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Blu-ray release of Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors reveals an epic alternate ending

10.08.2012
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It's been a while since I've seen Frank Oz's adaptation of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Ellen Green, Steve Martin, John Candy, James Belushi, and Levi Stubbs.  As a kid I used to watch it frequently, mostly because it was both hilarious and scary at the same time.  A very unique combination.  Now, the film is getting the blu-ray treatment, which hits shelves tomorrow, and it includes a very epic alternate 20-minute ending with the infamous Audrey II taking over the world.  It reminds me a lot of the alternate ending to James Cameron's THE ABYSS, which was far more mythic than what we saw in theaters. 

Check it out (via EW):

The blu-ray release includes:

  • Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary
  • The Director’s Cut featuring the newly restored 20-minute alternate ending
  • Digitally re-mastered picture and 5.1 sound on both versions
  • Commentary by director Frank Oz
  • Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut introduction
  • A Story of Little Shop of Horrors behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailers

If you've never seen the flick, I highly recommend checking it out.  It doesn't matter if you're into musicals or not, this is primo stuff, with great performances across the board in a darkly comic tale that's a blast to watch unfold.  Click here to preorder from Amazon. 

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starts feeding you tomorrow, October 9, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: Where did Rick Moranis get off to?

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3:43AM on 10/09/2012

It's in color!

Frank Oz didn't even know a color version of the original ending even existed! Check out this article from May saying it doesn't exist. [link]
Frank Oz didn't even know a color version of the original ending even existed! Check out this article from May saying it doesn't exist. [link]
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3:17PM on 10/08/2012
Would have loved if they had put the original 1960's movie on there too, seeing how it's public domain and all. Oh well, the alternate ending in color alone is worth the upgrade for me!
Would have loved if they had put the original 1960's movie on there too, seeing how it's public domain and all. Oh well, the alternate ending in color alone is worth the upgrade for me!
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2:20PM on 10/08/2012

Love it!

Either endings are fine in my books, but DAYUM! That ending was awesome, I felt it was way more memorable. Just in your face kind of attitude. Almost like Ghostbusters haha.
Either endings are fine in my books, but DAYUM! That ending was awesome, I felt it was way more memorable. Just in your face kind of attitude. Almost like Ghostbusters haha.
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2:16PM on 10/08/2012
I've been in this show 3 times, I always hated the ending of the movie. I've seen this superior alternate ending in black and white many times... it looks stunning in color.
I've been in this show 3 times, I always hated the ending of the movie. I've seen this superior alternate ending in black and white many times... it looks stunning in color.
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1:43PM on 10/08/2012
This should look stunning on Blu! One of my favorites from the 80s. Martin doing that dentist song cracks me up every damn time.
This should look stunning on Blu! One of my favorites from the 80s. Martin doing that dentist song cracks me up every damn time.
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12:54PM on 10/08/2012
That's weird! I would have thought this would be on blu-ray already! This is one I'll have to pick up for sure! Steve Martin's character in this movie is hilarious! I always thought this film was the first time it was made into a film, but I found a copy of Roger Corman's version with Jack Nicholson at my library yesterday.
That's weird! I would have thought this would be on blu-ray already! This is one I'll have to pick up for sure! Steve Martin's character in this movie is hilarious! I always thought this film was the first time it was made into a film, but I found a copy of Roger Corman's version with Jack Nicholson at my library yesterday.
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11:47AM on 10/08/2012

That's the original musical ending

but the studio felt it was too dark for a movie release. I've seen it before; it's been going around the Internet for a while.
Rick Moranis started pulling back on making movies after his wife died of liver cancer in 1991. He told an interviewer that "I'm a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I
but the studio felt it was too dark for a movie release. I've seen it before; it's been going around the Internet for a while.
Rick Moranis started pulling back on making movies after his wife died of liver cancer in 1991. He told an interviewer that "I'm a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it."
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11:25AM on 10/08/2012
Holy Frak! That alternate ending is epic! Extra tidbit: I heard that he went off to be a country singer. Not sure what he's really up to now.
Holy Frak! That alternate ending is epic! Extra tidbit: I heard that he went off to be a country singer. Not sure what he's really up to now.
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1:02PM on 10/08/2012
yea he sings, and he even has a website.
yea he sings, and he even has a website.
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