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- Apollonia Kotero
- Morris Day
- Jerome Benton
- Clarence Williams
- Olga Karlatos
- Billy Sparks
- Jill Jones
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Awesome to see Purple Rain again on the big screen. Definitely found myself tearing up during the last concert segment, thinking of the genius otherworldly being, Prince, leaving this earthly plane way too soon. Best movie soundtrack out of the 80’s and one of the best of all time.
The problems with the narrative begin early. [Review of re-release]
The film is like East of Eden replayed as a hyperbolic rock fever dream. There are a few sour, juvenile moments, but this is the rare pop movie that works the way a great rock roll song does: It tells a simple, almost elemental tale and uses the music to set it aflame.
The music is lively, loud, often powerful, sometimes raunchy, yet full of unexpected subtleties and nuances. The staging is frenetic but as perfect as the machines of the art can produce. This is first class music video.