Shock Treatment

Shock Treatment

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Director: Jim Sharman

Cast: Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

     
 

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The sequel to the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this film follows the further adventures of Brad (Cliff De Young) and Janet (Jessica Harper), as the now-married couple travels to a small town to appear on a game show. However, once on-stage, they discover that they are trapped on the television show with a bunch of unusual characters.See more details below

Overview

The sequel to the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this film follows the further adventures of Brad (Cliff De Young) and Janet (Jessica Harper), as the now-married couple travels to a small town to appear on a game show. However, once on-stage, they discover that they are trapped on the television show with a bunch of unusual characters.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Immediately savaged by critics and hesitantly embraced by Rocky Horror Picture Show devotees who struggled to respond to this film in a similar manner as they did the original, this anemic sequel suffered problems from its inception. Though the script was written as a direct sequel, early budget cuts forced director Jim Sharman to scale down the production, and Tim Curry's refusal to participate left the filmmakers scratching their heads for a way to innovate with regards to the film's plot. Add to that the fact that all of the songs had already been written and new actors were brought in to replace Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, and it's a slight miracle that the film ever saw the light of day in the first place. Featuring much of the same cast other than the three leads, the infectious energy of the original seems to be in place, but the problem is that there is no focus. The result is a confusing mess that, despite moments of inspired insanity, sadly fails to live up to the standard set by the original. A film like The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a once-in-a-lifetime chance occurrence, and the way audiences responded to that film was even more rare. To place those expectations on this sequel would be unfair, though ultimately that's exactly what audiences and critics did. That expectation combined with the fact that this is simply a weak film are the elements which ultimately formed a recipe for disaster. Despite the film's numerous failures, the one place where it does shine is the soundtrack. Even if the elements to form a good film could not be adequately utilized, Richard O' Brien's songwriting talents remained as formidable as ever. Featuring a variety if infectiously inspired tunes peppered with witty lyrics and irresistible hooks, fans of the music in The Rocky Horror Picture Show are strongly advised to seek out this soundtrack. It may not make you forget the film, but it'll sure ease the pain of disappointment after watching it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2006
UPC:
0024543267461
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by Shock Treatment fan club presidents Mad Man Mike and Bill Brennan; All-new DTS Presents: A Shockumentary; Lets Rock 'n' Roll: Shock Treatment's Super Score Featurette; Original theatrical trailer; International trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cliff De Young Brad Majors/Farley Flavors
Richard O'Brien Cosmo McKinley
Patricia Quinn Nation McKinley
Charles Gray Judge Oliver Wright
Ruby Wax Betty Hapschatt
Nell Campbell Nurse Ansalong
Rik Mayall "Rest Home" Ricky
Barry Humphries Bert Schnick
Darlene Johnson Emily Weiss
Manning Redwood Harry Weiss
Wendy Raebeck Macy Struthers
Jeremy Newson Ralph Hapschatt
Christopher Malcolm Vance
Rufus Collins Neely and Her Crew
Donald Waugh Actor
Betsy Brantley Neely
Ray Charleson Floor Manager
Eugene Lipinski Kirk
Barry Dennen Irwin Lapsey
Imogen Claire Wardrobe Mistress
Gary Shail Oscar Drill and the Bits
David John Oscar Drill and the Bits
Jessica Harper Janet

Technical Credits
Jim Sharman Director,Screenwriter
Lou Adler Producer
Richard Bedford Editor
Sue Blane Costumes/Costume Designer
John Goldstone Producer
Gillian Gregory Choreography
Richard Hartley Score Composer,Songwriter
Michael White Producer
Michael Molloy Cinematographer
Richard O'Brien Score Composer,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Andrew Sanders Art Director
Roger Simons Asst. Director
Bob Smith Cinematographer
Brian Thomson Production Designer,Screenwriter
Bruce White Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shock Treatment
1. Main Titles [1:09]
2. Overture [2:15]
3. Denton, U.S.A. [3:16]
4. Interviewing Judge Wright [3:01]
5. The Glorious Bert Schnick [5:00]
6. Bitchin' in the Kitchen [3:03]
7. Dentonvale [4:07]
8. In My Own Way [2:06]
9. Happy Homes [2:52]
10. Thank God I'm a Man [1:27]
11. Conspiracy [3:44]
12. Farley's Song [2:18]
13. The Next Episode [3:57]
14. Lullaby [2:57]
15. The Wardrobe Room [2:22]
16. Little Black Dress [:57]
17. Janet's Debut [1:15]
18. Me of Me [3:19]
19. Written Out [3:17]
20. Shock Treatment [2:19]
21. We Want Janet! [5:43]
22. Looking for Trade [3:50]
23. Sanity for Today [1:49]
24. Look What I Did to My Id [2:01]
25. Twin One and Twin Two [3:01]
26. Breaking Out [1:45]
27. Farley Flavors [1:51]
28. Miss Mental Health [5:28]
29. Duel Duet [2:38]
30. Macy Struthers [4:08]
31. Anyhow, Anyhow [2:37]
32. End Titles [2:25]

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