Purple rain (DVD video, 2004) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Author: Albert MagnoliWilliam BlinnRobert CavalloJoseph RuffaloSteven FargnoliAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004] ©1984
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-disc special edition.; 20th anniversary.; Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer, and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Music videos
Films for the hearing impaired
Popular music
Autobiographical films
Rock films
Musical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Magnoli; William Blinn; Robert Cavallo; Joseph Ruffalo; Steven Fargnoli; Prince; Apollonia; Morris Day; Olga Karlatos; Clarence Williams, III; Jerome Benton; Bill Sparks; Jill Marie Jones; Charles Huntsberry; Dez Dickerson; Brenda Bennett; Susan Moonsie; Wendy Melvoin; Lisa Coleman; Matt Fink; Sandra Claire Gershman; Kim Upsher; Bobby Z; BrownMark, (Musician); Jesse P Johnson; Jellybean Johnson; Mark Cardenas; Gerald Edward Hubbard; Paul Peterson; Michel Colombier; Donald E Thorin; Ward Preston; Marie France, (Costume designer); Louis Edward Wells; Vaughn Terry Jelks; Apollonia 6,; Modernaires (Musical group),; Revolution (Musical group),; Time (Musical group),; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Purple Films Company,; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0790792257 9780790792255
Language Note: English or French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 56200812
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Tracklist: Let's Go Crazy / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince and the Revolution -- Jungle Love / words and music by Morris Day & Jesse Johnson ; performed by Morris Day and The Time -- Take Me With U / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince and Apollonia Kotero (as Apollonia) - Modernaire / words and music by Dez Dickerson ; performed by Dez Dickerson - Possessed / written by Prince ; performed by Prince and the Revolution -- The Beautiful Ones / words and Music by Prince ; performed by Prince -- God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) / music by Prince ; performed by Prince -- When Doves Cry / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince -- Father's Song / written by John L. Nelson ; performed by Prince -- Computer Blue / words and music by Wendy Melvoin (as Wendy), Lisa Coleman (as Lisa) and Prince ; performed by Prince -- Darling Nikki / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince -- Sex Shooter / words and music by Apollonia 6 and Prince (as The Starr Company) ; performed by Apollonia Kotero, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsie as (Apollonia 6) -- The Bird / words and music by Morris Day & Jesse Johnson ; performed by Morris Day and The Time -- Purple Rain / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince and the Revolution -- I Would Die 4 U / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince and the Revolution -- Baby I'm A Star / words and music by Prince ; performed by Prince and the Revolution.
Credits: Director of photography, Donald E. Thorin ; production designer, Ward Preston ; film editor, Albert Magnoli ; original songs composed and produced by Prince ; clothes by Louis and Vaughn, Marie-France ; music score, Michel Colombier.
Cast: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones, Charles Huntsberry, Dez Dickerson, Brenda Bennett, Susan Moonsie (as Susan), Sandra Claire Gershman, Kim Upsher, Wendy Melvoin (as Wendy), Bobby 'Z' Rivkin (as Bobby Z.), Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink, Brown Mark ; The Time (Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson, Mark Cardenas, Gerald E. Hubbard Jr., Paul Peterson, Jesse Johnson).
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Score, 1984.
National Film Registry, 2019.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen version ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; dual-layer format.
Contents: Special features: Disc 1. Widescreen version presented in a "matted" format; Purple rain digitally remastered for its 20th anniversary ; Commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin. Disc 2: First Avenue: the road to pop royalty (visit the nightclub that gave Prince his start); Purple rain: backstage pass; Riffs, Ruffles and a Revolution: the Impact and Influence of Purple Rain (10 min.); MTV premiere party (28 min.); 8 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; Sex shooter).
Responsibility: directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli ; Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli present ; a Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli production ; Purple Films Company & Warner Bros. Inc.

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A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer, and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
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