The Little Shop of Horrors and Reefer Madness: which versions to buy?

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  1. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    I'm interested in purchasing The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and Reefer Madness on DVD. However, both seem to be public-domain titles with a zillion releases. Can anyone point me to the best release for each?
     
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    John Watson Screenwriter

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    Supplementary : I just saw the Madacy release in a store, but would like to know whether it is like, the worst?
     
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    Jay E Cinematographer

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    2 easy choices for you to make:

    For Little Shop of Horrors, definitely pick up the Goodtimes release, it is the best one on the market, I was surprised how nice it looks for a budget title.

    As for Reefer Madness, I would pick up the Image (Something Weird) SE release which also contains Assassin of Youth & Marihuana plus plenty of extras. It's a no-brainer to buy.
     
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    The Alpha version looks somewhat better than the SWV release, although there isn't a big difference. I've seen REEFER on four different DVD labels and the only real difference is the price. That SWV release is still at $20 while you can get the Alpha version for around $5. MARIHUANA is also on Alpha for around $5.

    The SWV version does contain some nice extras however.

    I believe there's another version of REEFER out there as a double feature with COCAINE FIENDS (also on Alpha).
     

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