Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary



Get ready to do the time warp again as The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast, including: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf,
The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon passed down from generation to generation. Now, after four decades, it’s back stronger than ever with an all-new Ultimate Collector’s Edition, featuring limited edition packaging, exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings and a soundtrack for its army of die-hard fans!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary edition is packed with featurettes highlighting past celebrations and midnight screenings, deleted musical scenes, 11 outtakes, alternate endings, commentaries by Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta), photo galleries and more! Bring the midnight screening home to share with friends and family with Rocky-oke: Sing It! – which includes 18 show-stopping musical numbers from the hugely popular soundtrack: “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me,” “Sweet Transvestite,” “The Time Warp” and more! The Blu-ray also features incredible HD featurettes, as well as a photo gallery from Rock ‘N’ Roll’s seminal photographer Mick Rock, which dives deeper into Rock’s experience capturing the moment on-set and behind-the-scenes of the 1975 film. In “Mick Rock's Picture Show (A Gallery)” fans can take a peek at more than 70 high-resolution images from his archives.

A Lou Adler/Michael White Production directed by Jim Sharman, this cinematic classic follows sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) as they are stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a sweet transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Since its 1975 release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly made its mark as the most-beloved cult film of all time. Today, this iconic cult classic film is the longest running theatrical release of all-time and currently plays at weekly midnight showings in over 300 theaters across the U.S. and even more around the world. Moreover, the film’s cultural exposure and acclaim has extended far beyond the theatrical release, as the original “Rocky Horror” stage show continues to delight audiences worldwide.

Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes both the U.S. and U.K. versions of the film
  • Rocky-oke: Sing It!
  • Commentary By Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta)
  • Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
  • An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
  • Mick Rock (A Photographer)
  • Mick Rock's Picture Show (A Gallery)
  • A Few From The Vault
    • Deleted Musical Scenes
      • 1: ”Once In A While”
      • 2: ”Super Heroes”
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate B&W Opening
  • Alternate Credit & Misprint Ending
  • "Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show" (1995)
  • Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary)
  • Time Warp Music Video 
  • The Midnight Experience
  • Pressbook & Poster Gallery….And More!

DVD Special Features:
Includes both the U.S. and U.K. Versions of the Film
  • Commentary By Richard O'Brien and Quinn (Magenta)
  • The Theatrical Experience
  • Prompter: “When do I squirt my water pistol and when do I scream?”
  • And More!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
Street Date:                    September 22, 2015
Pre-Book Date:               August 19, 2015          
Screen Format:              Widescreen Anamorphic Feature (1.66:1)              
Audio:                             English 7.1 DTS HD MA / Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                        English SDH, French, Spanish
Total Run Time:              100 minutes
U.S. Rating:                    R
Closed Captioned:         Yes

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary DVD
Street Date:                    September 22, 2015
Pre-Book Date:               August 19, 2015
Screen Format:              Widescreen (1:66:1)
Audio:                             English Dolby Digital 5.1/English Mono
Subtitles:                        English SDH, Spanish
Total Run Time:              100 minutes
U.S. Rating:                    R
Closed Captioned:          Yes     




My Thoughts

This movie is such a cult classic. For anyone not familiar, two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors  and Janet Weiss, wind up in an old castle when their car breaks down. Inside, they find a cross-dressing mad scientist named Frank-N-Furter as well as a few creepy servants and other strange guests.  Brad and Janet walk into the middle of the celebration of the scientist's newest creation. A wild party ensues with lots of great music included. Some of these great songs include "Time Warp",  "Hot Patootie", and "Toucha Toucha Touch Me!"

The new anniversary collection brings this outrageous musical to a whole new generation. The quality of the blu-ray is so much better than the old VHS copy I had, and I'm thrilled to have it in my collection. There's also some great bonus footage including outtakes, poster galleries, and more, all of which were new to me. Anyone who's a fan of this film should consider getting this new version.


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