Little Shop of Horrors  (The Movie Musical)
 


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Little Shop of Horrors, The Movie Musical
Saturday & Sunday ONLY!  October 5 & 6
Starring  Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene & Vincent Gardenia

 

The Strand proudly presents this hysterical movie musical classic about a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

 

Everyone loves a happy ending it seems, except many film writers, directors and producers.  Originally, the plan was for Audrey II, the flesh eating plant monster, to eat all of the characters, including Seymour and Audrey. Frank Oz reluctantly had it changed after negative reactions from test audiences. Oz claims that the difference between the success of the scene in the live stage production, and the same scene in the film ,is that there is no curtain call to remind the audience that the actors were okay.

 

In 1998, a special edition DVD was released with the alternate "everybody dies" ending. The DVDs were yanked off the shelves a few days after release, and replaced with DVDs without that ending, because David Geffen wanted to re-release the film in theaters with the gruesome ending. The ending was restored 14 years later, with the release of the Director's Cut Blu-Ray.

 

As part of the film's promotion, the "Audrey II" plant was occasionally interviewed, in character, by the press. On at least one occasion, the interview concluded with Audrey II "eating" the interviewer.

 

Bill Murray's famous masochist scene in the waiting room was filmed as scripted, but there was virtually no written dialogue when his character got into the dentist's chair, except for ecstatic cries of pleasure. Over the course of the two days that he filmed, Murray kept riffing various ad-libs, which presented a challenge for the editor to assemble a coherent version of the scene.

 

On the other hand, it supposedly took Steve Martin six weeks to film all his scenes. He contributed ideas such as socking the nurse in the face (originally he was to knock her out using his gas mask) and ripping off the doll's head.

 

Shockingly, this is the only film in which these two iconic comedy actors appear together 

 

Saturday October 5   7:30pm

Sunday Octouber 6   4:00pm

 

1986 Rated PG-13 | Runtime 1 hour 34 minutes