Shock Treatment is a 1981 comedy-musical and a follow up to the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While not an outright sequel, the movie does feature several characters from the movie portrayed by different actors and several Rocky Horror actors portraying new characters.
The film takes place in the fictional town of Denton USA, which has been taken over by fast food magnate Farley Flavors (also played by De Young). The town of Denton is entirely encased within a television studio for network DTV (Denton Television). Residents are either stars and regulars on a show, cast and crew, or audience members. Brad and Janet, while seated in the audience are chosen to participate in the game show Marriage Maze, by the blind and kooky host Bert Schnick (Barry Humphries). As a "prize", Brad is imprisoned on Dentonvale, a soap opera that centers around the local mental hospital run by brother and sister Cosmo and Nation McKinley (Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn).
Janet is given a taste of show-biz as Farley Flavors molds her into a singing diva superstar in an attempt to take her away from Brad. Her compliance is assured through the use of drugs supplied by the McKinleys.
Betty Hapschatt (Ruby Wax) and Judge Oliver Wright (Charles Gray) investigate Farley and other people involved in DTV, eventually discovering that Cosmo and Nation are not doctors, but merely character actors, and Farley Flavors is Brad's jealous, long-lost twin brother, seeking to destroy Brad and take Janet for himself.
The pair rescue Brad from Dentonvale and have Brad confront his twin on his show Faith Factory. Farley imprisons the three and Janet but they manage to escape in a car along with a local band.
During the movie, it is also revealed that Bert Schnick can really see.
A special edition DVD was released in the United States, on September 5, 2006. Included is a 1:85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0, and Spanish Mono audio tracks, with Spanish, French and English subtitles. Bonus materials include audio commentary with fan club presidents Mad Man Mike & Bill Brennan, a making-of featurette, a music retrospective featurette, and domestic and international trailers.
|Song||Chiefly Sung By||Other Singers|
|Denton U.S.A.|| Neely, Harry, Emily, Vance,|
Brenda and Frankie, Ralph, Macy
|Bitchin' in the Kitchen||Brad, Janet||N/A|
|In My Own Way||Janet||N/A|
|Thank God I'm a Man||Harry||Audience|
|Farley's Song||Farley||Cosmo, Nation, Ansalong, Ricky|
|Lullaby||Nation, Cosmo, Janet, Ansalong, Ricky||N/A|
|Little Black Dress||Cosmo, Janet, Bert, Nation||N/A|
|Me of Me||Janet||Frankie and Brenda|
|Shock Treatment||Cosmo, Nation, Ansalong||Janet, Ricky, Bert, Harry, Emily|
|Looking for Trade||Janet||Brad|
|Look What I Did to My Id|| Emily, Harry, Cosmo, Nation,|
Macy, Ralph, Ansalong, Ricky
|Breaking Out||Oscar Drill||The Bits|
|Duel Duet||Farley, Brad||N/A|
|Anyhow, Anyhow||Brad, Janet, Oliver, Betty||All characters (including Chorus and other minor characters)|
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