As mentioned a while back on MO, PURPLE RAIN is finally getting its due for the home theater. From the review at DVDFile:
But it is the music that makes Purple Rain still worth revisiting. It was the zenith of Prince’s career, when he was at his peak as a commercial artist. Mixing funk, rock, pop, new wave, soul and gospel, he blazed a trail not only for African-American artists, but modern American music. The riffs, the melodies, the lyrics – all seem effortless and fit together like some cosmic jigsaw puzzle, as if Prince was just channeling some sort of higher musical power that said “if you build it, they will come.” It is hard to define that elusive thing called magic, but in 1984 Prince had it in spades. The musical sequences in Purple Rain are still blistering, and even if director Albert Magnoli shoots the whole thing like one long music video, the concert footage is ranks as some of the best ever seen in a motion picture.
Go read the whole thing.
So, if there are any people out there who like Prince and Aliens, you won’t have to moan about AvP for too long. PURPLE RAIN streets on the 24th.