The Color Purple [DVD] [1985]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 24)

    Special Features


    • Languages: English & Français
    • Production notes
    • Subtlitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)
    • Theatrical trailers

    Synopsis


    The Color Purple
    Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter form to her sister Nettie (Akousa Busia), but Albert has been hiding the letters Nettie writes back, allowing Celie to assume that Nettie is dead. Finally, Celie finds a champion in the don't-take-no-guff Sofia (Oprah Winfrey), the wife of Glover's son from a previous marriage. Alas, Sofia is "humbled" when she is beaten into submission by angry whites. Later, Celie is able to forge a strong friendship with Albert's mistress Shug (Margaret Avery). Emboldened by this, Celie begins rifling through her husband's belongings and finds Nettie's letters. Able at last to stand up to her husband, Celie leaves him to search for a new life on her own. A major box-office hit, The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars. The film was co-produced by Quincy Jones, who also wrote the score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Danny Glover
      Danny Glover - Albert
    • Whoopi Goldberg
      Whoopi Goldberg - Celie
    • Margaret Avery
      Margaret Avery - Shug Avery
    • Oprah Winfrey
      Oprah Winfrey - Sofia
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      Willard E. Pugh - Harpo



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie still interesting

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I had never planned to watch this movie. Really had no interest in it. But, I caught it on cable years ago. Real good movie. Is a bit long. The points of the film, Whoopi's film debut & got an Oscar nomination for it. We met Oprah. 1 of Glover's first films, he did have the small role in "Witness" same year. Fishburne. Was nominated for many Oscars but didn’t win anything. I remember that. Spielberg did a good job with this after Raiders, Temple & his 1982 film this film was not something you would have expected him to do then. My favorite scene, per the DVD disc 1 31 Dinner table revolt when Celie FINALLY stands up to Albert. About time. Yes, my only complaint is it is just too long. Beautifully photographed. 2 disc special edition. OK, 2 complaints out of this. NO information included on the film and a little complaint. Disc 2 is yours extras/bonus features. Disc does NOT say this. It looks like it could be the film & just like disc 1 with the film it has the film length on it. BOTH DISCS LOOK THE SAME.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An All-Time Classic

      Posted
      ajann1983
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is one of my all time favorites! I love the stories of the characters and the things that they went through in their life. It's a very moving a touching movie about the life of Celie in the early 1900's. Her experiences as a pregnant teen by her father and being married off at a young age and all that she had experienced in her life gives us an insight on how things were for many people living in those times. This is a must watch movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Timeless Classic!

      Posted
      kevlo67
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I saw this movie when I was around 11 years old and it still stands up today as a very dramatic and touching movie. This is the movie that made Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey household names. If you haven't seen it you're missing out on one of the most emotional movies ever made!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT MOVIE

      Posted
      franks
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      LOVE IT had have on blueray I watch it love it it was a movie I injoyed watching with my mom when she was alive both us crying thur it story was well done its something had to have to remine me of watching with my mom

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      my daughters favorite movie

      Posted
      piemae53
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      I ordered this DVD for my daughter for a Christmas present and it arrived very quickly. I can't wait for her to open this gift due to her losing hers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bought as Christmas gift.

      Posted
      Janico

      Mom requested for Christmas after watching the cast reunion on Oprah. We've seen the movie several times and love it. We have not watched it yet, but I am sure any DVD Extras will be interesting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Greatness

      Posted
      Layz

      Greatness is all you could say about this movie. From the beginning seeing what Ms. Celie had to endure to the end with Sug Avery singing her heart to father. Very emotional and just a great movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

      Posted
      ncb1st
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      One of the best movies of all time. Great story from the perspective of an abused woman and others coming into their own.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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