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The Color Purple [DVD] [Special Edition; 2-Disc Set]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoppi Goldberg, in her impressive screen debut, as Celie, a sharecropper's daughter living in rural Georgia. The film opens in 1909 when Celie is a young girl, a victim of incest, pregnant with her father's child. Ugly and unloved, separated from her children and her sister, Celie's only option is marriage to an abusive, philandering husband (Danny Glover) who treats her little better than a slave. Her life changes forever when her husband brings his mistress, a beautiful blues singer named Shug (Margaret Avery), into the house. THE COLOR PURPLE was also the film debut for Oprah Winfrey, who beautifully plays Celie's sister-in-law, Sofia. THE COLOR PURPLE was nominated for 11 Academy Awards (including one each for Goldberg, Avery, and Winfrey) but surprisingly won no Oscars, and although the film was nominated for a Best Picture award, Spielberg was snubbed by the academy and was not nominated for Best Director.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 18319

  • Credits
    Whoopi Goldberg, Caryn Johnson, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Akosua Busia, Willard Pugh
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Remarkably faithful in incident and detail to Alice Walker's original..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Momentum, warmth and staying power....[Goldberg] eventually grows into a tremendously compelling figure..."
    New York Times

    "...An intimate story of suffering, endurance and triumph....Distinctive and deeply moving..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Goldberg's stoic turn will go down as one of cinema's great breakouts..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A heartbreaking, joyous masterpiece..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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