The film that helped establish Prince's public persona comes to DVD with this lackluster release from Warner Bros. The transfer is a standard, full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack is recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes and theatrical trailers. The best aspect of this disc is the sound, which was also the best aspect of the movie. Considering Prince's stature as one of the superstars of the last 20 years, one wonders if a special edition release of this film on DVD might be in the works.
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.