The Little Shop of Horrors

The Little Shop of Horrors

DVD - 2002
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A meat-eating plant located in a florist shop begins to talk and demands human flesh, so its keeper tries to satisfy the aggressive posie with what's locally available.
Publisher: La Crosse, WI : Platinum Disc Corp., 2002
ISBN: 9780790750026
0790750023
Branch Call Number: LIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sd., b&w., 4 3/4 in

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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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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.

josette0503 Jan 16, 2014

absolutely love this movie. it's the only musical i have ever liked. 5 stars!

kkgreene Jan 15, 2014

20 some odd years later, still hilarious

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vanravenstein
Mar 01, 2013

This movie makes the musical with Rick Moranis in it seem like a classic.

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Laura_X May 15, 2015

You know the kind'a eats, the kind'a red HOT sweets, the kind'a sticky licky treats I crave!

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