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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…
Murderous alien plants! Showstopping musical numbers! What's not to love?! Rick Moranis and company take a good Roger Corman idea to a whole other level in this absolute gem of a film. Full of loud colors and louder characters, this is an unforgettable story that's uniquely hilarious and at times oddly touching. I don't care what anyone says, after "Suddenly Seymour" stole my heart I would have rioted if they'd gone with the original ending.
Film #20 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge
Task #15 Your go to film when you need cheering up
No one played a schlub as well as Rick Moranis did in the 80s. Between this and Ghostbusters the man perfected the persona. Watching him drop a tray of terracotta pots with a horrifying crash, one knows they are watching an artist.
While for many a bit older than me Moranis will forever be Bob McKenzie, and for some my age or younger he may always be Lord Dark Helmet. But for me he will always be Seymour Krelborn, collector of strange and unusual plants, unwilling murderer,and King of the Schlubs. God I miss seeing him in movies.
Little Shop of Horrors…
Good film, good soundtrack.
I've just performed in an amateur stage version of this show and, somehow, had never seen the movie beforehand. Watching this some weeks after I was surprised how close to the stage version this sticks, particularly the dialogue.
It's okay. I know it's not a recent film but, even so, the sets look amateurish and fake. The plant on the other hand is superb - probably where the budget went. Rick Moranis is so much Seymour that most stage performances try and mimic him. The female lead on the other hand is instantly forgettable.
Saw the theatrical version (I didn't even realize there was an original ending until I started reading the reviews here). I'm not big on musicals, so this didn't really do it for me, but I have to admit that the scenes with Steve Martin and Bill Murray were unassailably great.
After all these years this is still a great movie. I'm not a fan of musicals, but this one I can always watch.
Musical/horror/comedy with some big names thrown in; Steve Martin, John Candy, Rick Moranis...
The plant's voice is black and it's perfect.
Directors Cut is SOOOOO much better than the theatrical.
Haven't seen this for years and this time around I watched the newly restored director's cut, featuring the 'Everybody Dies' ending.
It's easy to see why test audiences rejected it, but it's a brilliant sequence featuring some astonishing special effects work, so it's brilliant to finally see it in context.
The rest of the film, if anything, is even better than I remember, with brilliant songs, wonderful production design and game spirited performances.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).