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WHV Press Release: Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut + Theatrical (BD Book)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “FEED ME, SEYMOUR!”

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

    THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

    BLOSSOMS ON BLU-RAY™ OCTOBER 9



    Includes Highly Anticipated 20-Minute Alternate Ending, Now Restored and in Color from Warner Home Video, with Digitally Re-mastered Picture and 5.1 Sound



    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Shop-Horrors-Directors-Blu-ray/dp/B008AT71WI/ref=sr_1_17?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340208654&sr=1-17&keywords=blu-ray

    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 Director’s Cut, featuring a newly restored 20-minute ending from the director’s 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 film’s 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 Director’s 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 Director’s Cut has a suggested retail price of $34.99. Orders are due September 4, 2012.

    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 (It’s Complicated, The Pink Panther, Cheaper by the Dozen), and more.


    SYNOPSIS
    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.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    · Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary
    · The Director’s 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



    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

    BLU-RAY BOOK

    Run Time: 93:50 mins (theatrical version)

    Run Time: 103:02 mins (The Director’s Cut with alternate ending)

    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (theatrical version)

    U.S. Street Date: October 9, 2012

    Order Due Date: September 4, 2012

    CAT # / UPC: 1000310844 / 6000074146

    SRP: $34.99

    Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

    Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs™ offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film. For more information: http://warnerblu.warnerbros.com/.
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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    As long as the Director's Cut includes the original ending, I'm all over this!
     
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    I think someone posted an image of the possible Digibook cover at blu-ray . com but It doesn't thrill me as much as the poster artwork and the placement of the terminolgy Director's cut seems kind of out of place on the cover.... but I guess I can't complain sounds like we may all finally get our wish with this release on BLU. (I still have my old DVD copy)
     
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    The original ending was nuts! Too bad they didn't go with it.
     
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    It was if a million original Little Shop DVD scalpers cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced....
    :D
     
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    With new restored 20-min. alternate ending...YES!
     
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    One of the biggest Blu ray announcements of the Year!
     
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    Totally agree. I LOVE this film. Kudos to Warner for

    restoring the alternative ending.
     
  10. TonyD

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    That's great.
    I'll still keep my old DVD just for memento
     
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    Any word on whether this is gonna also hit standard DVD? Found a link dated back in November of last year that stated it was gonna hit DVD/Blu-Ray Combo. Looks like someone changed there mind. Damn.
     
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    Biggest home video news in years. Can not wait for this one.
     
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    Not judging,just asking, why no bluray player yet?
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    Official press release posted in the first post of this thread.
     
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    I'm thrilled this is coming and it will be a release-day purchase for me. But, holy crap, that is an awful cover.
     
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    What a wonderful gift! I'm really happy to know this is coming.
     
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    Don't have the money, yet. I spoke to Warner Archives on their facebook page, and they told me a standard DVD will be released of the Director's Cut only.
     
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    Thrilled for this! I watched the DVD not long ago and found the picture horribly blurry.

    And yes, ugly cover art. Sadly I've given up hope on decent cover art for home video releases.
     
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    Really lame and generic cover especially when sized up with the excellent poster art.
    Still, greatly look forward to this release. Never saw the original ending so I'm quite excited to get this.
     
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    I don't understand why it is so hard for companies to do good home video artwork. It seems like as we progress with greater home video media, the artwork is taking a nose dive. Faces as big as we can get them so people who don't recognize the title of the film will know who is in it. It is just awful. WB's is becoming the worst offender of really ugly and medicore cover art.

    I did pre-order this title along with What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? since they are due out the same day that way they should ship together and be in godo shape. Fingers crossed. (Digibooks which i love I usually only buy in stores since I can pick out what condition it is in)
     

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