The original movie of this classic black comedy/horror about a rather dim-witted young man, Seymour (Jonathan Haze), working for $10 a week in Mushnick's flower shop on skid row who develops an intelligent, bloodthirsty plant. He names the plant 'Audrey Junior' and, as it grows, it demands human meat for sustenance and Seymour is forced to kill in order to feed it. Jack Nicholson has a notable cameo part as an undertaker, Wilbur Force, who is a masochistic dental patient, and the film also features the writer Charles Griffith as the hold-up man and the voice of 'Audrey Junior'. Sources differ but it was reputed that the film ws shot in just two or three days and, in 1961, it was billed as, 'The Funniest Picture This Year!'. The film inspired the well-known off-Broadway hit musical and a musical/comedy movie remake starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene was made in 1986.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.