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Rocky Horror Picture Show (Widescreen)

Tim Curry , Susan Sarandon , Jim Sharman    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
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If a musical sci-fi satire about an alien transvestite named Frank-n-Furter, who is building the perfect man while playing sexual games with his virginal visitors, sounds like an intriguing premise for a movie, then you're in for a treat. Not only is The Rocky Horror Picture all this and more, but it stars the surprising cast of Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick (as the demure Janet and uptight Brad, who get lost in a storm and find themselves stranded at Frank-n-Furter's mansion), Meat Loaf (as the rebel Eddie), Charles Gray (as our criminologist and narrator), and, of course, the inimitable Tim Curry as our "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania."

Upon its release in 1975, the film was an astounding flop. But a few devotees persuaded a New York theater to show it at midnight, and thus was born one of the ultimate cult films of all time. The songs are addictive (just try getting "The Time Warp" or "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" out of your head), the raunchiness amusing, and the plot line utterly ridiculous--in other words, this film is simply tremendous good fun. The downfall, however, is that much of the amusement is found in the audience participation that is obviously missing from a video version (viewers in theaters shout lines at the screen and use props--such as holding up newspapers and shooting water guns during the storm, and throwing rice during a wedding scene). Watched alone as a straight movie, Rocky Horror loses a tremendous amount of its charm. Yet, for those who wish to perfect their lip-synching techniques for movie theater performances or for those who want to gather a crowd around the TV at home for some good, old-fashioned, rowdy fun, this film can't be beat. --Jenny Brown

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars don't get too excited about the features... Nov. 25 2002
Format:DVD
The audience participation prompter sounds like a bigger deal than it is.. it really only advises on the major prop participation, and is only a few directions scattered throughout the film.
The audio of the audience is much more intensive, but was apparently just taped from a viewing, for a vast majority of it is simply audience members trying to outscream each other with their own lines, which results in a jumble of sounds that I cannot decipher. When they do come together simultaneously, it's great (witty, and great if you're trying to learn), but you have to suffer through the random screaming of inaudible comments to get there.
I have had a major problem with this, which is the features keep turning themselves off. The multi-view experience inevitable shuts off if you try to add anything else (like English subtitles to understand the dialogue during the cacophany). The subtitles and participation prompter also shut themselves off, so that you end up with nothing but the audeience audio time and time again. This has happened on two seperate DVD players, so I would assume it's a problem with the dvd itself.
OTOH, the commentary from the stars makes a unique and entertaining show in and of itself, even to the causal fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's just a jump to the left...," July 2 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
It was a cold and rainy night Brad and Janet, had a flat and needed to find shelter and a phone. There was a light. Unknown to them was the particular caste was a meeting place of a unique other worldly crowd. Soon they will have realized their mistake; but will it bee too late?

And where have all the actors gone?

Susan Sarandon from Janet Weiss to Jackie Harrison in "Stepmom" (1998).

She took her screen daughter to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tim Curry (who likes to play doctor) from Doctor Frank-N-Furter to Dr. Thornton Poole in "Oscar" (1991).

Oscar is still available from amazon.co.uk

Barry Bostwick from Brad Majors to Det. Tucker Pendleton to himself in "Hollywood Squares" (1998) [TV-Series]

Meatloaf from Eddie to himself in "Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell" (1999)

Richard Milhouse Nixon from Himself (archive audio: resignation speech) to "Speeches of Richard Nixon, The (1995) (V)" (archive footage) he will always be with us.

And where is Denton now?

Do your homework and be sure to get these movies first:

Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

Flash Gordon (1936)

Invisible Man, The (1933)

King Kong (1933)

It Came From Outer Space (1953)

Doctor X (1932)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Tarantula (1955)

Day of the Triffids, The (1962)

Night of the Demon (1957)

When Worlds Collide (1951)

House in Nightmare Park, The (1973)

Reptile, The (1966)

Brides of Dracula, The (1960)

Man in Black, The (1949)

