Rock 'n' Roll High School [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 9842044
  • Release Date: 05/04/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

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


Rock 'n' Roll High School
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • P.J. Soles
    P.J. Soles - Riff Randell
  • Vincent Van Patten
    Vincent Van Patten - Tom Roberts
  • Clint Howard
    Clint Howard - Eaglebauer
  • Dey Young
    Dey Young - Kate Rambeau
  • Mary Woronov
    Mary Woronov - Evelyn Togar

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So-So movie


    there is a 90's remake of this movie- rock n roll high school forever which is waaaay better. watch this only if you're really really into the 70's or think the Ramones lead singer is hot (or both......)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I searched for a long time for this video ,it's really a classic, I'm so happy to have in my collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    great fun film for fans of the ramones and roger corm an productions

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great movie. Ramones are in a lot of episodes. A must have

    I would recommend this to a friend

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