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The Resource Purple rain, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli, (videorecording)

Purple rain, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli, (videorecording)

Label
Purple rain
Title
Purple rain
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Donald E. Thorin ; music, Michel Colombier
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English or French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, The Time
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Magnoli, Albert
  • Blinn, William
  • Prince
  • Apollonia
  • Day, Morris
  • Karlatos, Olga
  • Williams, Clarence
  • Colombier, Michel
  • Time (Musical group)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicians
  • Bands (Music)
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Popular music
  • Bands (Music)
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musicians
  • Popular music
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Purple rain, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
  • Special features: Disc 1: digitally remastered for its 20th anniversary; optional audio commentary by director, producer and cinematographer; disc 2: First avenue: the road to pop royalty (13 min.); Purple Rain: backstage pass (30 min.); Riffs, ruffles and a revolution: the impact and influence of Purpe Rain (10 min.); MTV premiere party (28 min.); eight music videos: Let's go crazy, Take me with you, When doves cry, I would die 4 u, Baby I'm a star, Purple Rain, Jungle love, The bird, and Sex shooter
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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 -- Languages: English Dolby surround 5.1 ; French mono -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish. 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 -- MTV premiere party -- 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)
Control code
ocm56200812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two disc special ed. Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9780790792255
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393353322
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33533
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56200812
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Purple rain, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; directed by Albert Magnoli ; written by Albert Magnoli & William Blinn ; produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo, Steven Fargnoli, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
  • Special features: Disc 1: digitally remastered for its 20th anniversary; optional audio commentary by director, producer and cinematographer; disc 2: First avenue: the road to pop royalty (13 min.); Purple Rain: backstage pass (30 min.); Riffs, ruffles and a revolution: the impact and influence of Purpe Rain (10 min.); MTV premiere party (28 min.); eight music videos: Let's go crazy, Take me with you, When doves cry, I would die 4 u, Baby I'm a star, Purple Rain, Jungle love, The bird, and Sex shooter
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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 -- Languages: English Dolby surround 5.1 ; French mono -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish. 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 -- MTV premiere party -- 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)
Control code
ocm56200812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two disc special ed. Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9780790792255
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393353322
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
33533
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56200812
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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