For anyone who has tried to contact me through my etsy shop recently, I promise I’m not ignoring you! Something has gone awry with my account, and I am not able to sign in. I’ve been volleying questions with tech support trying to get it worked out, but it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve been able to access my account. My shop is still open, and if you make an order I will fulfill it, but I can’t respond to convos or update shipping status.
Sorry about any inconvenience, hopefully this will get sorted soon and I will be back to regular operating procedures!
If you’ve never seen the director’s cut of Little Shop of Horrors, I assure you, you are missing out on a wonderful cinematic experience. The ending is so vastly opposite the theatrical version that it almost feels like a completely different movie. And, as is almost always the case (Blade Runner excepted, of course), the director’s cut is vastly superior to the final release! Are you still reading this? What’s wrong with you? Go seek it out and watch it!
I’m watching it right now, and seriously, how could any filmmaker who’s ever seen this think that puppetry is not a viable option for “creature” effects? This movie (the 1986 musical version, obviously) is older than me, and holds up beautifully. It just makes me appreciate filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro who don’t cleave to current special effects expectations. Although, I have yet to see Pacific Rim, and I know it is about 99% CGI.