On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter's spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation--the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror. But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolised Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure?Written by
The movie is full of symbols of classic movie companies. The shield the griffin holds represents Warner Brothers. The eagle in the hall represents Republic. The lightning bolt on the flag represents the old RKO symbol; the radio tower at the end is also RKO. The character 'Columbia' represents not only the movie company of the same name, but the symbol herself, complete with short hair. The large 'Atlas' illuminated painting in the grand bed-chamber is the symbol of Anglo-Amalgamated Productions. The large snarling cat in the hall is an MGM lion reference. The lighted globe at the end is the symbol of Universal Pictures. The gong represents the Rank Film Corporation, whose films opened with a huge gong being struck. Columbia wears Mickey Mouse ears in the scenes in the bedroom with Magenta, a Disney reference. See more »
Frank mentions that Brad and Janet got "caught with a flat" [tire], but Brad only said the car broke down, which could mean a variety of issues. See more »
Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist:
I'll tell you once, I won't tell you twice, you better wise up, Janet Weiss. Your apple pie don't taste too nice. You better wise up, Janet Weiss.
[Janet knees him in the balls and runs away]
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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 »
The film was originally released in 1975 with mono sound. When the 15th Anniversary stereo film prints and VHS video were released in 1990, the soundtrack album versions of the songs were dubbed into the film, replacing the mono versions. The vocals on all the original mono film songs differ slightly from the stereo album takes, most notably on Rocky's vocals, which were dubbed by actor-singer Trevor White both on the soundtrack and in the film. Between 1990 and 2000, this was the only version available on any home video format in the US. See more »
As an 18 y/o stranded in a small, bible belt town in the sticks of Missouri, I would drive 120 miles every two weeks to St. Louis to the Varsity Theater to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show during the early 80's. For me, it was a chance to live, to breathe free, as anything went; there was no need to conform to any narrow minded conventions, as I felt I had to survive at home. The first time I witnessed Tim Curry flinging open his cape, proudly proclaiming "I'm just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual Transylvania," I knew I'd found a place to be myself. Even now, some 18 years later, that sight still gives me a thrill. Sure, the plot is ridiculous (on second thought, it had more to offer than 80 percent of the crap coming out of Hollywood then and now) and it is loaded with technical flaws. Still, I consider it the greatest film of all time. How many films draw a crowd of regulars weekly, create a sense of community, especially for people who, more than likely, felt as if they were not a part of any community, as I felt? Over the years, I've seen the film 64 times, and when I'm 80 I plan on getting up on my arthritic legs and doing the "Time Warp."
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