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Take a Look at the Original Ending of Little Shop of Horrors: Where Everybody Died

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Musical buffs might find the above title confusing, because in the original Little Shop of Horrors, the stage musical, the show ends with Audrey II and his alien counterparts triumphant and the death of the human race at the fibrous tentacles of giant jive-talking Venus flytraps. That ending was entirely completed by the crew of Frank Oz‘s much beloved movie adaptation, only to test badly (due, Oz believes, to changes made to the story that made Seymour and Audrey more relatable and less culpable for murder) and be canned by studio execs who demanded that it be reshot with a happy ending. The 1998 DVD release of the movie included a version of the original ending… but in black and white and taken from before the sound had been dubbed in. The clip above is from the director’s cut Blu-ray release, in stores now.

(via Topless Robot.)

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