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  • Purple Rain Coming To UHD

    Not much in the way of details yet but it's coming in May it would seem.

    https://b2b.dealsareus.ca/purple-rain-uhd

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    Here's the full press release:

    PURPLE RAIN COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

    THE 1984 ROCK MUSICAL DRAMA STARRING PRINCE IN HIS ELECTRIC ACTING DEBUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

    Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on June 25

    Burbank, Calif., May 14, 2024 – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its theatrical release, Purple Rain, the iconic 1984 film starring Prince in his film acting debut, will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on June 25.

    Purple Rain will be available to purchase on June 25 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home and more.

    Purple Rain stars music icon Prince in his first film role as The Kid, alongside Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    The film was directed by Albert Magnoli from a screenplay by Magnoli and William Blinn and was produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo and Steven Fargnoli. The original songs were composed and produced by Prince.

    Purple Rain won the Academy Award® for Best Original Song Score (Prince), the Grammy Award® for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (Prince and the Revolution), and the NAACP Image Award® for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Prince).

    In 2019, Purple Rain was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

    Purple Rain will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Purple Rain in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 25.

    For the 40th Anniversary of Purple Rain, the film has been completely restored digitally from an 8K scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative (OCN). The picture was also conformed to the original theatrical release aspect ratio of 1.85:1 to provide the most authentic theatrical presentation framing ever to be released to the home. The digitally restored picture was color graded in High Dynamic Range (HDR). The film's audio was also restored from the original Dolby Stereo (LCRS) archived 35mm magnetic film source elements containing the separate dialogue, music, and effects (DME) tracks. These restored elements along with the 20th anniversary's 5.1 multi-channel print master were used to complete a newly remastered 5.1 presentation for the film.

    About the Film
    Rock star Prince makes a spectacular feature film debut in this highly autobiographical blockbuster that won both an Oscar® and a Grammy®. Headstrong, vulnerable young musician The Kid (Prince) struggles with his own inner demons and with his alcoholic father who beats his mother. But the madness infects his music, fueling a sound that transforms the struggling young rocker into a star.

    The Purple Rain 4K UHD Disc includes the following previously released special features:
    Commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
    First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty - featurette
    Let's Go Crazy – music video
    Take Me with U – music video
    When Doves Cry – Music Video
    I Would Die 4 U/Baby I'm a Star – music video
    Purple Rain – music video
    Jungle Love – music video
    The Bird – music video
    Sex Shooter – music video

    BASICS
    PRODUCT ERP
    Purple Rain 4K Ultra HD $33.99

    Purple Rain
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
    Run Time: 111 minutes
    Rating: R
    Street Date: June 25, 2024
    Digital Street Date: June 25, 2024

    THE CREDITS

    About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment
    Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world's largest distributors of entertainment programming.

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