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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…
Wonderful music and if I was pushed, I would happily say this was my favourite musical.
Seen as part of an impromptu film challenge, devised by my friend Nick and my brother Neal and I:
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This film meets criteria #9: A Remake made before the year 2000.
I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of musicals, but I can totally appreciate the time and effort that went into the theatrical sets and singing numbers, seeing as though a couple of them are actually pretty catchy.
However, my biggest praise for the film comes in the form of Audrey II. Along with Brundlefly and The Thing, Audrey II is one of the most incredibly impressive creature puppets ever created, and I was just blown away by its design and implementation. Certain movements made my…
Film # 12 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 17" Challenge
Task # 4: A film featuring a creature with more than one head
The story was first told in 1960, in the movie “The Little Shop of Horrors”. This movie is known for a few things: the short time it was filmed in (two days), the first appearance of Jack Nicholson and the doubtful quality. The last one didn’t stop producer David Geffen to turn it into a stage musical in the 80s. First he described it as the worst idea ever, but “Little Shop of Horrors” grew to be a huge hit. Eventually they made a movie version of this stage musical, directed by Frank Oz. And…
Probably the best animatronics, puppetry and practical effects ever! Great campy fun. The comedy works and the songs are awesome. I definitely think this is one everyone should see.
Film #8 of the "Scavenger Hunt 17" Challenge
4. A film featuring a creature with more than one head!
AT LONG LAST. WATCHING THE DIRECTOR'S CUT AS EVERYBODY SHOULD AS WELL.
An wonderful musical with a wonderful cast. And it feels so much more emotional and complete with the original ending. There's need to be pain in this musical and the alternate ending feels so much forced. Proves the general public is scared and is also scared of real emotion in films like Suicide Squad although we don't know for certain if deleted scenes will make that pretty shitty film better. Thing is though, the filmmakers were so lucky that there got very positive reviews from critics (90% on RT)…
So many nostalgic feelings
Amazing in so many aspects; the songs, the puppets, the visuals & locations, that nihilistic ending... But Audrey is such a self-deprecating Malibu Stacy that it keeps me from outright loving this. Obviously not Ellen Greene's fault (her character was just written this way), but you can't say it's a subtle performance either. Broadway acting ain't movie acting.
One of my favorite movie musicals of all time, this is one of those rare movies that I fell in love with the first time I watched it. Most movies have to grow on me over time, but this was the exception. Everything about the movie is perfect, especially the director's cut ending, which is a hell of a lot more epic than the theatrical ending. Bill Murray's role in this movie is not only the best in the film (with Steve Martin's a close second) but probably his best (along with Ghostbusters and What about Bob). Amazing songs and a great cast.
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