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Thread started 12/06/18 11:53am

sro100

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"Purple Rain" Video Mystery?

Riddle me this? What's Prince's arguably most famous song? "Purple Rain."

Now we all know the estate goes after people putting Prince videos and such on their own channel.

With all that said, why is the only place to see Prince's "video" of Purple Rain not on his own You Tube channel. But instead it's on the channel of someone who calls himself "The Codfather" where it has, by far, more views than any other Prince video?

Why is this?

P.S. I'm not giving away any secret information. It has over 97 million views and has been on his channel for over 2 years AND it's consistently the very first result when you simply put "Prince" into You Tube?

[Edited 12/6/18 13:12pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/06/18 12:16pm

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Somethings fishy there
My fathers got a shotgun...I hope he doesn't use it
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Reply #2 posted 12/06/18 12:32pm

LaurenceNoonan

Revolution81 said:

Somethings fishy there

lol

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Reply #3 posted 12/06/18 1:12pm

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Dude has three videos. One has 31K views; one has 7.5K views; one has 97,000,000 views. And he has 107,217 subscribers. What the Sam Hill are they subscribing to?

Someone explain YouTube to me.

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Reply #4 posted 12/06/18 2:47pm

jjam

Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/18 3:36pm

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jjam said:

Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.

All the points!

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Reply #6 posted 12/06/18 3:53pm

HerecomethePur
pleYoda

TwiliteKid said:



jjam said:


Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.




All the points!


Bull trout!!!
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Reply #7 posted 12/06/18 4:17pm

PennyPurple

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Catphishing. biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 12/06/18 4:46pm

laytonian

Seriously, people don't know there is no Purple Rain video?
What you see online are clips from the film. Not videos.
Now, any more stupid questions?
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #9 posted 12/06/18 4:49pm

sro100

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laytonian said:

Seriously, people don't know there is no Purple Rain video?
What you see online are clips from the film. Not videos.
Now, any more stupid questions?

First of all, why do you think I put the word video in quotations? Do you understand quotations? Secondly the estate did have this quote-unquote video up before and took it off. Thirdly even though it's a clip why is it on the codfather? And fourthly you're stupid if you can't understand quotations.
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Reply #10 posted 12/06/18 5:06pm

Revolution81

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jjam said:

Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.

This scampi right surely. Whale im certainly not trawling the 'net for answers. Its not my plaice to do that. Let minnow if u manage to cast any further light on this

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Reply #11 posted 12/06/18 5:08pm

PennyPurple

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Don't be so crabby. biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 12/06/18 5:35pm

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Image result for gone fishing gifImage result for gone fishing gif

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Reply #13 posted 12/06/18 7:14pm

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yeahthat

Pretty funny there. Never know what will happen when you go phishing!

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Reply #14 posted 12/06/18 11:26pm

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Please focus on the original topic.

(Derailing the thread with puerile puns is simply shellfish).

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Reply #15 posted 12/06/18 11:53pm

JorisE73

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Seriously, people don't know there is no Purple Rain video? What you see online are clips from the film. Not videos. Now, any more stupid questions?


Um, there is a video version with slightkly different additional sounds like his heels clicking when he walks to the mic and some other sounds that isn't in the movie version. That version of the video is the one I always see when it is shown on music programs in Holland.

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Reply #16 posted 12/07/18 12:20am

dodger

Audio seems out of tuna with video at some points

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Reply #17 posted 12/07/18 3:28am

jjam

Revolution81 said:

jjam said:

Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.

This scampi right surely. Whale im certainly not trawling the 'net for answers. Its not my plaice to do that. Let minnow if u manage to cast any further light on this

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lol

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Reply #18 posted 12/07/18 3:58am

muchtoofast

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dodger said:

Audio seems out of tuna with video at some points


Ima squid-addle over and sea.
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Reply #19 posted 12/07/18 4:35am

andrewm7

...better not hassle the codfather, he will make you “sleep with the fishes”
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Reply #20 posted 12/07/18 6:03am

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I still hope someone can explain how this dude has three videos, and one has 96,961,500 movre views than the other two combined. And what those 107K subscribers mean. Are there really 107K people subscribed to his account? I guess I can see how that is, if it's 107K people who saw the "Purple Rain" video and thought, "Aha! I shall subscribe here for all Prince videos. Can't wait for the 'Hey Hannigan' video!"

Does/did this dude make money from those 97,000,000 views? 1/10 of a cent would still be nearly $100K, right?

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Reply #21 posted 12/07/18 1:27pm

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JorisE73 said:

laytonian said:

Seriously, people don't know there is no Purple Rain video? What you see online are clips from the film. Not videos. Now, any more stupid questions?


Um, there is a video version with slightkly different additional sounds like his heels clicking when he walks to the mic and some other sounds that isn't in the movie version. That version of the video is the one I always see when it is shown on music programs in Holland.

