Warner Home Video Releases “Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut”

(June 11, 2012 – Burbank, CA) – “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. Directed by the inimitable Frank Oz (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Dark Crystal,” “The Muppets Take Manhattan”), the Blu-ray debut of “Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut” includes two hi-def versions of the cult classic; the version shown in theaters and The Director’s Cut, featuring the newly restored, 20-minute alternate ending that fans have been waiting to see. In addition to digitally re-mastered picture and 5.1 sound on both versions of the film, “Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut” is loaded with extras, including commentary by director Frank Oz (on the theatrical version), introduction by Frank 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
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: About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.