Purple Rain

Purple Rain

DVD - 1997
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Prince stars as "The Kid, " a Minneapolis club musician, who struggles with both a tumultuous homelife and his own smoldering anger while taking refuge in his music and his steamy love for sultry Apollonia Kotero. Semi-autobiographical.
Publisher: Burbank, California :, Warner Home Video,, 1997.
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780790731537
0790731533
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (111 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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JStuart23
Sep 17, 2017

What can I say...Prince is a musical genius! The story is a little all-over-the-place, but I get it. The music was the reason I finished the movie to the end. I don't remember much from watching it as a young adult, but it is a movie you should watch. If you watched the Dave Chappelle skit of Prince playing basketball, it'll be funny to hear some of those one-liners.

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BridgettM
Aug 28, 2016

Purple Rain is a time capsule, and the performances at First Ave are phenomenal. The acting and dialogue are sometimes campy, but for me that just adds to the fun. The movie is rated R for sexuality, some nudity, language and some violent content.

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sistergirl
Aug 25, 2016

Kind of interesting that Prince was bold enough to say to a studio that he wanted to star in his own movie. At the time the movie was made Prince wasn't famous yet. Purple Rain album & movie are what put him on the map.

I read in one of the Prince biographies that the studio originally wanted John Travolta to play the KID!!!

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SwagWhite
Jun 08, 2016

I can't believe taht Prince died man....he had the best songs that I have evr listened to

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blourdes14
May 01, 2016

The DVD i got from the library doesn't work.

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petal2014
Apr 23, 2016

I recall seing this on TV, I was a big fan of Prince, look forward to seing the film when it is available. RIP Prince!

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lukasevansherman
Mar 16, 2016

While the movie itself is pretty silly, the music is excellent.

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heybales
Jan 28, 2015

Disappointed.

"This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen."

Only true if you have an old television.

cstrlich Jan 16, 2012

I've been wanting to see this movie since it first came out in theaters in 1984, and I finally had the opportunity to see it in its entirety after all these years. Prince and the Revolution's performances were powerful and awesome, especially Purple Rain/I Would Die for U and made Morris Day and The Time look cheesy. I will say that the domestic violence scenes may be overwhelming for some but is designed to give a better picture of why "The Kid" presents himself and acts the way that he does. The reason why I give it four stars is that the dialogue was a bit on the disconnected side in a couple of scenes.

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