Purple Rain R

Before He Created the Magic. He Lived Every Bit of It.
Purple Rain
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Format:  DVD
item number:  32F4E
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DVD Features:

  • Interactive Menus
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio:English & French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish & French
  • Closed-Captioned (CC)(English only)
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 22, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

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

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 54


User Ratings: 47,104
At once atrocious and awesome, featuring musical performances so sublime you instantly forgive that the rest is so ridiculous. Full Review
The ARTery
May 30, 2019
...When performing on-stage...[Prince] can be a riveting spectacle...
New York Times
Jul 27, 1984
Rating: 4/5 -- The live performances are dope...even The Time! However, the treatment of women was a bit abysmal, though at the time it was acceptable...the movie itself is entertaining. Full Review
Medium Popcorn
Jul 15, 2019
[T]his 1994 movie brought the liquid-hipped one to middle America, mutating his funk into warped guitar rock.
Nov 1, 2004
Even those who aren't Prince fans are likely to be captivated by its energy, enamored with its simple, often poignant storyline. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Aug 7, 2018
Purple Rain became a generational manifesto, while providing the largest megaphone yet for one of the greatest geniuses in pop music. Full Review
Nov 27, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- The film is a love letter to collaboration, to passion, and to the power of music: this is Prince's legacy, brought to life nowhere more memorably than in Purple Rain. Full Review
May 11, 2017

Description by OLDIES.com:

Take a richly-human story of survival and triumph, a new soundtrack by the hottest bands around and the startling presence and musicality of rock superstar Prince - the man who lived the music - and you've got what may be in Rolling Stone's words "the smartest, most spiritually ambitious rock-'n'-roll movie ever made."

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.


Production Notes:

  • Film debut for rock performer Prince.

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  • UPC: 085391139829
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