The Color Purple details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Akosua Busia, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Leonard Jackson, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey|
|Genre:||Drama - Comedy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Multi-coloured Movie Collection|
The Color Purple
The Color Purple - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||2 hours 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jul 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A strong adaptation...By JohnnyRoss (373 reviews) from Leeds , 24 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film, based on Alice Walker's award-winning epistolary novel of the same name, is a very strong adaptation of the book. Performances by the entire cast, especially Whoopi Goldberg (her debut screen appearance), is very impressive and worthy of admiration. Music by Quincy Jones is emotive and fitting for the piece. A masterful classic of huge proportions, both emotional and engaging, this film will remain with you for a very long time after watching it.
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over-hyped and poorly resolvedBy a customer , 22 Mar 2013Some fantastic acting in the film and politically, it was an extremely important piece of cinema history. However, the story leaves a lot to be desired. This is not the book, Spielberg turns out cliche after cliche and the film becomes bogged-down a syrupy mess. The final hour becomes especially frustrating.
A wonderful film about people and lifeBy Bassetgriffon (3 reviews) , 16 Jan 2013This is a powerful story and Spielberg certainly does justice to the book. Whoopi Goldberg is phenomenal in what I think might have been her film debut, as is Oprah Winfrey. It shows how black women were really at the bottom of the pile but, more than that, it's about the strength of the human spirit to endure really difficult life circumstances and to come out the other end making some sort of peace with life and with the people who hurt you. If you like films about people and about human nature, you will love this film.
One of my fav' filmsBy GabiAnsell (18 reviews) , 18 Dec 2012Love, love, love this film. A woman that has the worst life for things to work out in the end through all of the heart ache and pain.... if you don't cry at the end your dead inside!
Very Moving FilmBy a customer , 02 Oct 2012This is an amazing film. It was nominated for 11 Oscars and it's such a shame that it didn't even win one.
Not as good as the book, but then again, what film is? Despite a slight variation, where the relationship between Celie and Shug Avery isn't as graphic in the film as it is in the novel, it still manages to capture the essence of Alice Walkers classic tale of sexism and racism.
A true greatBy a customer , 26 Jun 2012It is an amazing movie and gave me a few tears
A must watch for any one who is a classic movie lover.