Purple People Eater 1988 DVD


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Purple People Eater 1988 DVD is now available for the cheapest price on the Internet. Best Quality transfer to DVD with Cheap and Fast Shipping Worldwide. No, any Hidden chargers, The Story refers to A kid playing the old novelty song “Purple People Eater” and the creature actually appears. The two then proceed to help an elderly couple who are being evicted by their greedy landlord.

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The Storyline of Purple People Eater 1988

You’d have to be Scrooge to trash a picture that tries to instill in children the importance of imagination, determination, and appreciation of the elderly. At the same time “Purple People Eater 1988” (citywide) can’t safely be recommended to anyone over the age of 7, but it could conceivably be fun for second-graders or those younger.

Ned Beatty stars as a retiree who’s revitalized by his grandchildren (Neil Patrick Harris, Thora Birch) when they’re left in his charge by their vacationing parents (James Houghton, Peggy Lipton, one of the stars of “The Mod Squad” series). Harris’ 12-year-old Billy is a dreamy kid who, on playing his father’s old 45 of the ‘50s hit “Purple People Eater” is magically visited by the creature of the song’s title. Purple, as Billy calls him, looks like a giant sheepdog with dyed lavender hair, an eye in the center of his face, and a horn protruding from his forehead. He can also fly–sort of. More important, Purple encourages Billy to form a rock band. (This keys a golden oldies soundtrack.)

Harris is a capable and appealing young actor, and Beatty and Shelley Winters are to be commended for their unyielding professionalism in circumstances that verge on the amateur. Beatty is a warm, believable grandfather, and Winters is one of his pensioner neighbors, a nice, kindly woman terrified of rising rents and the specter of eviction. There are cameos by Chubby Checker, in performance; Little Richard, as the town mayor, and by Sheb Wooley, who wrote “Purple People Eater” 30 years ago, as an instructor of trapeze artists.

In her directorial debut, writer Linda Shayne shows a rapport with youngsters and keeps things moving, but “Purple People Eater” (rated PG, apparently for a mild expletive) lacks shape and style. The film’s most serious handicap is the Purple People Eater creature, who seems simply like a man in a dog suit. (by Los Angeles Times)

Technical Details

Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Sound Mix Stereo
Color Color
Language English
Printed Film Format 35 mm

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Note : Movie Quality is Much Better than Following Trailer Video Sample

Weight 100 g
Release Date

16 December 1988 (USA)


90 Minutes


Region Free – Play Worldwide


Linda Shayne

Produce by

Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA)

Shipping & Packaging

Bubble wrap package
DVD Disc on Printed Lable and 7mm Jewel Case with Cover Art.



Main Cast

Ned Beatty – Grandpa
Linda Talcott – Purple
Bobby Porter – Purple
Shelley Winters – Rita


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