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Little Shop of Horrors: The Intended Cut

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Taco Wiz, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Taco Wiz

    Taco Wiz Member

  2. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Will it becoming to DVD or theaters? Does this mean the original ending in which Audrey II wins. If so, then awesome!
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I'm not a huge Little Shop fan at all anymore, but if this is any indication - then there will be a restored version of the film with the original ending like the rumors have been saying. Interesting stuff. I doubt I'll buy it but at least the fans will be able to see this movie the way Frank intended. And seeing the alternate ending in color or less.
  4. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    It's a re-release of the film on Blu-Ray with the original ending where Seymour and Audrey get killed. Frank Oz discussed this and told me about it personally when I asked him to sign my Little Shop DVD at his recent appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image last October in NY.
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  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Hmm, interesting. I've been curious about that ending, But only on Blu-Ray? Poop, I don't have one of those players. I suppose I'll get one eventually.
  6. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I hope it's realeased to DVD as well.
  7. CrisisCoreKid

    CrisisCoreKid New Member

    Wow I may have to pick that up! I've never been able to see the original ending, but I've always been interested.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hate that EVERYTHING has to be premium for Blu-Ray, and DVD's (with no price decrease) are thrown out like slop for pigs, with the movie studios say "be grateful you pathetic swine!"

    But this is great. I remember that one of the original DVD's of Little Shop actually had the ending as a bonus feature, but it was pulled because one of the film makers complained about it.

    I've seen the alternate ending on YT a couple years ago, and I quite liked how that one came out. It's much closer to the original film's unhappy horror movie ending. The sweet and sappy ending works in a revisionist history Animated Titanic sort of way, but the "The End? Or is it?" smirk of the small Audry plant just doesn't do it for me the way Audries taking over the world does.
  9. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I don't recall if it was just for Blu-Ray solely, but they always push the Blu-Ray first. I tell you what really drives me nuts: is that Disney is famous for these 3 DVD sets, and sometimes that's the only way you can get the regular release is to buy the set, pay more money for 2 other discs I'm never gonna watch.

    Extras and behind the scenes stuff are nice, but I don't need a whole other disc of them, and with my time these days, I'm lucky I have time to watch films let alone extra features so it's not a priority for me anymore.
  10. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    No, you're rights. It'd be like if Romeo and Juliet had a happy ending, (I'm not counting Gnomeo), or if Dumbledore didn't die in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. These are sad scenes, but they're needed for the plots! I must be evil to actually want Audrey II to win.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I find myself ALWAYS watching the disk of extras over a movie, no matter how much I love the movie. I put the Incredibles DVD in my player once (to watch with commentary), but never stopped putting in the hefty bonus disk for the behind the scenes footage, the film universe stuff, the Bud Luckey retrospective and short,and especially the Clutch Cargo parody.

    I don't think huge DVD bonus features make the set, but there's always stuff that NEEDS to be bundled with a movie... extra scenes (be they deleted or alternate) if available, and some sort of cast and crew commentary and or interview. Deleted scenes show you what a movie could have been.

    I hate the slim disks with nothing. Shows a lack of care. Things aren't always available, sure... deleted scenes in a lot of older movies went right into the trash... but at least find the least famous person in the movie and interview them.
  12. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I got a Blu-Ray player just before Christmas and I'm enjoying slowly building a Blu-Ray collection (I only have 2 so far, but another 2 are on their way).

    I've never seen 'Little Shop of Horrors', so this will be a good time for me to get it when it's out.

    I wonder if it will include both ending or only the 'intended ending'?
  13. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I used to be excited about extra features, and really be into listening to the audio commentary, etc. but I guess for a severe lack of time these days, I'm lucky to have time to sit and watch a film on DVD, let alone hours of bonus extras. And some stuff I think is just "filler" to make people spend the extra money.
  14. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Recently I got a 4-pack of classic horror films. One was Tod Browning's "Freaks." As the discs were double-sided, one movie per side, and the collections were inexpensive, I wasn't expecting much.

    Holy cow, was I wrong! There was possibly more extra footage than there was movie! Discussions of the movie's making and cultural impact, alternate endings, bios of every major "freak" in the movie, and much more that I didn't expect, considering this was a 1932 film. I was watching 'til long after my bedtime because I couldn't hit the "stop" button. If only all DVDs had such lavish extras.

    Heh. This "intended ending" could have been an extra in a regular DVD set.
  15. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Which company put that one out? Was it Universal? If so, then yes, they DO put out a lot of great extras. I have their 2 disc set of Dracula and the whole second disc is chock full of stuff. But again, barely looked at it lol


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