deliciously dark musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors starts out with the silliest
premise imaginable, a plant that wants to dominate the human race. Wait a sec, don't I remember
seeing a classic something with those plant-like pods taking over the human race. Hey, it's all in
fun and the blood-letting and play on sado-masochism is consistently delirious.
I found this transfer plagued by what appeared to be a moving grain in characters faces. It's the first time I have observed this pattern, which for want of any other explanation may be a MPEG nasty. The film is presented both anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 and full screen 1.33. Color is slightly dull, yet saturated and this appears to be the chosen look for the film. Images are sharp enough. The Dolby Digital 5:1 surround is entertaining. This is a full blown special edition including commentary by director Oz, out-takes, the controversial alternate ending, trailers and TV spots. Unfortunately, this outstanding value has been recalled purportedly due to the objections of producer David Geffen. I've got to believe it will make another appearance.
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The DVD Package
The Movie Poster Archive includes extensive poster images from the films of stars like Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn and many more. Our featured star is John Wayne