Purple Rain coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for 40th anniversary

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The first movie role for Prince – Purple Rain – is getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release this summer, for its 40th birthday. More here.

Warner Bros continues its support of catalogue physical media – and good on it for that – with the news that Purple Rain is to make its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut. It’s arriving on the 4K format in part to mark its 40th birthday which, as usual when running these pieces, makes some people out there feel really old. Not me though, obviously. Cough.

The film stars the late Prince in his first ever movie role, and is as famous for its score as the feature itself.

It’s coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on 24th June 2024 in the UK, in a set that will also feature a Blu-ray disc in the box. As such, previous extra features are being carried over.

You can find more information on the disc release, and order a copy right here.

The extra features on the 4K disc itself are listed as follows…

Commentary by Albert Magnoli, Robert Cavallo and Donald E. Thorin

Featurette: First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty

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

And on the Blu-ray disc, you’re getting this little lot…

Purple Rain Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes

Riffs, Ruffles and a Revolution: The Impact and Influence of Purple Rain

MTV Premiere Party Original Broadcast

Prince Movies Trailer Gallery

And for now, we’ll leave you with the synopsis for the film…

Winner of Grammy® and Academy Awards®* for its pulsating song score, Purple Rain marks the electrifying movie debut of Prince as The Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is talented. The Kid struggles with a tumultuous home life and his own smoldering anger while taking refuge in his music and his steamy love for sexy Apollonia Kotero. Prince and the Revolution scorch with Let’s Go Crazy, I Would Die 4U, When Doves Cry and the title song in what Rolling Stone calls “the smartest, most spiritually ambitious rock-’n’-roll movie ever made.”

Our 4K release calendar is here.

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