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Purple Rain (Blu-ray) R

Before He Created the Magic. He Lived Every Bit of It.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 4, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Note: Commentary by Director Albert Magnoli, Producer Robert Cavallo and Cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
    • First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty: Visit the Nightclub Where Prince Started
    • Purple Rain Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes
    • Riffs, Ruffles and a Revoluton: The Impact and Influence of Purple Rain
    • MTV Premiere Party: Original Broadcast
    • 8 Music Videos: "Let's Go Crazy," "Take Me With U," "When Doves Cry," "I Would Die 4 U,"/Baby I'm a Star," "Purple Rain," "Jungle Love," "The Bird" and "Sex Shooter"
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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
Perhaps the grossly simplistic and unsubtle misogyny in young people's movies and videos is less damaging than polished acting would be. Full Review
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
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
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
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: 4/5 -- The performances and score take it to another level, and as absurd as he is, Morris Day is, in a way, the glue holding this thing together... Full Review
Medium Popcorn
Jul 15, 2019

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: 883929552894
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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