Little shop of horrors

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2012
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It started as a 1960 Roger Corman horror comedy, filmed in two days; it then inspired a lavish 1982 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Finally in 1986, Little Shop of Horrors (1960) graduated into a multimillion-dollar, all-star film musical. Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop -- and himself -- fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version). Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that "Audrey II" (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II's "FEEED MEEE"s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist's ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original is here impersonated by Bill Murray). The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Inner cities -- Drama.
Poor -- Drama.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Science fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2012
Edition Director's cut, Widescreen.
Contributors Oz, Frank, film director.
Ashman, Howard, screenwriter, lyricist.
Geffen, David, 1943- film producer.
Moranis, Rick, actor.
Greene, Ellen, actor.
Gardenia, Vincent, actor.
Martin, Steve, 1945- actor.
Dooley, Paul, 1928- actor.
Candy, John, actor.
Guest, Christopher, actor.
Murray, Bill, 1950 September 21- actor.
Menken, Alan, composer.
Goodman, Miles, composer.
Geffen Film Company, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Paul Dooley, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray.
Other Contributors Lyrics by Howard Ashman ; music by Alan Menken ; original motion picture score by Miles Goodman.
Audience MPAA Rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material including comic horror violence, substance abuse, language, and sex references.
Language English
In English; with optional French, and Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman.
Special features: optional commentary by director Frank Oz on the director's cut 20-minute alternate ending; Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors : the director's cut (introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway); A story of Little Shop of Horrors (behind-the-scenes documentary); outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frank Oz; two theatrical trailers.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; dual layer format; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0780698894
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