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Graffiti Bridge [DVD]

Prince , Morris Day , Prince    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Prince, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, The Time, Jill Jones
  • Directors: Prince
  • Producers: Arnold Stiefel, Randy Phillips
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2004
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002WYRS2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,169 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Bonus features are minimal but apt: a surprisingly good movie trailer and a quartet of relevant music videos, three drawn from the film and one, "Question of U," a characteristically electric concert clip. --Michael Mikesell

Product Description

Prince's vehicle for his album of the same name. Set in Minneapolis the film is about a nightclub owner called Lavender One who fights for the love of a beautiful woman.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal- even by Prince's standards 15 Oct 2004
By Pete A
So here's the 411: your name is Prince, and at the moment you are one of the world's biggest musical stars. You've sold millions around the world, and even had a box-office smash of a film. But that was the 80's. And now it is 1990. So what are you gonna do? The answer is simple: make another film, which is written, directed AND produced by yours truly. Take some singers, extras and a couple of good ideas and slam it together. Isn't that GREAT! No, it's not. Graffiti Bridge is quite simply the worst of the 3 films that Prince has done, and is also one of the most annoying. The basic premise of the film is a sequel to 1985's Purple Rain- The Kid (aka Prince), the ever-annoying Morris Day and even-more-annoying Tricky are back. But this time, they each have their own club, and are fighting for control of the "Glam Slam" club. Ingrid Chavez stars as Apollonia's "replacement", the frankly indecipherable Aura (yes, as kooky as her name suggests). With Prince at the helm, the pacing of the film suffers- the musical sequences are too short, whilst the gloriously gloopy "dramatic scenes" are exceedingly long. And what of the stars themselves? Prince, reprising his role as The Kid has somehow transformed himself from the spunky, funky rock-n-roller in Purple Rain to some sort of long-haired messiah, whilst Morris Day remains exceedingly irritating. Whilst his humour and wit made Purple Rain just oh-so-much better, second time around he's become boring- even his chilli munching at the start of the film doesn't spice up his character. Ingrid Chavez's Aura isn't particularly bad, it's just that she seems overwhelmed when next to messiah or chill-breath. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everbody wants to find Graffiti Bridge... 19 Nov 2003
Format:VHS Tape
'Graffiti Bridge' is Prince's third and final feature film.
Written, directed and starring the purple one the film done terrible at the box-office and made very little money at all.
'Graffiti Bridge' is quite well known for its awfulness, and if i'm being honest; criticising it is a well known hobbie for Prince fans. Still the movie isn't half as bad as what people say it me.
The story basically revolves around 'The Kid' (Prince) and his rivalry with 'Morris Day' ('The Time' frontman), each of them own a club on 'Seven Corners' (a cheaply made set on Paisley Park to the rest of us) and battle out to see whose music reigns supreme. Morris ain't happy with the 'spiritual noise' that Prince is making and wants his share of the club.
Also thrown in the mix, is 'Aura' (Ingrid Chavez) an angel who The Kid becomes involved with when he see's her drifting in and out of scenes whispering her new-age poetry (which can become insanely annoying by the end of the film).
As you've probably worked out: the film bears alot of similarities to 'Purple Rain', and it is, in essence, a sequel to Prince's hugely successful debut film.
The same characters are portrayed, but whereas 'Purple Rain' was a rock 'n ' roll movie, 'Graffiti Bridge' is more like a musical.
The movie has a spiritual undertone and this coupled with the dreamy set design makes for a more trippy film than 'Purple Rain', in fact one thing that is quite impressive about 'Graffiti Bridge' is how good it can sometimes look; the performance scenes are shot with pace and snappily edited, but the problem with 'Graffiti Bridge' is the acting for the most part.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One for the fans, only 24 Feb 2010
By Matty
I have to confess to having a soft spot for this film, but, if you aren't a big Prince fan, there's not much for you to enjoy.
The album Graffiti Bridge was not a commercial success so most of the songs are not particularly well known (the biggest hit was Thieves in the Temple). However if you liked the album there is some joy to be had from watching the film because in spite of the thin plot there is plenty of music.
The story is a sort of fantasy follow up to Purple Rain, but where PR was at times a gritty story of a struggling musician and his band, this is a fantasy story about an angel being sent down to earth to help guide "The Kid" and to make him and his arch enemy Morris Day set aside their differences. Day and his sidekick Jerome offer some fun comic relief, and the message in the film is sincere, but as I say, if you're not a fan, this will probably be a bit too silly for you.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear... 5 Mar 2009
Soon after it begins, the film reveals its terrible secret: written and directed by Prince, and starring him in the lead role. Oh dear... I'm sure he had great hopes for this, but sadly the end result isn't very good at all.

A positive thing: some of the songs are great, the companion album being unfairly maligned over the years probably because of the film, and everybody seems to be having a lovely time. That said, it was clearly all filmed indoors (even the outdoor scenes), and all of the sets are laughably artificial. Of course, the acting is universally dismal too, and the script is packed with spiritual hokum.

Worth a look, if only to watch it through your fingers and then laugh afterwards.

Buy "Purple Rain" instead.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was PERFECT,
This was PERFECT, It was the best thing I could find and it fulfilled my needs at this time... Great
Published 4 months ago by NIGHTHAWK
3.0 out of 5 stars not a great achievement
Not a great movie unfortunately... The plot resembles a lot to the one of PURPLE RAIN but here it doesn't really works. Everything looks fake and cheap - including the acting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by R. David
3.0 out of 5 stars Finaly Watched
I've had this on DVD for a number of years and never got around to watching it, having read so many poor reviews in the past. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jay Serving
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this one
I am a firm Prince/Morris Day & Jerome fan since my husband forced me to watch Purple Rain in January 2013. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sas Amaz
3.0 out of 5 stars prince
not my thing but bought it as a gift . its ok. i ll not say im a prince fan overnight but better than expected
Published 15 months ago by marilyn
5.0 out of 5 stars first rate
vivid imagery, great tunes throughout, easy viewing with a feelgood factor, worth a look in anyone's book, I highly recommend this dvd
Published 18 months ago by s.conwell
4.0 out of 5 stars the kid is back
if you have seen purple rain then you know about the kid
his music is what its all about
concert style movie not any where near as good as sign of the times but good... Read more
Published 19 months ago by chris69
5.0 out of 5 stars A funky light-hearted film
This is the sequal to Purple Rain, it's 6 years later and The Time are still annoying Prince who writes imaginary letters to his desceased father looking for answers. Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2007 by Mr. Steven W. Downey
3.0 out of 5 stars A long music video where the weapons are music
The Graffiti Bridge album was composed entirely of Prince compositions of which he sang just over half - other guests included Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and the Time. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2001 by Andreas Norman
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