Check Out Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut + Theatrical Blu-ray
October 10th, 2012 6:44am EDT
Rick Moranis plays nebbish Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row in 1986's "Little Shop Of Horrors."
While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop - and himself - fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version).
Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that "Audrey II" (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II's "FEEED MEEE"s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist's ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original film is here impersonated by Bill Murray).
The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein.