- Technical Specs
- Format: DVD
- Rating: R
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Language: English
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
- Closed Captioning: Yes
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
- Color: Color
Multi Story (U.K. or U.S. Version): View the Original Uncut or the New Edition with Musical Sequence "Superheroes" Edited Back In
Commentary by Richard O'Brien 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.
Upon its release in 1975, the film was an astounding flop. But a few devotees persuaded a New York theater to show it at midnight, and thus was born one of the ultimate cult films of all time. The songs are addictive (just try getting "The Time Warp" or "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" out of your head), the raunchiness amusing, and the plot line utterly ridiculous--in other words, this film is simply tremendous good fun. The downfall, however, is that much of the amusement is found in the audience participation that is obviously missing from a video version (viewers in theaters shout lines at the screen and use props--such as holding up newspapers and shooting water guns during the storm, and throwing rice during a wedding scene). Watched alone as a straight movie, Rocky Horror loses a tremendous amount of its charm. Yet, for those who wish to perfect their lip-synching techniques for movie theater performances or for those who want to gather a crowd around the TV at home for some good, old-fashioned, rowdy fun, this film can't be beat.