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Little Shop of Horrors, nominated for two Academy Awards® in 1986, including Best Music, Original Song and Best Effects, Visual Effects, debuts on Blu-ray Disc October 9, 2012 from Warner Home Video. The Blu-ray debut of the film, directed by the inimitable Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan), includes two hi-def versions of the cult classic: the one shown in theaters and The Directors Cut, featuring a newly restored 20-minute ending from the directors first cut, now in color, that fans have been waiting to see.
The footage of the original ending was previously available only in black & white in the extra content of a limited number of copies of a DVD edition released in 1998. Now, with the help of production notes from Frank Oz and others on the films creative team, WHV has meticulously restored and digitally remastered the ending, in full color, with the elaborate special effects in tact. Sound has also been rebuilt and mixed in Dolby 5.1. The theatrical version has also been re-mastered.
Little Shop of Horrors: The Directors Cut is loaded with extras, including commentary by director Frank Oz (on the theatrical version), introduction by Oz with Richard Conway, outtakes, deleted scenes, and a behind-the-scenes documentary all presented in a commemorative Blu-ray Book boasting 40 pages of behind-the-scenes insight, including film trivia, actor and director bios and more. Little Shop of Horrors: The Directors Cut has a suggested retail price of $34.99.
On July 26, 2012, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will present the Life Career Award to Oz at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards, the highest honor for genre filmmaking. The special award recognizes Oz for his work as a director, as well as the indelible contributions he has made as performer of such unforgettable characters as Yoda and Miss Piggy.
Little Shop of Horrors stars Rick Moranis (Little Giants, The Flintstones, Parenthood, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Ellen Greene (The Cooler, TV series The Young and the Restless, Heroes, Pushing Daisies), Vincent Gardenia (Moonstruck), with a special appearance by Steve Martin (Its Complicated, The Pink Panther, Cheaper by the Dozen), and more.
In this cult classic, a nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
· Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary
· The Directors Cut featuring the newly restored 20-minute alternate ending
· Digitally re-mastered picture and 5.1 sound on both versions
· "Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut," an introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway
· "A Story of Little Shop of Horrors" (behind-the-scenes documentary)
· Outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary
· Two theatrical trailers
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