Has it really been 40 years since the time-warping, gender-bending cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” became a pop culture icon? Yes, it has. And yes, I’m officially old. But that’s ok. It’s all good!
Get ready to do the time warp again as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Celebration – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray and Digital HD 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” 40th Anniversary Blu-ray and Digital HD edition (Fox sent me a review copy) is packed with featurettes highlighting past celebrations and midnight screenings, deleted musical scenes, outtakes, alternate endings, commentaries by Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta), photo galleries and lots more.
Directed by Jim Sharman, the Lou Adler/Michael White Production follows sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) as they’re 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 more than 300 theaters across the U.S. and even more around the world. And 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)
- Mick Rock (A Photographer)
- Mick Rock’s Picture Show (A Gallery)
- Deleted Musical Scenes: ”Once In A While,” “Super Heroes”
- 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!