical with elements of horror and comedy (even though it didn't make me laugh that much). I admit the effects and directing were fantastic, but it just didn't connect with me emotionally. If it wasn't for the direction and special effects, I'd probably give it an even lower score.
So if you really like musicals, then check it out, but for people who want their killer plant movies to be more violent, then give it a pass.
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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