|Out on:||Blu-Ray 7th Aug. 2017|
From the writer and director of The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes not a sequel, not a prequel… but an equal to that classic, available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, starring the cream of comedic talent in a riotous, unmissable cult musical.
Jim Sharman (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Stardust Memories)
Cliff De Young (Flight of the Navigator, Blue Collar)
Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Crystal Maze)
Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hawk the Slayer)
Barry Humphries (The Hobbit, The Dame Edna Experience)
Rik Mayall (Drop Dead Fred, The Young Ones)
Charles Gray (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Devil Rides Out)
Several years on from the events of the original Rocky Horror Picture Show, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated and institutionalised, whilst Janet is given a radical makeover and primed for stardom. But what are the real motivations behind the kooky DTV crew and their enigmatic head-honcho, Farley Flavors?
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Featuring a host of familiar Rocky Horror faces including Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn as Dr Cosmo and Dr Nation, alongside Jessica Harper and Cliff De Young as Janet and Brad, plus the likes of Barry Humphries and Rik Mayall, this is a sexy, surreal satire that everyone should have on repeat prescription. With a rocking, shocking score from Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley, including an irresistibly catchy title song, Shock Treatment is the follow-up that’s more than the equal of its predecessor.
Taking potshots at the medical industry, tacky TV shows, and everything in between, O’Brien’s film is bursting with energy and beautifully designed, and, as his character says, “you’ll be pathetically crazy about Shock Treatment - trust me, I’m a doctor!”
Presented in two highly collectable limited edition Blu-ray sets - each featuring one of the devious doctors from the film, Cosmo or Nation, on the packaging - it goes without saying that this world debut release is a must have for Rocky Horror fans. Altogether now, you need a bit of ooooh, Shock Treatment!
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Digital transfer from original film elements
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• 5.1 and Mono audio options
• Isolated Music and Effects Track
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by Shock Treatment Fan Club presidents "Mad Man" Mike and Bill Brennan
• 35 Years of Shock Treatment – live panel filmed at British Film Insitute
• DTV Presents: A Shockumentary featurette
• Let's Rock 'n Roll: Shock Treatment's Super Score featurette
• Theatrical and International Trailers
• Exclusive Digipak Packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
• Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
• Set of Exclusive Shock Treatment Mix ‘n’ Match Cards!
• Exclusive double-sided DENTON poster
Duration: 94 mins
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Starring: Richard O'Brien, Jessica Harper, Patricia Quinn, Ruby Wax, Cliff De Young, Barry Humphries
UK Cat No: FCD1564
UK Barcode: 5027035017334