New Release: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray

The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie scene with Tim CurryThe sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania, in high-definition! British musical comedy/rock opera The Rocky Horror Picture Show debut on Blu-ray on Oct. 19, 2010, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Starring Tim Curry (Charlie’s Angels) as the “sweet transvestite,” Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham) and rocker Meat Loaf, the movie is the longest-running theatrical release in film history, still playing in select theaters for special showings. Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant,” the 1975 musical is known for such songs as “The Time Warp” and its many quotable lines, including, “Dammit, Janet.”

The film tells the story of Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Sarandon), a couple who get lost one cold, rainy night, and take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, just as he is about to unveil his greatest creation.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray has restored picture from a new master created from the original camera negatives. It was priced at $34.99, and includes these special features:

  • 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!
  • Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
  • An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
  • Mick Rock (A Photographer)
  • Mick Rock’s Picture Show (A Gallery)
  • pressbook and poster gallery
  • commentary by Richard O’Brien, writer of the original stage version, and actress Patricia Quinn
  • deleted musical scenes and outtakes
  • alternate credit ending and misprint ending
  • Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show
  • Beacon Theater, New York City “Time Warp” music video

The Blu-ray box will contains a 24-page book featuring photography from Mick Rock, known for his iconic shots of rock and roll artists. He was the chief photographer on the film.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 35th Anniversary Blu-ray release was part of Fox’s year-long 75th birthday celebration, during which the studio debuted a number of its classic movies on high-definition, including The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Last of the Mohicans and the Alien Anthology.

And now, let’s do the Time Warp again…


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.