The Rocky Horror picture show [videorecording (DVD)] / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Lou Adler-Michael White production ; screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien ; executive producer, Lou Adler ; produced by Michael White ; directed by Jim Sharman.
Contributor(s): Sharman, Jim [screenwriter,, film director.] | Adler, Lou [film producer.] | White, Michael [film producer.] | O'Brien, Richard [screenwriter,, actor,, composer (expression),, lyricist.] | Curry, Tim [actor.] | Sarandon, Susan [actor.] | Bostwick, Barry [actor.] | Meat Loaf (Vocalist) [actor.] | Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation [presenter,, production company.] | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc [film distributor.].Material type: Visual materialSeries: Viewpoints Film series.Publisher: [Australia] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013Copyright date: ©2003Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : DVD video, sound, colour ; 12 cm.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9786307168728; 6307168722.Uniform titles: Rocky Horror picture show (Motion picture) Subject(s): Cross-dressers -- Drama | Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- DramaGenre/Form: Parody films. | Film adaptations. | Feature films. | Fantasy films. | Horror films. | Comedy films. | Musical films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.4372
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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, Rovi
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1975.
Extra features: US and UK versions; Audio commentary (by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn); Multi-view theatre experience; Participation prompter; Audience participation; DVD-Rom.
Special features: Multi-story: view the original cut or the new edition with musical sequence "Superheroes" edited back in ; commentary by Richard �OBrien 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 ; DVD-ROM games, trivia and more.
Original musical play, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien ; musical direction and arrangements by Richard Hartley ; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; film and music editor, Graeme Clifford ; original costume design by Sue Blane ; art director, Terry Ackland-Snow ; set dresser, Ian Whittaker.
Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meatloaf, Charles Gray.
A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transylvania.
MPAA rating: R.
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.66:1), NTSC Region 1; English 5.1 surround, English mono.
In English; optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed-captioned.