What it is, y'understand, is that 'Under The Cherry Moon' is an absolute delight of a film. It's not just a film, it's a sensation. You taste, feel, smell the ocean, mood, finerie and sheer splendour of the South of France. I watched this film many times on it's release at the cinema when it came out and loved it then. Admittedly, there are some luxuriously narcissistic shots in the film, but they work!! What guts! And we love him and the movie for it! I just watched it again now, and realise that this film is certainly going to get some real appreciation now in retrospect. Seasoned, experienced film makers (I am a serious film aficianado) would find it hard to create the life enhancing, sumptuous mood and feeling that Prince has managed to create in this film (he also directed it...and to think within a year or so, we also had the astounding 'Sign O'the Times Double Album). It is an amazing feat for something I'm sure Prince did as a hobby. Revisiting the film reminded me why I was and still am A DIE-HARD PRINCE FAN FOR LIFE. It reminds me why he was what he was. In the interim he can release as much badly reviewed music as he wants. Nothing changes. It will still not affect his standing as one of the, if not THE MUSICAL GENIUS of the 20th century. I am annoyed at one reviewer moaning about his height, they need to understand this man is a GIANT. A colossus in his field.
Back to the film, the acting, the mood, the effortless perfection and timely usage of the Parade soundtrack will blow you away. Every single performance is magnetic. Watching 'Under The Cherry Moon' filled me with joy. Truly. Please Warner Bros, we want the DVD, with as many extra as possible please (a double disc set?).
Prince, you're THE KING MAN!