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Tuesday, 17 October 2023 15:42

Warner Bros. sets Steven Spielberg’s THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) for 4K Ultra HD on 12/5!

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All right, there’s one more big title announcement we need to cover today here at The Bits.

And this one is a catalog title that we first revealed was coming to 4K Ultra HD nearly a year ago now.

Warner Bros. has just announced Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated drama The Color Purple (1985) for release on 4K Ultra HD... you guessed it, on 12/5!

Look for the disc to include HDR10 high dynamic range and the previous 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Here is the full text of the studio’s official press release today featuring all of the relevant details...





Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on December 5th

Burbank, Calif., October 17, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the epic coming-of-age period drama The Color Purple from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time this December.

On December 5th The Color Purple will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. [Read on here...]

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The film was directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Menno Meyjes and is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

The Color Purple stars Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg in her breakthrough role, and Oprah Winfrey in her film debut.

The film was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Spielberg, and Quincy Jones.

The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Best Screenplay – Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.

The Color Purple will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own The Color Purple in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on December 5.

About the Film

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.

From 1909 to 1949, Celie, a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love—despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.

The Color Purple Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

  • Conversations with the Ancestors: The Color Purple from Book to Screen
  • A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting The Color Purple
  • Cultivating a Classic: The Making of The Color Purple
  • The Color Purple: The Musical
  • Teaser #1
  • Teaser #2
  • Trailer
  • The Color Purple: A Bold New Take – featurette on the 2023 film (Digital exclusive)

Additional Details

  • The Color Purple Ultra HD: $33.99
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish (Latin), Spanish (Castilian), Parisian French
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish (Latin), Spanish (Castilian), Parisian French
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Physical Street Date: December 5
  • Digital Street Date: December 5

And here’s a look at the official cover artwork (click here or on the image to pre-order the title on

The Color Purple (4K Ultra HD)

All right, that’s all for today. We’ll be back here at The Bits tomorrow with a little more announcement news and that editorial I promised you on Monday. With all the major announcement news today, it seemed best to hold off on it a day.

Stay tuned!

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