*The Prince concert film “Sign O’ The Times,” originally released in theaters in 1987, has been acquired by Showtime and will premiere on Sept. 16, reports Variety.
The Prince-directed movie was originally conceived as a companion to the 1987 Prince double album of the same name. Hit singles from that classic release included “U Got the Look” (with Sheena Easton), “If I Was Your Girlfriend” and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man,” in addition to the title song.
Showtime’s broadcast will mark the first time in more than a decade that the rarely seen film will air on American television. According to Variety, it was never officially issued on DVD in the U.S..
Footage for the 84-minute concert doc was shot primarily at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. Additional filming took place on tour in the Netherlands and Belgium.
“Sign O’ The Times” was produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo and Steven Fargnoli.