Little Shop of Horrors, The (UK)
The non-musical original version
Running Time: 70 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
Content Type: Movie
The original movie of this classic black comedy/horror about a rather dim-witted young man, Seymour (Jonathan haze), working for $10 a week in Mushnick`s flower shop on skid row who develops an intelligent, bloodthirsty plant. He names the plant `Audrey Junior` and as it grows, it demands human meat for substenance and Seymour is forced to kill in order to feed it.
Jack Nicholson has a notable cameo part as an undertaker, Wilbur Force, who is a masochistic dental patient, and the film also features the writer Charles Griffith as a hold-up man and the voice of `Audrey Junior`. Sources differ but it was reputed that the film was shot in just two or three days and, in 1961, it was billed as `The Funniest Picture This Year!`.
The film inspired the well-known off-Broadway hit musical and a musical/comedy remake starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene was made in 1986.
Dolby Digital Mono English
Charles B. Griffith
Director of Photography:
Archie R. Dalzell
Marshall Neilan Jr.