Purple Rain [Blu-ray] [English] [1984]

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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 revolution: 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 Crry, I Would Die 4 U/Baby I'm a Star, Puple Rain, Jungle Love, The Bird and Sex Shooter
  • Prince movies trailer gallery


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

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