Back in August news was announced from Warner Brothers that a Prince Blu-ray Movie Collection would drop in early October. Now, images of the collection have surfaced.
Courtesy of Prince.org, the picture shows the cover of the boxset, the three movies a part of the collection and what looks like an assortment of stills from the movies (most noticeably Purple Rain).
The Collection includes Prince‘s only three acting performances: the Academy Award winner Purple Rain which features newly remastered audio and video; Graffiti Bridge, the unofficial sequel to Purple Rain; and Under the Cherry Moon, which served as the Purple One’s directorial debut. This is first time Graffiti Bridge and Cherry Moon are both available on Blu-ray.
A press release for the boxset also states that this version of Purple Rain will have behind the scenes footage, as well as commentary from director Albert Magnoli.
The boxset will be available for $25, with each movie selling separately for $15. It’ll drop on October 4. You can check out the image below
In other Prince related news a rare copy of the iconic artist’s Camille LP was recently put up for auction. Karen Krattinger, who was the assistant and road manager to Prince & The Revolution from 1984-1989, is listed on RR Auction. Aside from featuring customized canes, post concert invitations, signed photos and even a voodoo doll, Kattinger’s collection also features the Camille record which, if you don’t know the backstory, is very interesting.
Made in 1986, Camille was an eight song project in which Prince sung as his female alter ego Camille, speeding up his vocals as a means of distinguishing the persona from himself. Unfortunately, the album was scrapped weeks before its release, with regular versions of the songs making their way on other Prince albums.
According to NME the LP currently has a bid of $4,840. Prior to this another rare LP from Prince sold for a noticeably high price: $15,000. The record that was sold was The Black Album, the price so high that it destroyed Discogs’ record for highest sales total.