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The color purple  Cover Image DVD DVD

The color purple / Warner Bros. presents a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Quincy Jones ; screenplay by Menno Meyjes ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; Amblin Entertainment in association with Quincy Jones ; a Guber-Peters Company production.

Spielberg, Steven, 1946- (film director,, film producer.). Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (film producer.). Marshall, Frank, (film producer.). Jones, Quincy, 1933- (film producer,, composer (expression)). Meyjes, Menno, (screenwriter.). Glover, Danny, (actor.). Caesar, Adolph, 1933-1986 (actor.). Avery, Margaret, (actor.). Chong, Rae Dawn, (actor.). Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- (actor.). Winfrey, Oprah, (actor.). Busia, Akosua, (actor.). Pugh, Willard, (actor.). Daviau, Allen, (director of photography.). Riva, J. Michael, (production designer.). Kahn, Michael, 1935- (film editor.). Walker, Alice, 1944- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Color purple. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (presenter.). Amblin Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Guber-Peters Company, (production company.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (production company,, film distributor.). Warner Bros. Entertainment, (publisher.). Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, Willard Pugh. (Cast).


The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who is forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419855093
  • ISBN: 9781419855092
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., [2007]
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features include cast biographies, production notes, awards, theatrical trailers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Akosua Busia, Willard Pugh.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD format; region 1; widescreen version; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (English), surround stereo (French).
Language Note:
Includes French dubbed version and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes, 1986: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Whoopi Goldberg).
Subject: African American women > Drama.
Sisters > Drama.
Adult child sexual abuse victims > Drama.
Southern States > Drama.
Abused wives > Drama.
African American women > Fiction.
Abused women > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Grabaciones vídeo para los de audición disminuida.
Discos videos digitales (DVD)
Abused wives.
Adult child sexual abuse victims.
African American women.
Southern States.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Historical films.

Available copies

  • 24 of 30 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


  • 1 current hold with 30 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch VID COL DVD (Text) DVD 34207002346774 DVDs-Adult Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville DVD ADULT-F COLOR 2124 (Text) DVD 34706001092420 DVD Fiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler DVD 239 DRA (Text) 34044000814069 DVD Available -
Eckhart PL - Main DVD Color Purple (Text) DVD 840191002564675 Movies - Main Level Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg DVD COL (Text) 32826011466208 DVD In transit -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood MOVIE Color (Text) DVD 36626104167382 2nd Floor Adult Media Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville DVD FIC COLOR (Text) DVD 33946003755589 DVD Movies Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland DVDa COLOR DVD #5917 (Text) 76383000412829 Movies On holds shelf -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD COLO (Text) DVD 39391006456311 DVD Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch DVD PG13 COL (Text) DVD 37516001993454 DVD Movie Shelf -- Teen Temporarily Unavailable -

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