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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  15 August 1975 (UK)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.



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It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Written by simon

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

15 August 1975 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Orgía de horror y locura  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)


$139,876,417 (USA)

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(Remix for video release)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the original stage production in London, Dr. Scott and Eddie were played by the same actor, which has become the custom in many subsequent productions. Meat Loaf was disappointed to learn he wouldn't be playing Dr. Scott. See more »


When Brad and Janet are standing in the rain outside of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle, only the corners of Janet's newspaper are wet. See more »


Frank: A mental mind fuck can be nice.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, The credits read: "The characters portrayed in this film are ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS and bear no resemblance to anyone living OR DEAD!" See more »


References The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »


Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien
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19 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Moving on from the riotous cult stage show which was born in a small studio theatre in the early 70s, this movie version is a well-cast, outrageous romp showcasing the absurdity and sci-fi obsession of Richard O'Brien's inventive musical.

The small cast - the wonderful Tim Curry as Frank 'n Furter (the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania'); Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon as the odd science students Brad and Janet; Patricia Quinn as Magenta ('a domestic'); Little Nell as Columbia ('a groupie'), Jonathan Adams as Dr Scott; Meat Loaf as Eddie; Richard O'Brien himself as the handyman Riff Raff; Peter Hinwood as the muscle man Rocky, created by Frank in a spoof on Frankenstein; and Charles Gray having a great time as the Criminologist - are all really good, and the songs are terrific, from the madness of 'The Timewarp' and 'Sweet Transvestite', to the ethereal 'There's a Light' and 'I'm Going Home', by way of the rocky 'Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?' and the film-reference heavy 'Science Fiction Double Feature'.

Great, great fun and the floor show sequence in particular, showcasing Frank's obsession with Fay Wray and the RKO cheapies, is exceptional, with its statues in basques and its huge swimming pool. Trash, yes, but classy trash, and most enjoyable.

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