Purple Rain [20th Anniversary Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 6723101
  • Release Date: 08/24/2004
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (667)
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (662 out of 667)

Special Features

  • Digitally remastered for its 20th anniversary
  • First-time widescreen video release
  • Commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo, and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
  • Languages: English and Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français, and Español
  • First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty - visit the nightclub that gave Prince his start
  • Purple Rain: Backstage Pass - go behind the scenes of the Purple Rain experience
  • Riffs, Ruffles and a Revolution: The Impact and Influence of Purple Rain - explore the lasting legacy that Prince and Purple Rain had on an entire generation
  • MTV Premiere Party - the original broadcast
  • 8 great 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
  • Closed Captioned


Purple Rain
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Prince
    Prince - The Kid
  • Morris Day
    Morris Day - Morris
  • Olga Karlatos
    Olga Karlatos - Mother
  • Clarence Williams III
    Clarence Williams III - Father
  • Jerome Benton
    Jerome Benton - Jerome

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (667 Reviews)

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