Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Comedy > Horror > The Little Shop of Horrors (1960/Legend Blu-ray)

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960/Legend Blu-ray)


Picture: B     Sound: C+     Extras: B     Film: C+



Legend Films keeps the campy classic coming with this latest Blu-ray release of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960 version).  A Roger Corman classic, this movie stars Jack Nicholson in one of his earliest film roles, and features a love story sandwiched around a series of murders and a man-eating plant.  Mr. Nicholson shines as meek floral shop keeper Seymour.  He loves his special man-eating plant so much he’s willing to kill for it to survive, for it can only be satisfied by the blood and flesh of human beings!


However, something, or someone, comes between them.  Audrey (Jackie Joseph) is a beautiful shop girl who Seymour falls for, and it quickly becomes a case of jealous man-eating plant versus Seymour’s newfound love. 


This Blu-ray includes a wonderfully colorized version of the film along with the classic, restored black & white theatrical release. Giving viewers both options has been a mainstay of this recent spate of releases from Legend, and here’s hoping they continue to do so.  Also included is a biting and satirical commentary from Mystery Science Theater and Rifftrax star Mike Nelson. Mr. Nelson delivers some hilarious riffs and comments that transports the enjoyment of this campy Corman classic to a new level.


With respect to the extremely entertaining 1986 Frank Oz version of Little Shop, this restored 1960 version is the best, and fans of Mr. Corman (and man-eating plants!) should seek this Blu-ray out!



For more on this film and others in the genre, try this link:




-   Scott Pyle


 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com