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Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

4.7 78
Director: Jim Sharman

Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick


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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


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

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Sharon Steinbach
After beginning as a small, offbeat London stage production, Rocky Horror's 1975 big screen release has since become the ultimate doctrine of decadence, with a timeless rock-'n'-roll soundtrack that defies comparison. Tim Curry stars as the deviant and devious Doctor Frank-N-Furter, an alien from Transsexual Transylvania. Homespun couple Brad and Janet, portrayed by Barry Bostwick (Spin City) and Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), happen upon Furter's castle on the eve of the unveiling of his new creation, Rocky, his personal Adonis. Fellow Transsexual Transylvanians include butler Riff Raff (screenwriter Richard O'Brien), Magenta the maid (Patricia Quinn), and Columbia the groupie (Nell Campbell). Charles Gray appears as the narrator/criminologist and a pre-superstardom Meat Loaf delivers as ex-delivery boy Eddie. The film's popularity quickly matured as a subculture of midnight shows and audience participation emerged, of which acting out and acting up in the costume of a favorite character was the meat -- and throwing soggy food products was the potatoes. Employing the best-loved elements of kitschy thrillers and B-grade science fiction, this bizarre and fun-filled twist on love and inhibition continues to transcend generations a quarter century later.
All Movie Guide
The story of Rocky Horror Picture Show is not by itself what this film is about. The film's largest charm evolved from the fact that thousands upon thousands of dedicated fans lined up for midnight viewings all over the world which turned out to be participatory events. Viewers came dressed up as their favorite characters and gleefully reacted to the film atrocities, making it all the more fun. The story finds a couple, Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), who, when their car breaks down, are stranded in a remote castle populated by Transylvanian transvestites led by Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry). The carnal goings-on in this creep-house are more than Brad and Janet ever wished for when they came a-knockin'.

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20Th Century Fox
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[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Restored picture - Brand new 4K/2K master from the original camera negatives; The Midnight Experience: The Late Night, double feature, picture-in-picture show, vintage callback track(unrated), prop box, trivia track ; BD-Live: Live lookup powered by IMDb; Rocky-oke: Sing It!; The search for the 35th anniversary shadowcast: Don't Dream It, Be It (part I) and An-tic-i-pation (part II); Mick Rock (a photographer); Mick Rock's picture show (a gallery); Pressbook and poster gallery ; Audio commentary by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn ; Deleted musical scenes and outtakes ; Alternative B&W opening ; Alternate credit ending and misprint ending; Rocky Horror double feature video show ; Beacon theater, New York City ; "Time Warp" music video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Mark Johnson Wedding Guest
Jeremy Newson Ralph Hapschatt
Koo Stark Bridesmaid
Charles Gray Criminologist
Hilary Labow Betty Munroe
Christopher Biggins Transylvanian
Gaye Brown Transylvanian
Ishaq Bux Transylvanian
Imogen Claire Transylvanian
Fran Fullenwider Transylvanian
Lindsay Ingram Transylvanian
Annabel Leventon Transylvanian
Anthony Milner Transylvanian
Henry Woolf Transylvanian
Sadie Corré Transylvanian Dancer

Technical Credits
Jim Sharman Director,Screenwriter
Terry Ackland-Snow Art Director
Lou Adler Executive Producer
Sue Blane Costumes/Costume Designer
Graeme Clifford Editor
Gillian Dods Costumes/Costume Designer
John Goldstone Associate Producer
Mike Gowans Asst. Director
Richard Hartley Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael White Producer
Richard O'Brien Songwriter,Screenwriter
Richard Pointing Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
Brian Thomson Production Designer
David Toguri Choreography
Wally Veevers Special Effects


