Little Shop of Horrors

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Product Overview

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's a bloodthirsty plant, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Specifications

Studio Goodtimes
SKU 40197010
UPC 018713811806
UPC 14 00018713811806
Format DVD
Keywords
Black Comedy
Cult Film
Killer
Plants
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note King of the B's, director Roger Corman shot this crazy beat-era classic in a mere two days, but it packs plenty of inspired lunacy and clever bits in its 70-minute running time. Jonathan Haze stars as clumsy assistant florist Seymour, who saves his job in Mr. Mushnik's skid-row flower shop when he brings in a unique man-eating plant. The problem is, it's a very hungry plant; every night it opens its huge jaws and demands to be fed, forcing poor Seymour to take to the street in search of victims, lest he disappoint his boss and his adoring girlfriend, Audrey (Jackie Joseph). From a zingy script by Charles Griffith, this hilarious black comedy overflows with great ideas and characters: Corman regular Dick Miller plays a hipster who eats flowers, and a very young Jack Nicholson takes a memorable turn as a masochistic dental patient. DRAGNET-style detective Joe Fink (Wally Campo) narrates as he slowly begins to track the killer down. This oft-revived favorite still generates plenty of laughs and chills, deserving of repeat viewings. A musical version debuted off-Broadway in 1982 and led to a film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.
Plot Summary
Summary Seymour, a flower shop assistant (and milquetoast), acquires a plant named Audrey Jr. that starts growing at an incredibly fast rate. It soon develops other unusual traits, such as a voice and an insatiable appetite for human blood. As a result, the plant not only becomes gigantic, but it verbally bullies Seymour, who is forced to find ways to acquire human blood to feed his "pet."
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Feed me!"--Audrey Jr. (the plant) to Seymour (Jonathan Haze)
Quote "No novocaine; it dulls the senses."--Wilbur Force (Jack Nicholson) to Seymour
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...Corman's low-budget mock horror film comes across like a tongue-in-cheek version of one of Ed Wood's sci-fi epics....There's a famous cameo from a very youthful Jack Nicholson..." 12/01/2002 p.64
Directors
Roger Corman
Actors
Dick Miller
Jack Nicholson
Cast & Crew
Archie Dalzell - Cinematographer
Dick Miller - Actor
Fred Katz - Musical Score
Jack Nicholson - Actor
Jonathan Haze - Actor
Marshall Neilan - Editor
Mel Welles - Actor
Myrtle Vail - Actor
Roger Corman - Producer
Roger Corman - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1960
Catalog ID 81180
UPC 00018713811806
Number of Discs 1
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Features
Black & White
Product Attributes
Actor Nicholson,Jack
Label Goodtimes Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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