It only seems fitting that the purple-clad funk master would get the royal treatment in this special-edition release from Warner Bros. Home Video, and for fans who long for when the doves cried, this DVD release will most certainly be an essential addition to their collection. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with accompanying audio rendered in a selection of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 or French Dolby Digital Mono with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles. In addition to offering seven classic music videos by the Time, Appollonia 6, and the man himself, this disc also offers audio commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo, and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin, and three featurettes that cover the Minneapolis music scene, the making of the film, and the influence of Purple Rain on pop culture.
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
Billy SparksBilly Sparks
Michel ColombierComposer (Music Score)
Ward PrestonProduction Designer
Marie FranceCostume Designer
Year of Release
2 Discs, 20th Anniversary Special Edition, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, monaural
Soft-matted Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
Warner Home Video
Purple Rain [20th Anniversary Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] 
This remastered edition beats the previous release hands down as far as picture quality. Sound is great too. Awesome extras on the disc as well. If you're a Prince fan, a music fan or even just a movie fan, this is a must own disc.
Prince was a genius. The movie's plot while a bit campy is a still a great feel-good movie about following the Kid's dreams of being a professional musician. Great movie to introduce new people to Prince's music too.