Night of the Demon (1957)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

First time or 100th time, have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Ah, yes! How can I possibly forget to provide a Halloween review for one of the greatest cult films of all time? What can I say about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" that hasn't been said already? I can best describe this as a spooktacular musical extravanganza! A monstrous creation brought to life by genius Richard O'Brian, this movie is a decadent amalgamation of sex, science fiction, and horror. Don't worry about the R-rating, kiddies; "Rocky Horror" is one of the few provacative pictures that doesn't stretch across the borders of bad taste. And of course, the film has become even more incredible thanks to its infamous audience participation. Despite having debuted in theaters way back in 1975, "Rocky Horror's" infectious songs and fashion trends never get old!
Here's a brief synopsis for all you virgins: Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon play Brad and Janet, a pair of wholesome lovers who planned to announce their engagement to their former science teacher, Dr. Everett Scott (Johnathan Adams). But on a dark stormy night, after suffering a flat tire, Brad and Janet enter a castle owned by the film's star, Dr. Frankenfurter (Tim Curry), a delighfully evil scientist/ transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania! Put on your makeup and fishnet stockings! Let's do the Time Warp (again) with creepy handyman Riff Raff (Richard O'Brian), sultry maid Magenta (Patricia Quinn), and rock & roll groupie Columbia (Nell Campbell). Even Meatloaf gets his own rock solo as the Doctor's motorcycling zombie Eddie (a rebel who ends up getting served for dinner!) Let's not forget also that "Rocky Horror's" unforgettable soundtrack and hilarious dialogue are all narrated by the dignified Criminologist (Charles Gray-RIP). This cult film is a must-have for all horror and musical lovers alike! Enter at your risk!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'The Rocky Horror Show' Movie Aug. 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
There is one reason why everyone should see "The Rocky Horror Picture Show": it is the best cult film ever made. There are also three reasons why everyone should want to watch it: 1) It is one of the only 'R' rated musicals in existence. 2) It has strong science-fiction overtones. 3) It is very funny. The movie starts Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon (before they were stars) as the recently engaged Brad and Janet. However, they are upstaged in nearly every scene by Tim Curry who plays Frank N. Furter, the mad doctor. The cast delightfully performs many memorable songs including "Over at the Frankenstein Place" and, of course, the "Time Warp". To fully enjoy RHPS, one must not be closed minded or the picture could prove to be quite offensive. Don't think it's gratuitously violent- it isn't. Merely, the situations the characters find themselves in could shock or appall overly sensitive viewers. If you think you won't enjoy RHPS, going to a midnight screening might be your best bet. The live audience participation will guarantee you a good time, despite your opinion of the actual film. So overall, RHPS is quite a good adaptation of Richard O'Brien's original concept, which always honors its roots on the stage.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Once again, NO theatrical trailer on the Blu-ray release.
First, I have to say this film is another favourite film of mine. BUT, where is the THEATRICAL TRAILER:
Another Blu-ray release that doesn't give you all the features that... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eddy B
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my favourite musicals of all time
This film is hilarious and a very odd spin-off/reimagining of sorts to the Franksenstein's monster tale. This is one of my favourite musicals of all time!
Published 1 month ago by Franny
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Arrive as stated
Published 1 month ago by DW
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I saw this movie by mistake when I was younger and fell in love with it. The music is great so I bought the album, the movie was awesome so I bought the VHS and now I have the DVD.
Published 3 months ago by cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much for speaial features.
I had never seen it, so somewaht shocking since I did not do any research! Anyhow, I was ecpecting more for this limited edition. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nancy Galipeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie
This movie is sooo awesome! Even better in bluray with the image quality and the remastered sound.

Highly recommended! +++
Published 7 months ago by Dethklok
5.0 out of 5 stars Used to Cost a Fortune
This used to cost a fortune to buy.... was a cult favourite in our local Repeatory Cinema... they used to play it at midnight around Halloween. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alberto Cardarelli
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what you'd expect
Comes in a nice little book with some neat, high quality pictures and a message from the fan club and producer of the film, Lou Adler. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kellan Mackenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love RHPS, give yourself over to this edition.
It's Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's a cult classic you either love or hate. This movie requires no review. If you're a fan of RHPS, you'll want this edition for all the bonuses. Read more
Published 9 months ago by James D Paterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
My 15 year old daughter loved it. So campy, yet so funny. Still a classic and brings back many memories from my own youth.
Published 10 months ago by Rob Enders
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