Hello, hello and welcome to 8 for the '80s! In
this column, we'll be sharing eight topical links, videos, and memes
from the worlds of film, music, television, celebrity, art, toys,
fashion, technology, pop culture, and beyond, all filtered through a
totally bitchin' '80s perspective.
2. 1986's Little Shop Of Horrors is available now on Blu-ray and
included amongst the extra goodies is an apocalyptic alternate ending
some 23 minutes in length, one in which the carnivorous houseplants,
quarterbacked by Audrey II, pig out on NYC and presumably, the rest of
us. Never publicly released to date, the
backstory here is a fascinating ode to studio politics and the
delicate dance between art and commerce.
7. Hot licks and hot kicks meet in The Miami Connection, a
b-flick about a traveling troupe of kung fu rock & rollers with no
tolerance for crime or ninja narcoterrorists. Recently unearthed by the
cool kids at Drafthouse Films, the film's amazacrazy trailer is embedded