Shock Treatment (1981) 720p YIFY Movie

Shock Treatment (1981)

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

IMDB: 5.81 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Musical
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.15G
  • Resolution: 1280x696 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 94
  • IMDB Rating: 5.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Shock Treatment (1981) 720p

Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this musical is set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station; residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Who is trying to woo her away?

The Director and Players for Shock Treatment (1981) 720p

[Director]Jim Sharman
[Role:]Jessica Harper
[Role:]Cliff De Young
[Role:]Richard O'Brien

The Reviews for Shock Treatment (1981) 720p

Reviewed byJamie Moffat ([email protected])Vote: /10

'Shock Treatment' will always suffer in comparison with its older, weirdersibling 'Rocky Horror', but comparison of the two is not really the point.Richard O'Brien, the author of both films, has created a movie musicalspoofof American pop culture that should be viewed and enjoyed in its ownright.Sure Brad and Janet, the wholesome couple who ran afoul of theTransylvanians in the first film reappear, but from that point on 'ShockTreatment' spins dementedly off on a trajectory all its own.

Jessica Harpertakes over the role of Janet, Cliff de Young is Brad (and Farley Flavor,sinister tv station owner) and both actors are fine. Richard O'Brien andPatricia Quinn, the incestuous siblings from 'Rocky Horror' appear as,well,incestuous siblings, doctor hosts of a tv medical show. Barry Humphries isslyly hilarious in the role of Bert Schnick, gameshow compere.

The central concept of 'Shock Treatment' is that Denton, USA, thewholesomeAmerican town alluded to as the benchmark of normality in 'Rocky Horror',isin the thrall of tv culture. Citizens are avid viewers who livevicariouslythrough the personalities inhabiting the various programmes broadcast byDTV, the local television station. Popularity is all, and independentthought regarded as a sign of mental instability. Into this brightly litsoap opera of a world come Brad and Janet, unhappily married andcontestantson a game show which airs their marital disharmony for all the world tosee.Brad is whisked off for psychiatric help and Janet groomed for stardom onanew show. Farley Flavor covets Janet from afar and schemes with Cosmo &Nation McKinley, the fraudulent tv doctors and character actors, to keepBrad and Janet apart while he makes his move. Rushing to brad's help comesBetty Hapschatt, recently sacked morning show hostess (and Rocky Horrornewlywed), played deliciously by the ever-abrasive RubyWax.

Richard O'Brien shrinks from a more incisive scrutiny of the dumbing-downofAmerica by it's television obsession. The songs in 'Shock Treatment' areshort, bright and instantly forgettable, and the characters flat andgarishas, er, cartoons. But the whole package is shiny, good-humoured andutterlyentertaining. Watch 'Network' if you want a bitter critique of televisionculture, but watch 'Shock Treatment' for the sheer mindless pleasure ofit.

Reviewed byWarlock-5Vote: /10

Shock Treatment is an extremely strange movie, the plot is all over theplace, the songs are weird and the confusion factor for the viewer ishigh.But Shock Treatment is a good movie.Forget everything about RHPS, there are no singing tranvestites or Meat Loafgetting hacked to bits with an axe, Shock Treatment is verydifferent.It is a funny satire about how television has become an obsession. It's alsoabout Brad and Janet Majors, who become contestants on a show calledMarriage Maze and Brad is committed into a mental asylum, placedconvieniently inside the TV studio.It's funny to see most of the cast return for a great big musical full ofmemorable songs.But a warning to the gay community, one song contains the lyrics.."Faggotsare maggots-thank god I'm a man!"

Australian Classification


No consumer advice but it really doesn't need any. There's nothing thattroubling.

Reviewed byrevcosmoVote: 7/10/10

As people have said, this film got a horribly bad rap, and made verylittlemoney. The reason, as people have also said, is that it was expected to bein the same vein as RHPS, which it simply was not. Sure, it had RichardO'Brien's trademark musical style and whimsy, but it wasn't the campykitschpeople were expecting. It was, in fact, an intellectual movie with aseriousmessage, a brilliant satire of life in the late 20th century. O'Brientakesjabs at the hallmarks of the decline of modern Western civilisation;conformity, machismo, brainwashing, and the absurdity of the "AmericanDream".

The plot can be a little hard to discern on the first viewing, but, aswithmany great intellectual films, more nuances of what O'Brien is trying tosayare picked up with each subsequent viewing. The film is certainly surreal,to say the least; and I would suspect psychedelics were somehow involvedinthe writing of the script. Denton, the picaresque happy U.S. everytown, isactually just a television studio; and all the residents are characters ontelevision shows or are in the audience. Enter Brad and Janet, who, afterexperiencing the "horrors" of RHPS, are having marital difficulties. Thisworks perfectly into the plan of a mysterious fast food magnate, whointendsto steal Janet away from her husband and use her to promote his business.Heconspires to have Brad locked up in the local mental hospital/soap opera,while promoting Janet as a new bombshell sensation, and taking the wholetown under his thumb.

In short, if you're looking for more of RHPS, you will be sorelydisappointed. But if you want a thought-provoking yet whimsical,tongue-in-cheek attack on all that is mind-numbing and soul crushing inourmodern world, definately check this film out. Jonathan Swift would beproud.

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