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Diamonds and Pearls Home Video Collection

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Diamonds and Pearls Home Video Collection

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
genre:
musical

We gave it a B-

Visually extravagant, Diamonds and Pearls Home Video Collection transforms 11 cuts from the Purple Executive’s multiplatinum 1991 album into bloated video opera. Other than the Spike Lee-directed collage, ”Money Don’t Matter 2 Night,” the individual videos stand out mostly for their prettiness. With their Day-Glo sets, large supporting casts, and sensuous choreography, such aural masturbations as ”Gett Off” and ”Cream” engage the viewer precisely because they’re so garish. But the more muted numbers — ”Strollin’,” ”Diamonds and Pearls” — only expose the flimsiness of the songs themselves. B-

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