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UPDATED 09/06/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/06/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

NEW ON DVD: Purple Rain


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(Warner, $26.99) This 20th-anniversary release of Prince's semiautobiographical film showcases the singer at his creative peak. Rain's blistering musical numbers (especially "Let's Go Crazy" and "Purple Rain") remain as dynamic as ever, but Prince's acting, like his puffy-shirt wardrobe, hasn't aged well. Extras: Three lively documentaries about how Prince created Purple's tunes and brought Minneapolis's music scene to the masses.(R)

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