The Color Purple (DVD) ~ Whoopi Goldberg (actor) Cover Art

The Color Purple (DVD)

Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong

List Price: $14.96
Current Price: $6.99
You Save: $7.97 (53%)

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1 $11.63 New Buy
2   FYE $12.98 New Buy
3   CD Universe $12.99 New Buy
4   TCM $14.98 New Buy

Mesh Match For "The Color Purple" DVD :

Product Description

Run a Quick Search on "The Color Purple" starring Whoopi Goldberg to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "The Color Purple"

Browse more products related to "Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong"


Steven Spielberg, proving he''s one of the few modern filmmakers who has the visual fluency to be capable of making a great silent film, took a melodramatic, D.W. Griffith-inspired approach to filming Alice Walker''s novel. His tactics made the film controversial, but also a popular hit. You can argue with the appropriateness of Spielberg''s decision, but his astonishing facility with images is undeniable--from the exhilarating and eye-popping opening shots of children playing in paradisiacal purple fields to the way he conveys the brutality of a rape by showing hanging leather belts banging against the head of the shaking bed. In a way it''s a shame that Whoopi Goldberg, a stage monologist who made her screen debut in this movie, went on to become so famous, because it was, in part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as Celie so effective. (This may be the first and last time that the adjective understated can be applied to Goldberg.) Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and actress (supporting players Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery were also nominated), it was quite a scandal--and a crushing blow to Spielberg--when it won none. --Jim Emerson

Release Note

Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple is a richly-textured powerful film set in America's rural south. Whoopi Goldberg winner of the Best Actress Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination makes a triumphant screen debut as the radiant indomitable Celie the story's central character. Her impressive portrayal is complimented by a distinguished cast that includes Danny Glover Oprah Winfrey Margaret Avery Adolph Caesar Rae Dawn Chong and Akosua Busia. The Color Purple marks a new more mature color in Spielberg's artistic palette. It is an exquisitely crafted landmark film that will be treasured and talked about for years to come.Running Time: 152 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA UPC: 085391163107 Manufacturer No: 116310

If You Enjoy "The Color Purple (DVD)", May We Also Recommend:

Customer Reviews for "The Color Purple (DVD)"

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review

Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials Sales, Promotions & Special Features Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with