Purple Rain (1984)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Prince
Apollonia Kotero
Morris Day
Olga Karlatos
Prince
Clarence Williams III
Movie Details
Director Albert Magnoli
Producer Robert Cavallo; Steven Fargnoli
Writer William Blinn; Albert Magnoli
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 1 hr 51 mins
Color Color
Plot
When Prince's dazzling and dynamic Purple Rain (movie and soundtrack album) and the hypnotic hit single "When Doves Cry" exploded onto the pop-culture scene in 1984, it seemed there was nothing the purple one couldn't do. The film is basically a feature-length music video, but no musician has ever had a better big-screen showcase for his many talents. The plot is really just a theme (about the son of an abusive father struggling not to continue the pattern) upon which to hang some of Prince's most dazzling songs (including "Let's Go Crazy" and the title tune), and some sizzling live-concert numbers. Apollonia Kotero is ravishing as the romantic interest, and Morris Day and the Time provide some terrific musical competition. Purple Rain is an essential artifact of the mid-'80s pop Zeitgeist. Prince took home an Oscar for the song score. --Jim Emerson
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Index 285
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 085391139829
Chapters 28
Release Date 8/27/97
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
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