Hilarious, cheapie black comedy from 1960 that may be the best film by B-picture master Roger Corman, other than Bucket of Blood, made about the same time with the same writer, Charles Griffith. Seymour (Jonathan Haze) is an assistant in a skid-row flower shop who's on the point of losing his job when the unusual plant he's developed turns the store into a major attraction. The only problem is that the plant needs human blood to live, all the while crying, "Feed me! FEED ME!" Luckily, Seymour causes a series of inadvertent deaths that more than make up for the food shortage. Jack Nicholson provides a comic sidebar as a nutjob masochist visiting a dentist's office. Giggling and wild-eyed from the same impulse that might lead others to read scandal sheets, he can be seen in the dentist's waiting room reading aloud from Pain magazine. Famous for having the shortest shooting schedule on record (two days and a night), The Little Shop of Horrors spawned an off-Broadway musical that was in turn made into a successful film in 1986, starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. It was in just this quick-shoot atmosphere that Corman nurtured the careers of many of America's most celebrated film directors; this little shop of honors included Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, and Jonathan Demme. The DVD has optional Japanese subtitles, very generous bios of the stars and filmmakers, and a clean, crisp transfer. --Jim Gay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Not only did the movie arrive promptly and in excellent condition, it also was packaged as a DVD case sized collector photo book
It was very cool
Your review of Roger Corman's low-budget "Little Shop of Horrors" by James G. Mack actually reviews the musical version, made many years later. You need to correct that.Published on April 10 2004
This is THE Roger Corman classic. Made in three days on very little money it's an absolute classic of demented renegade film making. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by Cosmic Mike
I didn't realize there were other versions of "Little Shop of Horrors." This one is kind of creepy if your looking for the Rick Moranis version. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2003 by Amazon Customer
If you've never seen Little Shop but love humor on the edge, this is more than worth the money (though I bought the same copy from another source for a dollar less). Read morePublished on March 22 2003
This movie needs better acting and special effects. It also needs color to make it more interesting. It wouldn't hurt for a better score or if it was longer to add detail. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2003
I haven't seen this version, so the stars are "just because".
Every review of this movie refers to Rick Moranis, whom was probably a child of 10 or less when this... Read more