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RHPS 3D packshot by TWW

Reviewed by TimeWarpWebmaster

The 3D remastered blu-ray release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is here at last!

For those of you that haven't been following this, it's taken twelve months for this release to happen. Completely remastered for 3D, Rocky comes alive and jumps out of the screen right at you.

As well as the full 3D version for those lucky enough to own the proper TV and Bluray player, there is also an Anaglyphic 3D version included on the disc and two sets of the glasses with the red (should that be magenta?) and green lenses to give the effect on a normal Bluray and TV package.

Stephanie and I have watched our preview copy on both systems now. I'm lucky to have a friend at the local home cinema store who let us sit in a demo room after they closed on Wednesday night to watch the full 3D version as I can't run to a new bluray deck and tv with 3D already in. We did get to watch the anaglyphic 3D version at home and yes we did feel a little daft wearing the cardboard 3D glasses.

Of course without original 3D content it was always going to be a compromise on the 3D effects, but they've done a great job here. Rocky being chased by the dogs through the rain even made me jump a bit. I also loved the titles with Patricia's lips reaching out of the screen, nearly real enough to kiss! The other noteworthy scenes that really benefit from the 3D effect are Toucha-Toucha-Touch Me (the bit where they all take turns to sing) and Frank throwing the glass of water during Sweet T. That one we both ducked for, even though we were expecting it.

The full 3D version was of course much better than the anaglyphic one as the latter did have a little colour fringing and lack of contrast compared to the shutter-glasses version. It also, as usual, gave me a little bit of a headache. I think that is down to eye-strain when using the coloured lenses. Not uncommon and the main reason that system didn't catch on. Having said that it is a nice addition to the disc to have the anaglyphic version as I said earlier, as we can't all afford new systems.

Sound is the same as the 35th anniversary disc at 7.1. Missing from this disc is the popup performing cast track and related documentaries, this is in order to have enough space for both 3D versions.

Great fun and a whole new way to watch Rocky!

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TWW March, 2011

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3D Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
You basically get the same items that were on the 35th Anniversary release, but all in boring old 2D. The documentaries about the search for the shadow cast have been deleted as the content is no longer on the disc to make way for both 3D versions.

  • RHPS Full 3D version, requires compatable tv and player
  • RHPS Anaglyphic 3D version
  • 2 pairs of Anaglyphic 3D glasses included
  • The Midnight Experience
  • Rocky-oke: Sing It!
  • Commentary by Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn
  • Mick Rock (A Photographer) - featurette
  • Mick Rock's Picture Show (A Gallery)
  • Press Book Gallery

A Few from the Vault
  • Deleted Musical Scenes
  • Once In A While
  • Super Heroes
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate Credit Ending
  • Misprint Ending
  • Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show
  • Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary)
  • Time Warp Music Video (15th Anniversary)
  • Theatrical Trailer 1
  • Theatrical Trailer 2
  • Pressbook Gallery
  • Poster Gallery

Available to buy from Amazon.co.uk soon. (The link may go to the non 3D version if the new one isn't on their system)

Buy from Amazon The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Blu-ray] [1975]

Important Update

It seems this special 3D edition was only on sale for a very limited run of one day........1st April 2011.

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