Blu-ray Release: Little Shop of Horrors Director’s Cut

Blu-ray Book Release Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Warner Home Video

Little Shop of HorrorsThe Director’s Cut of director Frank Oz’s (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) Little Shop of Horrors, packaged in a Blu-ray Book, includes the 20-minute alternate ending in color. The alternate ending was previously available only in black and white on a limited number of DVDs.

Nominated for Academy Awards for its visual effects and the song “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space,” the Oscar-nominated 1986 musical movie was digitally remastered for the Blu-ray release, which also offers rebuilt sound mixed in Dolby 5.1, as well as a remastered copy of the original theatrical version of the film.

Based on the play, Little Shop of Horrors stars Rick Moranis (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) as a nerdy florist who gets romance and success help from a giant man-eating plant, except that the plant is hungry.

Steven Martin (The Big Year), Tisha Campbell-Martin (TV’s Everybody Hates Chris), John Candy (Uncle Buck), Christopher Guest (The Long Riders), Bill Murray (Caddyshack) and James Belushi (New Year’s Eve) also are in the film.

The Blu-ray contains these special features:

  • optional commentary on the theatrical version of the movie
  • introduction to the director’s cut by Oz with visual effects supervisor Richard Conway
  • behind-the-scenes documentary “A Story of i”
  • outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • two theatrical trailers.

It’s fitting that the director’s cut bowed this year, with director Oz awarded the Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films on July 26.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.