I am a bit confused about how many versions exist.

I am told the version on the PR anniversary edition DVD is without the spoken intro but I'm sure when it was aired on MTV Europe in the early 90's, it included the spoken intro about the song being by WéL and so on.

I am also a bit confused about the sound fx differences you mention: you mean those sound fx are on the Dutch TV version but not on the YT version discussed here? Are those sound fx in the movie? And does the Dutch TV version contain the spoken intro?

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As for why the video isn't on the YT channel I would assume it's because it's the property of WB films (being a scene from the movie), and the Estate won't pay them royalties (or can't even upload it at all for legal reason). It has, however, been used as a promo video on TV ever since 1984, WB or not.

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Reply #22 posted 12/07/18 3:15pm

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RodeoSchro said:

I still hope someone can explain how this dude has three videos, and one has 96,961,500 movre views than the other two combined. And what those 107K subscribers mean. Are there really 107K people subscribed to his account? I guess I can see how that is, if it's 107K people who saw the "Purple Rain" video and thought, "Aha! I shall subscribe here for all Prince videos. Can't wait for the 'Hey Hannigan' video!"

Does/did this dude make money from those 97,000,000 views? 1/10 of a cent would still be nearly $100K, right?

Hey! Don't make Bart have to straighten you out!!!! He'll turn this thread around! I'm warning you!

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Reply #23 posted 12/08/18 10:09am

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jjam said:

Salmon must know what's going on here. I'll definitely mullet over. I like the bass in the video. One of the comments said that Prince was a shrimp. So rude. Anyway, I won't carp on about this anymore.



Oh for fucks’s Hake! This is no Plaice for such Pollocks!
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #24 posted 12/09/18 7:12am

thedoorkeeper

This thread is very interesting.
I'm going to mullet over it for awhile. lol
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Reply #25 posted 12/10/18 12:01am

JorisE73

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JorisE73 said:


Um, there is a video version with slightkly different additional sounds like his heels clicking when he walks to the mic and some other sounds that isn't in the movie version. That version of the video is the one I always see when it is shown on music programs in Holland.

I am a bit confused about how many versions exist.

I am told the version on the PR anniversary edition DVD is without the spoken intro but I'm sure when it was aired on MTV Europe in the early 90's, it included the spoken intro about the song being by WéL and so on.

I am also a bit confused about the sound fx differences you mention: you mean those sound fx are on the Dutch TV version but not on the YT version discussed here? Are those sound fx in the movie? And does the Dutch TV version contain the spoken intro?

.

As for why the video isn't on the YT channel I would assume it's because it's the property of WB films (being a scene from the movie), and the Estate won't pay them royalties (or can't even upload it at all for legal reason). It has, however, been used as a promo video on TV ever since 1984, WB or not.


I haven't checked the anniversary DVD in a while but the version on dutch TV I saw ever since the 80's is a version with heavy film grain and specks, so I assume it was a promo lifted from teh movie, I can;'t remember what it sounded like when I saw it in the theater back then tho.
The dutch tv version doesn't contain the intro it just starts with Wendy's guitar then Prince walks to the mic and you hear his heels clicking and the chains rattling on his coat when he walks.

When he grabs his guitar when striking a chord you hear a click as if a ring clicks on teh body of the guitar. That kind of sound fx.

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Reply #26 posted 12/10/18 10:53am

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databank said:

JorisE73 said:


Um, there is a video version with slightkly different additional sounds like his heels clicking when he walks to the mic and some other sounds that isn't in the movie version. That version of the video is the one I always see when it is shown on music programs in Holland.

I am a bit confused about how many versions exist.

I am told the version on the PR anniversary edition DVD is without the spoken intro but I'm sure when it was aired on MTV Europe in the early 90's, it included the spoken intro about the song being by WéL and so on.

I am also a bit confused about the sound fx differences you mention: you mean those sound fx are on the Dutch TV version but not on the YT version discussed here? Are those sound fx in the movie? And does the Dutch TV version contain the spoken intro?

.

As for why the video isn't on the YT channel I would assume it's because it's the property of WB films (being a scene from the movie), and the Estate won't pay them royalties (or can't even upload it at all for legal reason). It has, however, been used as a promo video on TV ever since 1984, WB or not.

If it is, in fact, the property of WB films, why would they let The Codfather sell it off as his own "video" with almost 100 million views and it being the very first thing that comes up when you put "Prince" into YouTube?

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Reply #27 posted 12/10/18 1:45pm

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Reply #28 posted 12/10/18 7:13pm

Seahorsie

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I'm going to clam up and not talk about it anymore...

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Reply #29 posted 12/10/18 8:14pm

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Seahorsie said:

I'm going to clam up and not talk about it anymore...

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lol

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