Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Gets 4K Re-Release to Mark Film’s 40th Anniversary

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Prince’s award-winning album Purple Rain has finally reached its milestone 40th anniversary this year and with a new book to celebrate. As fans await the stage play adaptation of the hit album, they can also rewatch the Oscar-winning film of the same name — now in 4K definition.

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The rock musical is commemorating the major milestone with a special-edition Blu-ray re-release that features the film in 4K Ultra HD quality. The set also includes a digital code that’ll let you watch and stream Purple Rain on your laptop or portable DVD player.

Purple Rain the movie won’t be released in this updated edition until June 25, but you can get your hands on a copy and lock in the current price now as Amazon, Walmart and Target have opened up their preorders.

Prices for the 4K movie range from $28-$34 and you can preorder Purple Rain online below.

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dvd cover of prince purple rain

"Purple Rain" (4K Ultra HD + Digital)

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Purple Rain has been remastered in 4K quality to give you an even clearer picture of the movie. Along with a 4K disc and digital code, you’ll also get access to special bonus features including commentary from the film’s director and music videos for the singles off the album.


Already, Purple Rain has landed itself the No. 1 spot on the bestseller list on Amazon for romance movies, with more than 700 purchases in the past month, proving its impact stands the test of time. It’s a great pickup for Prince fans and collectors and a gift idea for the music lover in your life.

Inspired by his own life growing up, Purple Rain follows The Kid (Prince) as he uses music to escape his tumultuous home life and abusive father. Through his band, the Revolution, he begins to rise to fame while also wrestling with his own inner demons as well as a rocky relationship with the singer Apollonia.

Other cast members include Apollonia, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Clarence Williams III, Jill Jones, Billy Sparks and Olga Karlatos.

Check below for an official trailer of Purple Rain.