Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School

P.J. Soles
Director: Allan Arkush Cast: P.J. Soles
P.J. Soles
, Vincent Van Patten
Vincent Van Patten
, Clint Howard
Clint Howard
Allan Arkush

Blu-ray (Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a prime example of a 1970s movie phenomenon: a cult film that was deliberately designed to be a cult film. High-schooler Riff Randell's (P.J. Soles) efforts to meet the Ramones are continually thwarted by rock & roll-hating principal Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov). Ms. Togar is the zealous sort who conducts experiments on laboratory rats to prove the adverse effect of rock music on innocent teenagers. Riff knows that she'll have to be twice as clever and devious as Togar to get her daily supply of Ramones -- and thereby hangs our tale. A secondary plot involves the efforts of pimply student Eaglebauer (Clint Howard) to arrange a date with the very particular Riff. A deliciously anarchistic climax caps this never-a-dull-moment spoof of 1950s rock & roll musicals.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2019
UPC: 0826663203820
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 5,897

Special Features

New 4K scan from The Original Camera Negative; New "Class of '79: 40 Years of Rock 'N' Roll High School" - Featuring interviews with Director/Story Writer Allan Akush, Co-Director/Story Writer Joe Dante, Actress P.J. Soles, Screenwriter Richard Whitley, Screenwriter Russ Dvonch, Cinematographer Dean Cundey, Editor Larry Bock; Audio Commentary wiht Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell and Richard Whitley; Audio Commentary with Allan Arkush and actors P.J. Soles and Clint Howard; Audio Commentary with Richard Whitley and Russ Dvonch; Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Roger Corman and actress Dey Young; "Back to School: a retrospective" with interviews from Allan Arkush, Executive Producer Roger Corman; "Staying After Class": an interview with actors P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and Dey Young; Interview with Roger Corman conducted by Leonard Maltin; Interview with Allan Arkush including A Look At Rare, Behind-the-Scenes Stills; Audio Outtakes from The Roxy; Original Radio Ads and TV Spot; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
P.J. Soles Riff Randell
Vincent Van Patten Tom Roberts
Clint Howard Eaglebauer
Dey Young Kate Rambeau
Mary Woronov Evelyn Togar
Paul Bartel Mr. McGree
Loren Lester Fritz Hansel
Daniel Davies Fritz Gretel
Alix Elias Coach Steroid
Don Steele Screamin' Steve Stevens
Lynn Farrell Angel Dust
Herb Braha Manager
Jack Gill Actor
John Hateley Actor
Dee Dee Ramone Himself
Marky Ramone Himself
Debbie Evans Actor
Dick Miller Police Chief Klein
Grady Sutton School Board President
Barbara Walters Cafeteria Lady
Michael Goodwin Chemistry Teacher
Joey Ramone Himself
Johnny Ramone Himself
Ramones Actor

Technical Credits
Allan Arkush Director,Original Story
Larry Bock Editor
Jack Buehler Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Corman Executive Producer
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Joe Dante Original Story,Screenwriter
Russ Dvonch Screenwriter
Michael Finnell Producer
Siana Lee Hall Choreography
Marie Kordus Art Director
Joseph McBride Screenwriter
Gerald T. Olson Asst. Director
Linda Pearl Set Decoration/Design
Ramones Score Composer
Gail Werbin Editor
Richard Whitley Screenwriter

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