Purple Rain (2-DVD Special Edition)

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero & Morris Day Director: Albert Magnoli  Rated: R: Restricted
New
Rating 4.2
197 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $26.98
SALE PRICE: $12.59
You Save: $14.39 (53% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 3-5 business days
Item:  XWHV 33533D
Amazon sells this DVD for $18.33, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 31%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on August 24, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.
Also released as:
Warner Bros. DVD Clearance Sale
Play Trailer

DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: 3 Featurettes
    • Music Video: 8 Prince Music Videos
    • Audio Commentary: Arists and Director
    • Bonus Footage: MTV Premier Party

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , &
Featured:
Directed by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1984 - Best Original Song Score and Adaptation: Prince

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 07/27/1984
"...When performing on-stage...[Prince] can be a riveting spectacle..."
Variety - 07/04/1984
"...An impressive feature film....[The concerts] are splendidly realized musicvid-type affairs, awash in purple-hued smoky lighting atmosphere and right-on camera work..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/20/2004
"Showcasing the performer at the height of his creative and commercial success....[T]he performances are nothing short of magical."
Uncut - 11/01/2004
"[T]his 1994 movie brought the liquid-hipped one to middle America, mutating his funk into warped guitar rock."

Product Description:

A brilliant, talented young musician struggles for success even as a rival musician threatens to supplant him, both professionally and romantically. "Purple Rain" features Prince, in his own inimitable style, performing many of his latest hits, including "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," and "Let's Go Crazy." Academy Awards: Best Original Song Score.

Plot Synopsis:

Music star Prince stars as "The Kid" in this semi-autobiographical film, which follows the escapades of a tortured young musician trying to survive in a dysfunctional environment. He finds solace in the affections of a lovely young singer, but his first love is making his funky, unique brand of music, which he performs at an ultra-hip Minneapolis nightclub. The Kid must also contend with Morris, his nemesis both in music and romance
The popular soundtrack of this highly successful film contains many of Prince's most popular tunes, such as "Let's Go Crazy", "When Doves Cry", and the title song.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Essential Cinema | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Rock And Roll | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Film debut for rock performer Prince.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.2
Based on 197 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 14,626
  • UPC: 085393353322
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

Top ranking titles in the Musicals & The Arts genre: