The original 23-minute long ending of Little Shop of Horrors is certainly a rare collectable known to film. At first, the DVD release of the film included the ending in the special features section until Warner Brothers decided to commision an incredibly fast recall that made sure the footage was locked to only a few eyes. While the ending eventually made its way to Youtube a few years ago, the ending still remains an incredibly rare grab. Now, however, it seems Warner Brothers wants to dash some hopes as they have anounced the cult hit musical will be coming to Blu-Ray in a special Director’s Cut package.
Warner Brothers has revealed that on October 9th, Little Shop of Horrors will be released on Blu-Ray in full 1080p high definition, with a widescreen transfer for the DVD re-release as well. On Blu-Ray only, you’ll receive both the original theatrical cut of the film, and the original 23-minute ending director’s cut as well which not only follows the play source material more faithfully but is also much darker than the ending that made it to screen.
Along with the film starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, and Bill Murray, the release also includes a commentary with director Frank Oz, and an all-new featurette with Oz as well. If that’s not enough, the Blu-Ray will also come with even more incentive as it comes in a digibook format that includes 40 pages production notes, photos, and even insights from the film’s cast and crew.
The SRP for the Blu-Ray currently sits at $34.99, while you can get the DVD version without all of the bells and whistles for a considerably less $14.99.
Here is the cover art for the DVD version, which is a variation of the Blu-Ray one: