I loved Rocky Horror. I thought it was a great film and proves to beone of my favorite musicals. So when I found out that there was asequel, I searched it out... with much difficulty. Apparently the filmwas a huge flop and therefore is extremely rare. (funny, when you thinkabout Rocky Horror, which was originally a huge flop as well, but wasre-released after finding cult status).<br><br>I have just watched Shock Treatment twice in a row and I'm proud to sayI love it just as much as Rocky Horror. But be warned, Shock Treatmenthas completely different subject matter (which means no revealingcross-dressing, references to old horror films and no Tim Curry), butsome familiar characters and some very familiar actors appear in a filmthat looks at the brain-washing nature of television.<br><br>It wasn't the sequel I expected, but after seeing it twice, I realizeit is the perfect sequel to a perfect film like Rocky Horror.<br><br>But the emotion I was filled most with after watching this film wasn'thappiness, it was frustration. I was frustrated that this film isshunned by many, that it never has been released onto DVD and mostprobably never will be. It was depressing to know that probably theonly way I am ever going to view this great film is on a terriblequality full screen VHS cassette. <br><br>I'm hoping that this will find higher status eventually and is releasedonto a far more watchable medium. This film proves a satirical look attelevision, specifically in the eighties, but in doing so creates aprophetic masterpiece long before its time.
Comedy / Musical
Comedy / Musical
Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this musical is set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station; residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Who is trying to woo her away?
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