Presented in a flamboyantly fantastic 2K/4K master (taken from the original camera negatives), The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Edition brings us a 1080p/AVC 1.66:1 widescreen transfer. Not only is the print featured on this HD release practically flawless (there are a few specks here and there, and a little grain, but it looks as natural as can be), but Fox fortunately refrained from going overboard with the so-called “digital improvements” that can be seen in other recent releases: a process that makes the picture look a lot shinier, but ultimately makes it look like its been Photoshopped. Colors are bright and crisp, the contrast is clear, and the detail present here is jaw-dropping.
On the audio end of the spectrum, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Edition boasts a rockin’ DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track, which really makes the movie’s musical numbers stand out like never before. The new 7.1 mix also adds more to the film’s sound effects and background sounds — a far cry from the good ol’ Mono track that the movie started out with. The original Mono track is also included on the 50GB disc for those of you who wish to kick it old school-style. The release also contains 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks in Portuguese and Polish (?) and subtitles are available in English SDH, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, and Polish (and possibly Transylvanian, too, but I could be mistaken).
And now, the extras. If, for some strange reason, you still hold on to that old 15th Anniversary VHS release for that “Time Warp” Music Video, you can finally justify letting that old analog tape go because the 35th Anniversary Edition has it. And then some. Actually, just about every extra that has ever been tacked-on to any US home video release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is present here: from the 1995 LaserDisc issue to the more recent DVD incarnations.
Several special features are devoted to the zaniness that the devoted fans have brought to "The Midnight Experience" over the years: a “Trivia Track,” the “Vintage Callback Track” (recorded by RHPS Fan Club President Sal Piro’s back in ‘83), a “Prop Box” (wherein you can thrown “virtual” props at the screen via your remote — see what our modern lazy digital age has done for us?) and a “shadowcast” performance of the movie, “The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture-in-Picture Show” (which features a hand-picked crowd of fanatics doing for you live what they normally do every Saturday night).