The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Forecast Calls for Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ in June

The 40th anniversary of Prince’s Purple Rain is a perfect time for the iconic film to make its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut. That’s precisely what will happen on June 25th via Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

The Purple Rain 4K UHD Blu-ray and Digital combo pack is now available to pre-order at Amazon and already considered a bestseller.

Warner has extensively remastered Purple Rain for its big 4K debut including ensuring the original theatrical aspect ratio is presented. Here’s a passage from the press release that details this effort.

“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.”

Purple Rain marks Prince’s acting debut. It also stars Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, and Clarence Williams III.

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