Purple Rain

Purple Rain

20th Anniversary

DVD - 2004
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Tells the tale of pop-star Prince's struggle for love, attention, acceptance, and popular artistic recognition in Minneapolis. Includes all-new documentaries and music videos.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780790792255
0790792257
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Derringer
Jul 26, 2018

I certainly found this 1984 rock musical/melodrama to be even more disappointing than I could believe possible. For one thing, it was really badly staged.

I think that Prince should have steered clear of trying to be an actor. He was almost unbearable to watch in this film. He had no depth-of-character, at all.

Apparently, the music in this film was supposed to be some of Prince's best - But, if that was so - It left me completely unmoved. I can't believe how many times I've heard someone rave to me about Prince's music.

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Bang_On
Mar 13, 2018

In 1984's "Purple Rain" - (singer/songwriter/guitarist) Prince plays "The Kid" who is a struggling musician (natch), trying to achieve his ultimate goal of recognition, fame, and, yes, of course, fortune.

This rock-star vanity production played out (with all of its personal dramas thrown in for good measure) very much like an extended MTV music video.

Purple Rain's story (presented in the predictable "Flashdance" mold) was shamefully formulaic right from the word "Go!".

I guess one has to be a pretty big "Prince" fan in order to appreciate "Purple Rain" more than I did - 'Cause I found it to be quite tedious and tiresome a good part of the time.

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jezicuhh
Oct 03, 2017

It's about the music; not the movie quality! RIP Prince. This film has only gotten better with age, it's a classic to me.

I miss Prince, too; however I think it needs to be said that whoever produced this film was an amateur. the staging, the camera angles, the self-aware acting, it's terrible. the purple rain angle could have been covered by a royal treatment of the epic song itself, visually.

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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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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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