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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

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A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.

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Kenny Ortega

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Jim Sharman (based on a screenplay by), Richard O'Brien (based on a screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivy Levan ... The Usherette
Victoria Justice ... Janet Weiss
Staz Nair ... Rocky
Christina Milian ... Magenta
Tim Curry ... The Criminologist - An Expert
Adam Lambert ... Eddie
Reeve Carney ... Riff Raff
Annaleigh Ashford ... Columbia
Ryan McCartan ... Brad Majors
Ben Vereen ... Dr. Scott
Laverne Cox ... Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Jayne Eastwood ... Butler
Jeff Lillico ... Ralph
Kelly Van der Burg ... Betty
Sal Piro Sal Piro ... Photographer
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A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Adam Lambert was originally offered the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but was forced to decline as he was touring with the band Queen, which didn't allow him enough time to shoot all of the required scenes. Instead, he requested the smaller role of Eddie, and also suggested Laverne Cox for the role of Frank-N-Furter, as he believed that it was more appropriate for the role to be played by an actual transgender actress. See more »

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During the first "Janet -Dr. Scott-Janet-Brad-Rocky!", Janet responds to Dr. Scott, but the first person shown going "Janet!" is Brad. See more »

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Columbia - A Groupie: I hope it's not meatloaf again.
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The debut broadcast did not include commercials for the first break, instead they aired a brief behind the scenes making-of featurette (which was omitted from the original DVD release). See more »

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References Doctor X (1932) See more »

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I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Laverne Cox
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If you enjoyed the original---You should probably just go watch that instead
20 October 2016 | by walruseggSee all my reviews

If the original "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is so bad it's good, the "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" is so good it's bad,"Good" in the sense that it is far too polished and glamorized to even come close to capturing what made the original so enjoyable. There was no sense of grit or earnestness when it came to the singing or the acting. As strange and incoherent as the plot in the original RHPS, the cast made you feel for each character and connect with them. In the new one, sure, the actors are talented but everything comes across as too neatly put together, and maybe it was the commercial breaks but there hardly seemed to be any real chemistry built up between the actors.

I don't know that anyone wanted a new RHPS in the first place. BUT, I think there was a chance that if this project were in different hands it could have been something uniquely its own. Instead, all of the edge is removed and I don't think there would be any reason to watch this over the other, beyond sheer curiosity.


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