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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…
No le pongo cinco estrellas porque el final me dejó el corazón roto. Also STEVEN MARTIN, DEBISTE RETIRARTE DESPUÉS DE ESTO PORQUE NUNCA MÁS PODRÁS MOLAR TANTO.
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Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) and Audrey are coworkers at Mushnik's Flower Shop. The shop is struggling until Seymour showcases an unusual plant he bought from a rival Chinese florist. The only problem: this plant, which Seymour names "Audrey II," is actually an alien which needs human blood to survive.
The movie features Steve Martin as a cruel dentist, Miriam Margoyles as his nurse, Bill Murray as his masochistic patient, and John Candy as a radio DJ.
Directed by Frank Oz, this surreal, dark comedy is an adaptation of an off-Broadway musical inspired by a 1960 film. What sets it apart is the astounding energy in every scene. Like a bizarre children's version of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), this is…
I ditched MIFF to stay home and watch this. It was a god damn inspired move if I do say so myself.
The end of that director's cut is straight up INCREDIBLE.
The songs are classic. It's a great remake. I know I'm playing the devil's advocate for suggesting Hollywood to remake it again, but wouldn't it be awesome if Tim Burton did a stop-motion remake of this? I mean, with the sad ending?
This movie is one of my favorite musicals. The performances are fantastic (from leads to bit players), the songs are incredibly catchy, the production design is perfect, and the tone shifts back and forth from light/funny to dark/serious seamlessly. The only downfall is the film sags a little near the end, the songs go from great to really good, and we miss some of the supporting cast.
A lovely exploration of greed, class, dreams, hope, and plans gone wrong.
The original cut is maybe one of my favorite movies of all time. The original ending makes this a tragic look at the way good-hearted people can easily do evil in the name of self-preservation and still consider themselves decent folks.
A deeply nostalgic movie for me, Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors is pretty much the definition of a cult movie. The practical effects have held up well, performances are just shy of that perfect tongue in cheek tenor, plus it's just a very good homage to its B-movie roots. The soundtrack features some infectiously show stopping numbers, with "Suddenly Seymour" being my favourite. The director's cut features a post-apocolyptic alien invasion and a very serious message about paying the consequences for one's actions. I can understand why a happy ending was mandated by the studio and I like that one as well (for different reasons obviously), but there's no question that the darker ending is the more organic of the two.
First time watching the director's cut. Really glad they finally released this version, because while I loved the theatrical cut as a kid, the ending doesn't really work, and thematically neuters the film. A perfect example of why test audiences are the worst.
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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