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:

Starring
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:

Fresh69%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 54

Upright78%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 47,104
Rock star Prince makes an impressive feature film debut in Purple Rain, a rousing contemporary addition to the classic backstage musical genre. Full Review
Variety
Apr 21, 2016
Perhaps the grossly simplistic and unsubtle misogyny in young people's movies and videos is less damaging than polished acting would be. Full Review
Sojourner
Aug 20, 2019
Showcasing the performer at the height of his creative and commercial success....[T]he performances are nothing short of magical.
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 20, 2004
Prince's 1984 movie debut seems more like his deification, with an aggressively stupid plot line that serves only to set him up as a paragon of artistic integrity, sexual prowess, and superhuman sensitivity. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 21, 2016
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
Rating: A- -- A hokey but mesmerizing rock-video psychodrama. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 7, 2011
...An impressive feature film....[The concerts] are splendidly realized musicvid-type affairs, awash in purple-hued smoky lighting atmosphere and right-on camera work...
Variety
Jul 4, 1984

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.

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Production Notes:

  • Film debut for rock performer Prince.

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  • Sales Rank: 6,686
  • UPC: 085391139829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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