Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

DVD - 2000
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"Business blooms at Mushnik's Flower Shop when an exotic potted plant called Audrey II arrives. It turns out to be a carnivorous 'mean, green mother from outer space,' filling that little shop with lotsa horrors. Little Shop Of Horrors first flowered in a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman movie, resprouted as a smash 1980 off-Broadway musical and now comes full circle in this 1986 movie musical adaptation of the stage hit with a score by multiple Academy Award winners Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. An all-star cast of comedy pros spreads tentacles of pleasure. And this DVD is packed with new and never-before-seen extras."--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2000
Branch Call Number: DVD LIT 1986 Mus
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital Surround sd., col. ; 12 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 16, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors is a unique movie that is based on a play by the same title. The film stars famous actors such as Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, John Candy, and more! Everything about this movie is very unique and fun. It's funny, entertaining, and has absolutely amazing music! It also stays pretty close to the original play. Personally, I'd say that this is definitely a classic. If you haven't seen this, I absolutely recommend you see it, and the play! I also recommend this film to anyone who is interested in musicals! This is definitely one of the most unique musicals of all time. I give this film 5/5. @Gummibee11 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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DUVIDL
Mar 22, 2019

The original Roger Corman movie was reportedly made in two days on a shoe string budget and, unlike The Terror, this is a riotous hit. And a dead-on take-off on (Dum-De-Dum-Dum) Dragnet! As for the original ending to the musical Frank Oz whines over change: the focus audience was right! It's not just that it's mean-spiritedly depressing: IT'S FROM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MOVIE! After making us truly care for these two people, Oz suddenly kills them off and then expects us to immediately forget about them while he goes off on a non sequitur half-arse tangent. His ending , while working great in live theater (ala MARAT/SADE), falls flat on the screen. The ending he was 'forced to' (sniff! sniff!) tack on is PERFECT! It fits the movie we have been watching and, unlike the 'big special effects extravaganza' ( that I'm sure gave the Oz team a real h@rd-*n) the final shot of little Audrey 3 is much more satisfying ("Ho! Ho! Ho! Hee! Hee! Hee! Ya Got M' Little Cousins - and my great big brother - But Cha Didn't Get Me! PPPPHT!)

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newdog
Jan 04, 2018

I have I not seen this movie and I want yo if it is any good. Will some please tell how good it and that would be great, I also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Good Bye everyone and have a great year, I hope to hear from you soon, and what it's rated to please.

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Kruizement
Jan 02, 2018

Theatrical ending much better than the director's cut (too depressing). #AudreyandSeymour deservedbetter.

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RescueDog
Jun 19, 2016

Goofy and campy. Original 1960 film that inspired the musical. This is the quintessential B-movie. Just over an hour long. Any longer & it would have been tedious. Just right for a crazy dark comedy. So many elements that were later developed for the musical. I enjoyed seeing "how it all began".

Vincent T Lombardo Nov 05, 2015

Before the film adaptation of the stage musical was released in 1986, Director Frank Oz changed the ending because focus groups who saw the film before release thought the ending was too depressing. This Director's Cut restores the original 20 minute ending, and the ending is indeed dark and depressing! I liked the ending in the film version that was released to theatres in 1986 better. Other than the ending, the Director's Cut is very similar to the theatrical release. I love the music, the singing, the acting, the special effects, the sets -- everything but the ending. If you have never seen this musical, I recommend choosing a DVD which contains the film that was originally released in 1986, and then, to compare, watch the DVD with the Director's Cut.

Vincent T Lombardo Nov 01, 2015

The movie that inspired the musical. (The plot is different than the movie adaptation of the musical.) Not a great film, and not as good as the musical, but very campy and amusing. A rudimentary knowledge of Yiddish helps.

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lukeorin
Dec 09, 2014

needs closed caption

educate41 Apr 10, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite musicals. The story and cast all work well together. The real Scene stealer is Audrey 2 who is voiced by Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops. You will love the film and be entertained by it.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 30, 2014

Of course it's silly "essharps!" It was made in 3 days for $20,000 dollars and is about a man-eating plant! Roger Corman's cheapo cult movie is lo-fi and goofy, but it's actually a pretty funny, well acted dark comedy that feels ahead of its time. Despite top billing, Jack Nicholson is only in one scene as a patient who loves going to the dentist a little too much. For some reason, this disc also includes a colorized version (for shame!). Later made into a musical and then another film with Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Bill Murray. Nice to see Corman getting the blu-ray treatment.

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