20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment announced this past week that director Kenny Ortega’s Oct. 20, 2016 event TV remake of Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien’s cult “sci-fi” musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will be available as an extended cut DVD release on Dec. 6.
So as not to confuse the original with this version, it is titled The Rocky Horror Picture: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. Brad is played by Ryan McCartan, Janet by Victoria Justice and Dr. Frank-N-Furter takes transgender to a whole new level with Laverne Cox (as Sophia in Orange is the New Black) starring in that juicy role. And, drum role please, Tim Curry joins the cast as the film’s narrator (aka: A Criminologist … an iconic role made famous in the original by Charles Gray).
This extended version features deleted scenes and an additional musical number, “Once in a While,” Laverne Cox’s screen test, the 2016 Comic-Con session and the featurette titled “Don’t Dream It, Make It: Celebrating Rocky Horror.”