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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Kurt N

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Posted September 23 2001 - 03:58 PM

I just bought Rocky Horror (Best Buy-$15!) 'Now I haven't seen this movie in a long time, but in a quick viewing, I saw no difference between the UK and US versions. Am I missing something obvious, or are the changes so minor one must study the film to catch them?

Very happy with the overall quality though.
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 23 2001 - 04:06 PM

The final musical number after the house takes off "Superheroes" was excised in the US theatrical cut for a reason no one has yet figured out.

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Posted September 23 2001 - 04:06 PM

"Superheroes," one of the last songs in the film, is present only in the UK version.
 

 


#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Kurt N

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Posted September 23 2001 - 04:28 PM

Okay, when I first posted, I was an hour or so into the UK version. This last number is new to me. Are there really no other differences? Seems to me they could have said the only difference was in the last 5 minutes. I kept looking for little things throughout the film.

Still real happy with the quality of the set and at the new price would recommend everyone go out and get one this week.

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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted September 23 2001 - 05:22 PM

There's a third version on the disc as well, hidden as an Easter Egg, where everything is in black and white until they reach the mansion (a la Wizard of Oz).

That was supposedly the original intent. I can't remember how to access this version, but I'm sure instructions are at dvdreview.com.

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 23 2001 - 05:46 PM

Superheroes is a great number, and never should have been cut in the first place.

They're not going to tell you that the difference is only about a minute, it would reduce the effectiveness of it for marketing purposes.

Big-time Rocky fans (the target audience) already knew it, so it wasn't a big deal

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Patrick Larkin

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Posted September 24 2001 - 05:46 AM

IS the $15 version at Best Buy the same 2-disc 25th anniversary edition I've seen?

And by British version, do you mean a Region 2 DVD?

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Posted September 24 2001 - 07:55 AM

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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 24 2001 - 07:58 AM

No, it's not R2. Rocky Horror had an entire musical number excised for the US theatrical cut for no reason. This original cut is restored on the DVD via seamless branching

Yes, it's the same 25th anniversary disc

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted September 24 2001 - 10:11 AM

A few days/weeks ago, FOX lowered the SRP of the set from $29.99 to $22.99 (a big price drop for a 2-disc SE).

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