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RHPS Video Launch
Richard O'Brien & Charming Underclothes, London, 1991
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show has had a few releases on VHS video tape here in the UK. There was an original rental version (very hard to find now) followed by this the first retail version to hit the shops in 1991. Later there was a 21st Anniversary re-mastered VHS and Laser Disc in 1996 and then the DVD in February 2001.
This was the first release with Stereo sound here in the UK and Fox asked the fan club to the launch. We also took along Charming Underclothes, which we were with at the time, to perform a shadow cast performance to the invited UK press at the event.
Fox had decorated the preview theatre with a Rocky Horror theme and Richard O'Brien himself introduced the movie to the waiting guest. It was great fun with the trailer for Rocky being shown before the screening itself. At the time the trailer wasn't included with the video release itself it was only added later. This was the first time most of us had actually seen the images that accompanied the trailer.
The show went down really well with several newspapers doing a write up of the launch, there was also a rather nice 'lips' shaped cake to munch our way through after the screening.
Images scanned from the original 35mm negs
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