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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
IMDb Rating 6.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tim Curry Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Susan Sarandon Janet Weiss
Barry Bostwick Brad Majors
Richard O'Brien Riff Raff
Jonathan Adams Dr. Everett V. Scott
Nell Campbell Columbia
Peter Hinwood Rocky
Meat Loaf Eddie
Patricia Quinn Magenta
Annabel Leventon Transylvanian
Charles Gray The Criminologist
Plot
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors ( Barry Bostwick ) and Janet Weiss ( Susan Sarandon ) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff ( Richard O'Brien ), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter ( Tim Curry ), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia ( Nell Campbell ) and Magenta ( Patricia Quinn ) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation — a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. With the addition of colored dyes and some assistance from the weather, Frank brings to life a blonde young beefcake wearing nothing but skimpy shorts, who launches into song in his first minute of life. Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker ( Meat Loaf ) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list — whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway? In addition to playing Riff Raff, O'Brien wrote the catchy songs, with John Barry and Richard Hartley composing the score. — Derek Armstrong
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Horror; Musical; Sci-Fi
Director Jim Sharman
Producer Michael White
Writer Richard O'Brien; Jim Sharman
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 100 mins
Movie Release Date 9/26/1975
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 287
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/23/2004
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543051008
Chapters 36
Release Date 9/3/2002
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Multi Story (U.K. or U.S. Version): View the Original Uncut or the New Edition with Musical Sequence "Superheroes" Edited Back In
Commentary by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn
The Theatrical Experience: View Rocky Horror as you would in the theater, complete with introduction from RHPS fan club president Sal Piro. View audience reactions and performers in front of the screen at certain points throughout the film.
Prompter: "When do I squirt my water pistol and when do I scream?: This subtitle track will tell you.
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