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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.

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Special Features Audio commentary with director Allan Arkush, producer Mike Finnell and screenwriter Richard Whitley New audio commentary with director Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles and Clint Howard New audio commentary with screenwriter Richard Whitley & Russ Dvonch Back to school: a retrospective including all-new interviews with Allan Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young and Marky Ramone Staying after class: A new interview with P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and Dey Young Interview with Roger Corman conducted by Leonard Maltin New interview with director Allan Arkush including a loot at rare, behind-the-scenes stills from his personal collection Audio outtakes from the Roxy Original radio ads and tv spots Original theatrical trailer with commentary by Eli Roth courtesy of

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