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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Rocky fan for years. This is a movie that you can watch and just enjoy with your friends. Who doesn't like to do the "Time Warp" in their living room at one o'clock in the morning? The year I got this DVD for Christmas was the first time I cried tears of joy over a movie. My parents tell me stories of how they used to go to the theaters at midnight where audience members would dress up as characters, act out the movie in front of the screen, and participate in singing the songs. I really look forward to enjoying my own experience like this. Rocky Horror will remain in my collection for years to come so I can enjoy it anytime I want and dance/sing along with it.
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This movie caught me off gaurd when I first watched it but it was really good. I love Tim Curry and he did amazingly good in this movie. The songs and the movements are all so captivating...it all had me hooked from the very start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen the movie a hundred times and even took part assisting in the play at a community theater. The movie and play are both timeless and you're sure to never stop laughing. If you don't take this opertunity to watch it, you're most definatly missing out. (I mean seriously, when else can you see a castle of transvestites and a man wearing gold tighty-whities?!)
Jesse_Kimmel-Freeman More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. I had never seen it until I went to college, but once I did I was hooked. The music is stellar and the acting is great to the plot! It's a great movie that everyone should share!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie over and over and over. Sometimes when it is done, i simply rewind and play it again. My friends still don't get why I like it so much or why i end up sheding a tear at the end. Long live Time Curry! BE JUST AND FEAR NOT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best movie i have ever seen. I enjoyed it so much, i want to see it again. It's even better than "Little shop of Horrors".
rpbooks More than 1 year ago
This has always been one of my favorite movies and as soon as I got it I watched this movie and when my favorite songs came on I turned up the volume and jammed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
from the top of his head to the tips of his platform shoes, for the first and only time in his life, tim curry is pure sex and pure evil at once! sexy to the max and the movie is really all about him from his entrance. how a movie can go from being so hilarious to so sad it makes me cry in the end, ill never know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is the best movie in the world. From when those lips show up, to when the globe is just sitting there, I am either quoting lines from the movie or singing. that is how great this movie is. Don't let the other things decieve you, it is great. And just remember ''Don't dream it, be-e it''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie two years ago in 6th grade. I thought it was very good. It was a hilarious movie and my mum went crazy when she found out I'd seen it on Bravo. She was so angry I had watched it, so of course I had to go buy it the next day (along with the original soundtrack of course...)! When my mum found out I'd bought6 the movie and soundtrack and had ripped up the reciept, she gave in and told me not to let anyone watch it if they came over. So what do I do? I get on the phone and call Brette and have her come over to watch it. I brought it over to her house the next week and her dad sat down and watched it. He was saying things like "I remember sneaking in to see that with my friends..." and my mum had said things like "I went to go see that so many times...". So why were they so upset about us seeing it? Well, for one thing, it's a very risqué (did I spell that right? lol) film. Kind of like when I watched Animal House at her house...but that's a whole different story! Anyway, it's a very good movie, with good songs. It's a little cheesy though, but that's what makes the movie so great. The cheap effects make it all the more worthwile. So, all in all, I'd recomend you watch this movie. And if you don't like the movie, at least you can say you've done the Time Warp, because who DOESN'T want to say they've done the Time Warp!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laugh every time I see it and do the Time Warp-dance every time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this movie. It's the kind of movie you CAN NOT fall asleep watching. If you haven't seen it you need too. The songs are so catchy that they will probably stay in your head for a long time. I know ;). Don't Dream it. Be it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film may be an excersize in stupidity, but at least it is highly original in concept and has strange/wonderful ways of delivering the story to the viewer. The songs stayed in my head for three days after my first viweing and the dialouge is easily quoatable. This is the most inexplicible thing to come out of Great Britain since the Teletubbies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only saw part of the movie but, the part I did see was very good. I saw up until he had sex with the guy in the bed. And where he took the transvestites wig off. That was good. Everyone on a trip I went on wanted to see it so I tried it and it was good but the teacher wouldn't let us finish it. I hope the rest of the movie is as good as the part I saw.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you turn on the audience participation button you feel like you're right in the theater. The effects are incredible and the cast interviews are really interesting. It is a must have for any fan!