Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition

Hey Fox, I've got something to say... I really love the skilful way... you've brought The Rocky Horror Picture Show out on Blu-ray.

It's 35 years since The Rocky Horror Picture Show was first released and it continues to prove one of the most popular touring theatre performances. The atmosphere when you see it live is incredible - and the delays due to true fans heckling the actors mean you really get your money's worth. But if you want to see Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon's classic appearances, the movie's the way to go.

There's little to say about The Rocky Horror Picture Show that hasn't already been said, but read on for a round-up of the extra features that come on the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition - this could be a good option for Christmas, if you know anyone who just loves to yell "Slut!" and "Asshole!" at their TV while decked out in their best lingerie.

Blu-ray Features

The precise features vary from region to region, so check when you place your order if you're buying based on these. The official list from 20th Century Fox includes:

- Midnight Experience: The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture-in-Picture Show, Vintage Callback Track, Prop Box, Trivia Track
- Rocky-oke: Sing It!
- Commentary By Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn
- The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast: Don't Dream It, Be It (Part I) and An-tic-i-pation (Part II)
- Mick Rock (A Photographer)
- Mick Rock's Picture Show (A Gallery)
- Pressbook and Poster Gallery

Along with "A Few From The Vault":

- Deleted Musical Scenes and Outtakes
- Alternate Credit Ending and Misprint Ending
- "Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show" (1995)
- Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary)
- Time Warp Music Video (15th Anniversary VHS Release)
- Trailers

It's an impressive list of features - and let's be honest, most of us just want karaoke and a decent look at the Time Warp, which it seems has been delivered here.


I'm actually pretty pleased about this one - Blu-ray's really finding ground as a mainstream format and that's only going to continue as more of the classics that everyone wants in their collection make it on to BRD. If you're one of the few people who never got around to buying The Rocky Horror Picture Show on DVD (I'm actually in that category - I've just always known someone to borrow it from) this could be the perfect opportunity to rectify the situation.

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