Ever get one of those days when an email comes through with some news that is so exciting that you just can’t control your anticipation for a release, well today’s that day with the news of Shock Treatment heading to Blu-ray!
Now I’m a big fan of Richard O’Brien and The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a movie that I never tire of and today’s news that Shock Treatment is getting its first ever release of Blu-ray is amazing to hear, the film which isn’t a sequel or prequel, stars an amazing cast of actors including, 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) and 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?
Shock Treatment takes 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!”
This new release, for the first time on Blu-ray, is 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. All together now, you need a bit of ooooh, Shock Treatment!
Shock Treatment Limited Edtion Features
- 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 Institute
- 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
Shock Treatment will be released on Blu-ray 7th August 2017 from Arrow Video