Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Director: Albert Magnoli Cast: Prince, Apollonia, Morris Day

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The film that helped establish Prince's public persona comes to DVD with this lackluster release from Warner Bros. The transfer is a standard, full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack is recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes and theatrical trailers. The best aspect of this disc is the sound, which was also the best aspect of the movie. Considering Prince's stature as one of the superstars of the last 20 years, one wonders if a special edition release of this film on DVD might be in the works.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1997
UPC: 0085391139829
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 484

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Prince The Kid
Apollonia Herself
Morris Day Morris
Olga Karlatos Mother
Clarence Williams Father
Jerome Benton Jerome
Billy Sparks Billy Sparks
Claire Gershman Beautiful Babe
David Graham Actor
Time Actor
Kim Upshur Kim
Jill Jones Jill
Charles Huntsberry Chick
Dez Dickerson Dez
Brenda Bennett Brenda
Susan Moonsie Susan
Alan Leeds Stage Hand
Israel Gordon Taste MC
Lisa Coleman Lisa
Jesse Johnson Jesse
Wendy Melvoin Wendy
Paul Peterson Paul

Technical Credits
Albert Magnoli Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Richard Arrington Makeup
Bruce Bisenz Sound/Sound Designer
William Blinn Screenwriter
Bob Cavallo Producer
Michel Colombier Score Composer
Dez Dickerson Songwriter
Steve Fargnoli Producer
Marie France Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert L. Harman Musical Direction/Supervision
Al Jones Stunts
Anne McCulley Set Decoration/Design
Ward Preston Production Designer
Prince Songwriter
Joe Ruffalo Producer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Jump to a Scene
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Let's Go Crazy; nightlife [8:15]
2. Jungle Love [2:46]
3. Crazy...at home [1:02]
4. The search for sexy-but-not-dirty [4:04]
5. Take Me With U [2:54]
6. The wrong lake [4:39]
7. The password [1:26]
8. Modernaire; "Still a group, right?" [3:24]
9. Morris on the make [3:49]
10. The Beautiful Ones [5:20]
11. "Who's the lucky girl?" (God Love Theme From Purple Rain)./ [6:27]
12. Gettin' off it [1:22]
13. "Don't you wanna be a star?" [1:39]
14. "The matter with this house..." [2:59]
15. ...Across the generations [2:40]
16. When Doves Cry [4:17]
17. Never get married [3:16]
18. Computer Blue [4:26]
19. Darling Nikki [2:38]
20. "Like father, like son" [1:56]
21. Sex Shooter [2:58]
22. Ride of rage [4:15]
23. Breaking point [4:15]
24. The day after; The Bird [6:24]
25. Purple Rain [8:52]
26. I Would Die 4 U [4:59]
27. Baby I'm A Star [4:21]
28. End Credits (Musical Sampler) [5:31]

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Purple Rain 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this DVD at the Fort Collins location. Their service was prompt and courteous. The price was terrific ($5.99) and since this was on someone's Christmas list, it was a perfect gift. As for the movie itself, I saw it when it came out in 1984. It isn't really my thing, but that doesn't matter, my opinion is based on the service I received and not the film itself. The music is without a doubt, first rate. This movie is a must have if you call yourself a fan of Prince.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good movie.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Purple Rain is one of my favorite movies. Prince did an excellent job in his first motion picture. Not only do I love the movie, but this film is fill with music, drama, romance, and comedy. Apollonia Kotero who plays the Kid love interest is so beautiful, and I fell in love with her. Morris Day and Jerome Benton did their best Abbott and Costello like scene which Morris tells Jerome that if he sees Apollonia, he gives him a password which is WHAT. My favorite songs in the movie are Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Take Me With U, and of course, the title track Purple Rain.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Purple Rain ah Prince the Legend a movie that has got to be the very best Prince at his best performance you can't beat Purple Rain its got Jungle Love ohh ohh ohh i think i wanna know ya my jungle love and the song i would die 4 you love that song oh Purple Rain!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is soooo 80’s and watching this last night had me dying while bringing back some fond memories. This semi-biographical tale of Prince's struggling to make it in the music industry is hit and miss throughout. For those who haven’t already seen this the film is really nothing more than a feature-length music video marking Prince's acting debut he is essentially playing himself here, and is surprisingly charming. Prince is no actor...he mumbles his lines and resorts to melodrama in serious scenes...but his performance truly conveys a great deal of pain and conflict. For a musician in his first role, he is actually quite good. Morris Day is a virtual scene-stealer the "Time" leader plays, who else, Morris Day and his performance is inspired and funny. Prince's then-band mates Wendy and Lisa also shine as well as Apollonia who is adequate as The Kid's love interest. Clarence Williams III ("The Mod Squad") gives the best performance here as The Kid's father his rage, confusion, and guilt truly come through in a brilliant performance, and his role should have been bigger. "Purple Rain" is certainly an ego trip for its star. But Prince certainly deserves to have a big head because the music in "Purple Rain" is nothing less than awe-inspiring. He deservedly won an Oscar for his score, and the excitement of his live shows are truly on display here. The Time is also fun to watch "Purple Rain" includes their performances of two of their biggest hits, "The Bird" and "Jungle Love." "Purple Rain" is not without its imperfection. The film doesn't fully investigate The Kid's home life with the exception of a few throwaway scenes. Despite the charms of most of the performers, the acting is amateurish and often laughable. Despite its shortcomings, "Purple Rain" is a modern classic, the quintessential 80's picture. If you get a chance, rent or buy this DVD, the quality is great and the music is even better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Prince is the almighty Purple one! He is excellent in this romantic musical. I loved every second of it. The movie shows the emotional and hostile side of Prince. I felt as if I was in the club during "Purple Rain". I actually started crying. His best movie despite all the critics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The purple rain movie was very good. I really love the songs and prince in the movie was very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I rented this movie with some friends, I really began watching it thinking, Its just another artist who wanted to be a movie star. But, the truth is, Prince CAN do anything. He's one of the greatest artists of all time, and also an excellent actor. Purple Rain, was an amazing film that I would recommend to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i would like to order purple rain by prince the movie if you can let me order it i can order but i don't have credit card just C.I.B.C. card and i would like to order Johnny Cash sing Hurt thank you
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Watch Prince have Hissy fits and do wierd things (oh yea he does, just watch) He is the top attraction at a popular Nightclub in Minneapolis where I am sure Jesse Ventura went to have a few beers in his time,. His competition, MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME, One lesson to learn Ladies, If 2 clowns aproach you in an old 69 Yellow Cadillac??? and say that they can give you a good career, trust me that they dont have 2 nickels to rub together, and be sure that they are probably the telemarketers who are annoying you at this very minute. I would have more trust in some dude in a gray Ford pickup. Anyway, I didnt mean to get away from the moive, Enter Appolonia Kotera, the apple of Princes eye and also for that matter Morris Days, You will see the abusive home life that Prince has to endure but you will see him fight his way back to the top. The best action film since rocky