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Purple Rain

Purple Rain

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

Purple Rain

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

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women. Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, Purple Rain is essentially a glorified music video, highlighted by a catalogue of Prince's hits, including "I Would Die 4 U," "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy"; the score deservedly won an Academy Award and a Grammy.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2016
UPC: 0883929552894
Original Release: 1984
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 4,528

Special Features

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"

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

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