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Purple Rain

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

  • Score: 90

    from 6 reviewers

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  • Purple Rain on 4K UHD offers a stellar video upgrade and exceptional audio, though it disappoints with missing extras, making it vital yet imperfect for fans.

    Purple Rain 4K UHD Blu-ray Front Cover

    Disc Release Date

    True 4K

    HDR10

    DTS-HD MA

  • Video: 96

  • Warner Bros.' 4K UHD release of 'Purple Rain' celebrates its 40th anniversary with a stunning restoration from an 8K scan of the 35mm original negatives. Presented in its authentic 1.85:1 aspect ratio and color graded in HDR10, the transfer offers meticulous detail, vibrant colors, deep blacks, and finely preserved grain, making it the definitive home video version to date.

  • Audio: 92

  • Purple Rain's 4K UHD Blu-ray delivers a phenomenally restored DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, providing a rich and vibrant soundstage. Remastered from original Dolby Stereo elements, it features deep bass, clear dialogue, and an immersive front-heavy presentation with precise ambient effects. The original DTS-HD MA 2.0 mix is also available for purists.

  • Extra: 75

  • The 4K UHD Blu-ray release of Purple Rain features notable commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo, and cinematographer Donald Thorin, alongside eight classic music videos and the 'First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty' featurette. However, it falls short by omitting several key extras from previous editions, disappointing fans seeking a comprehensive collection.

  • Movie: 88

  • Warner Bros' 40th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray of 'Purple Rain' offers a visually stunning 2160p/HDR10 experience with a rebuilt lossless 5.1 mix and original theatrical 2.0 audio, though with fewer extras. The film remains a nostalgic classic, driven by Prince's music and persona, despite its imperfections in directing, editing, and acting.

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