The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Musicals

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Time Out says

Why did the fans turn late-nite screenings of this cult favourite into an elaborate ritual of dressing-up, singing along, throwing rice and waving cigarette lighters? Well, for one thing, the material inspires affection, given its knowing pastiche of everything from Universal horrors to '50s grade-Z sci-fi, and a shamelessly hedonistic, fiercely independent sensibility that must have seemed a welcome relief from the mainstream bombast of other '70s musicals (not exactly Jesus Christ Superstar, is it?). However, dare we suggest that the whole participation angle evolved to boost a movie that is something of an enthusiastic shambles, and collapses altogether in the final reel? Fresh-faced Sarandon and Bostwick are the all-American honeymooners who wind up in the tender care of Tim Curry's camper-than-thou Transylvanian transvestite, O'Brien's hunchback butler and sundry kinky cronies. A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray's admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.
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UK release:

1975

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101 mins

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Sparktabulous

They are not honeymooners, they are college sweethearts who get engaged during the opening number after a wedding of friends. The movie is infectious and gets you caught up in the campy parody as a participant, rather than an observer, as it lambastes horror films everywhere, but, mostly the bad, low budget ones. Underscored by a very well written and performed soundtrack (every voice a winner), it's almost hard to believe the whole thing came out of the butler, Riff Raff (Richard O'Brian). Very effective in launching the careers of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meatloaf (What, Meatloaf, again?), you'll laugh so loud and try to keep up with the participant's dialogue, you will have to see the movie dozens of times just to take in everything that is going on! Rocky came to theaters the year my daughter was born, 1975, and I took her to see it when she was 8 years old. Presented her with the soundtrack when she was 12, and she loved it. I now own the movie book and the movie itself on CD. It is one movie I never get tired of. of course it could have ended better, but that would have set it apart from all the other Horror Shows. Go see it, don't forget your newspaper!

Sparktabulous

They are not honeymooners, they are college sweethearts who get engaged during the opening number after a wedding of friends. The movie is infectious and gets you caught up in the campy parody as a participant, rather than an observer, as it lambastes horror films everywhere, but, mostly the bad, low budget ones. Underscored by a very well written and performed soundtrack (every voice a winner), it's almost hard to believe the whole thing came out of the butler, Riff Raff (Richard O'Brian). Very effective in launching the careers of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meatloaf (What, Meatloaf, again?), you'll laugh so loud and try to keep up with the participant's dialogue, you will have to see the movie dozens of times just to take in everything that is going on! Rocky came to theaters the year my daughter was born, 1975, and I took her to see it when she was 8 years old. Presented her with the soundtrack when she was 12, and she loved it. I now own the movie book and the movie itself on CD. It is one movie I never get tired of. of course it could have ended better, but that would have set it apart from all the other Horror Shows. Go see it, don't forget your newspaper!

andrew

The film is always a strait up party an experience that connects the generations through memories and black lingerie

andrew

The film is always a strait up party an experience that connects the generations through memories and black lingerie

Mike

I'm sure this film needs no introduction - it's a cult classic. But for those a little uncertain - 5 stars from me.

Mike

I'm sure this film needs no introduction - it's a cult classic. But for those a little uncertain - 5 stars from me.

FRANKIE

FOR SOME IT IS A MOVIE FOR ME AND OTHERS IT IS A WAY OF LIFE THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE

FRANKIE

FOR SOME IT IS A MOVIE FOR ME AND OTHERS IT IS A WAY OF LIFE THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE