TOP STORY: 20th Century Fox will be releasing a special edition DVD of Shock Treatment. The release date is September 5th with an MSRP of $19.98. A box set with RHPS will also be available on the same date for $29.99. The film itself will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Surround, and Spanish Mono tracks. Extras will include a commentary by ST Fan Club Presidents "Mad Man" Mike Ellenbogen & Bill Brennan, a Making Of Retrospective featurette, a Music Retrospective featurette, a theatrical trailer, and an international trailer. 20th Century Fox UK has also released RHPS and Shock Treatment (for the first official time on DVD) together in a box set in May. Check out timewarp.org.uk/shocktreatment for a review, screenshots and other details of the UK release.
Tim Curry will be reprising his role as King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot at the Palace Theatre in London, from October 2006 to January 2007. Tim also lends a voice in the live-action sequel Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties and the animated films Queer Duck: The Movie and Fly Me to the Moon.
Susan Sarandon has recently been very politically active, speaking out about education for Mexico, and protesting the United States involvement in war. She is appearing in episodes of the Emmy-nominated show Rescue Me on FX, as well as filming A Whale In Montana and voicing a role in the animated movie Enchanted. Her upcoming films Mr. Woodcock and Bernard and Doris will soon be released.
Barry Bostwick was recently in the children's film Chestnut: Hero of Central Park, and has also appeared on the WB sitcom What I Like About You, and on several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Meat Loaf is involved in a $50 million-plus lawsuit against former co-songwriter Jim Steinman for use of the phrase Bat Out Of Hell, which Meat Loaf planned to use for his upcoming album Bat Out Of Hell III, to tentatively be released in the fall.
Lou Adler was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 6th, in front of Virgin Megastore on Hollywood Boulevard. Besides Rocky, Lou has produced The Mamas and the Papas, Jan and Dean, Carole King and Cheech and Chong.
The New York City RHPS Cast has announced that, starting July 7th, they will be performing bi-monthly midnight shows at the birthplace of RHPS' audience participation, the Waverly Theatre (now called IFC Center). Go to www.ifccenter.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
A major Rocky Horror / Shock Treatment convention was held in Manchester, UK on May 27-28. Guests included Patricia Quinn, Richard Hartley, Perry Bedden and Kimi Wong. For more info and photos of the event, visit www.dentonaffair.org.uk .
The Queens of the Desert / 31st Anniversary Convention will be held on October 13-14 in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned to www.tucsonrockyhorror.com for details.
There will be a RHPS convention on July 27-30 in Chicago, IL. For more info, go to www.crhap.com/convention.htm .
For an up-to-date list of theaters showing RHPS, go to www.rockytheaters.com .
For the largest and certainly one of the best websites devoted to RHPS and Shock Treatment, check out Cosmo's Factory at www.cosmosfactory.org .
For a great Shock Treatment website, visit The Shock Treatment Network at www.shocktreatmentnetwork.com .
Visit the Rocky Horror Poster Gallery on the Web, which was put together by Australian fan Chris Hose: www.angelfire.com/movies/rhpsposter .
Check out The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 25 Years of Absolute Pleasure. It is the first official CD soundtrack with every song from the movie. For more info, visit www.rhino.com .
For info on international tour dates for The Rocky Horror Show (the stage play), visit the website of The Rocky Horror Company at www.rockyhorror.co.uk .
For info on tour dates for The Rocky Horror Show in the US and Canada, check out www.rockyshows.net .
Don't forget to check out the official RHPS fan site, www.rockyhorror.com . We've changed our look; updated and added fan profiles; added RHPS and Shock Treatment photos, exclusive posters, and video clips to download; and also added an online forum to talk about all things Rocky.
The mailing address for all Fan Club correspondence goes to:
Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club
1040 First Ave
New York, NY 10022-2902
Mailing address for Sal Piro (and Sal's Closet):
PO Box 653
New York, NY 10150-0653
RHPS Transylvanian Perry Bedden to Appear at Tucson Con
Thu Sep 14 2006 - Perry Bedden has agreed to be a special guest at Queens of the Desert, the Tucson RHPS Convention, on October 13th and 14th. Full Story
Shock Treatment / RHPS Double Feature in NYC
Sun Sep 10 2006 - RHPS and Shock Treatment will be shown back-to-back in a special event... Full Story
Shock Treatment To Be Shown in HDTV
Tue Aug 29 2006 - Shock Treatment will be airing in high-definition on the cable network INHD2. Here are the showtimes (all times Eastern)... Full Story
Shock Treatment DVD To Be Performed At Tucson Con
Tue Aug 29 2006 - Thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and the people running the upcoming RHPS convention in Tucson, we will be treated to a showing of the Shock Treatment DVD on the big screen with a live cast! Full Story
Shock Treatment to Air on Fox Movie Channel
Tue Aug 1 2006 - Shock Treatment will be airing on Fox Movie Channel. In addition, for the first time ever on U.S. television, the movie will be presented in its original widescreen format for all airings. Full Story