Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Rocky Horror Picture Show II

From Wiki and Wiki:

The film opens with a criminologist who narrates the tale of ageing boxer Rocky, who expects the good life to follow even with a split decision loss to Apollo Creed ("Eye of the tiger").

Newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss ("Dammit Janet") steal and spend all the money he earned from the match. They find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late evening after they fail at a series of low-wage jobs.

Seeking a telephone, the couple walk to a nearby castle ("There's a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)") where they realize the only way they can survive is to persuade Rocky to begin boxing again.

They discover a group of strange and outlandish people and taunt Rocky through publicity into competing in the Annual Transylvanian Boxing Convention, for which Rocky trains once again with Mickey. They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank N Furter ("Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania").

In the fifteenth round, Rocky knocks Frank to the ground. The audience includes servants Riff Raff, his sister Magenta, a groupie named Columbia and the oddly-named Adrian, who is in fact a rather attractive married woman.

Both fighters struggle to get to their feet, but only Frank has discovered the "secret to life itself". His creation, Rocky II, is brought to life and is declared the Heavyweight Champion of the Transylvania.

The ensuing celebration ("I can make you a man") is soon interrupted by Bill Conti, an ex-delivery boy, partial brain donor to Rocky II, and Columbia's lover, who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle ("Redemption").


Ben Jamin' said...

Should make for a cracking montage.

The Stigler said...

An extra gold star for the Adrian joke.

Mark Wadsworth said...

BJ, it will.

TS, thanks, I've been waiting thirty years to make that joke but the opportunity never arose, so I just got on with it.