Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Terror / The Little Shop Of Horrors

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 12, 2023
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Film Masters

The two sides of Roger Corman are represented with The Terror (1963) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), available in a remastered double-feature edition from Film Masters!

Corman’s Gothic, spooky side is on display in The Terror, an atmospheric horror tale of a French soldier whose encounter with a ghostly woman leads him to a mysterious castle full of dark secrets. The pairing of a youthful Jack Nicholson as the soldier and veteran Boris Karloff as the castle’s owner make The Terror a memorable example of Corman’s mid-sixties Goth period. Though Corman is credited as director, several others took a turn behind the camera, including Nicholson himself, Monte Hellman, and Francis Ford Coppola.

 Meanwhile, Corman’s more whimsical side is on display in The Little Shop of Horrors. This legendary cult film features a bumbling florist’s assistant who creates a giant plant that happens to crave human blood. The usual Corman stock company is on hand, including Jonathan Haze and Dick Miller, plus a cameo by Nicholson as a dental patient with a high threshold for pain.

 Special features include the following:

-‘Hollywood Intruders: The Filmgroup Story: Part Two’; an original Ballyhoo Motion Pictures Production
-Full length commentary for ‘The Terror’ by C. Courtney Joyner and Dr. Steve Haberman
-Full length commentary for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Justin Humphreys and Special Guest
-Full color inserted booklet with original essays
-Featurette by Howard S. Berger provides a fresh look at ‘The Terror’

Buy or Rent The Terror / The Little Shop Of Horrors

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.