VIDEO: Two Deleted Scenes from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Film!
Below, check out recently discovered deleted scenes from the 1986 film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Included in the videos are cut lines, alternate shots and extended scenes, as well as a cut verse of 'The Meek Shall Inherit.' According to the source who uploaded the video, the footage is from "the only workprint ever shown to preview audiences."
Little Shop of Horrors was directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a vicious, raunchy plant that feeds on human blood.
Menken and Ashman's Off-Broadway musical was based on the low-budget 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and the voice of Levi Stubbs as Audrey II.
Little Shop of Horrors was filmed on the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage at the Pinewood Studios in England, where a "downtown" set, complete with overhead train track, was constructed. The film was produced on a budget of $25 million, in contrast to the original 1960 film, which, according to Corman, only cost $30,000. The film's original 23-minute finale, based on the musical's ending, was rewritten and reshot after receiving a strong negative reception from test audiences. Before it was fully restored in 2012 by Warner Home Video, the ending was never available publicly other than in the form of black-and-white workprint footage.
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