I seriously can not believe it and talking about time flying! From 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the most amazing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Okay, let us do a little story time here. I remember going with my sister to a theatre in San Diego on a Friday night, midnight to be exact, and experiencing something that has not since been repeated. There were people dressed up and lines down the block trying to get in to see this film.
I had no idea what it was about but had been told by many that it was something we had to experience. Well, let me tell you something – an experience it was. So much so that my sister and I spent more Friday and Saturday nights watching “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” than our parents even knew about.
So what’s the big deal? This is the story told by a criminologist (Charles Gray) of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and his fiancé’ Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), a young couple who after attending their friends wedding decide to wed themselves. In celebration they head out to visit Dr. Everett Scott (Jonathan Adams), the reason they met in the first place.
During their drive in the rain, a flat tire forces them out of the car and to a castle on the hill. Trying to phone for a mechanic, the door is opened by Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien) who allows them to enter. Brad and Janet also meet Magenta (Patricia Quinn) and are invited in to observe some ‘folk dancing’.
What they don’t see coming up behind them is Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) who explains that he would be happy to help them but they should stay for the evening. Asked to join the gang at the laboratory that Columbia (Nell Campbell) proudly announces she’s seen, they are surprised to learn these isn’t an ordinary party.
Dr. Frank-N-Furter is busy creating himself a man, Rocky (Peter Hinwood), pretty much his newest play toy but the previous play toy Eddie (Meat Loaf) isn’t finished yet!
That’s when everything gets turned upside down, inside out and calling for a trip to Transylvania but not before doing the time warp again!
Curry as Frank is so delicious! Everything about the character and his portrayal is mind blowing. He looks amazing in costume and wore his makeup to perfection – even when he ruins it Curry looks stunning. His facial expressions are delightful from his amusement of ‘humans’ to his fear of Riff Raff, it is all incredible. I can honestly admit I knew girls who crushed out on Curry’s Frank-N-Furter.
O’Brien as Riff Raff is also responsible for creating the original musical play and bringing it to screen. I can’t not even imagine what he was thinking when writing the script but ever bit of what he wrote is now iconic.
Quinn as Magenta is sexy as she wants to be as the servant to Frank and the sister to Riff Raff. She keeps her temper most of the time but irritating this woman doesn’t seem to be a good idea. Quinn gives Magenta sass, sexy and a hairdo at the end giving homage to another great female shocking character. So well done I can’t stand it!
Campbell as Columbia is a cute tap dancing lover of the Frank. That is until she also fell for a motorcycle man which makes perfect sense. Women just love bad boys on a motorcycle! Hinwood as Rocky doesn’t say much but then again when you look like a Greek god you don’t have to say much. Adams as Dr. Everett Scott is off the scale funny and looks pretty good in stockings I have to say! Gray as the criminologist is just seriously good and equally as funny!
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” five tubs of popcorn out of five. Seriously, there is nothing wrong with this film and everything right. It is fun, funny, twisted and contains memorable characters and songs that are catchy and I can repeat every word!
The cast is amazing to the point of perfection and I can not imagine anyone else playing these roles. If anyone ever thought of remaking this I’d have to go ballistic. Some things aren’t meant to ever be touched and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is one of them.
Released in 1975 this film is the definition of a cult classic. Still playing in over 300 theatres at midnight, including the Ken Theater in San Diego in case you’re wondering, it is also played all over the world. After it’s stage production it was picked up by Lou Adler/Michael White Productions and directed by Jim Sharman.
The Bluray includes the Rocky-oke: Sing It!, Commentary by Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn, Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I, An-ti-ci-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II, Mick Rock, Mick Rock’s Picture Show, A Few From the Vault, Outtakes, Alternate B&W Opening, Time Warp Music Video, The Midnight Experience, Pressbook & Photo Gallery and so much more!
In the end — let’s do the time warp again!