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The color purple

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Two-disc special edition.


In English or French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Willard Pugh, Akosua Busia, Dana Ivey, Larry Fishburne, Carl Anderson, John Patton, Jr.

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Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]


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Based upon the novel by Alice Walker.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.

Special features: Award notes ; theatrical trailers ; 4 documentaries: Conversations with the ancestors: from book to screen, A collaboration of spirits: casting and acting, The color purple: the musical, and Cultivating a classic: the making of The color purple ; storyboard ; photo galleries.

Set in the early 1900s, tells the story of Celie, a poor black Southern woman, whose friendship with two women helps her overcome the brutality of her father and husband.

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