Val Kilmer delivers what was considered one of 1991's best performances as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's hallucinatory bio-pic of the seminal 1960s rock group The Doors. Stone cuts a jagged swath through Morrison's life, starting with a childhood memory where Morrison sees an elderly Indian dying by the roadside. It picks up with Morrison's arrival in California and his assimilation into the Venice Beach culture, followed by his film school days at UCLA; his introduction to his girlfriend Pamela Courson (Meg Ryan); his first encounters with Ray Manzarek (Kyle MacLachlan); and the origin of The Doors -- made up of Manzarek, Robby Kreiger (Frank Whaley), and John Densmore (Kevin Dillon). As the fame of The Doors grows, Morrison's obsession with death increases. The band grows weary of Morrison's missed recording sessions and no-shows at concerts. Morrison, meanwhile, sinks deeper into a drug-induced haze, having mystical sexual encounters with Patricia Kennealy (Kathleen Quinlan), an older rock journalist involved with sadomasochism and witchcraft.~Paul Brenner
Audio commentary with co-writer/director Oliver Stone
"Jim Morrison: An American Poet in Paris" original featurette
A look at the life and times of rock group The Doors. Jim Morrison's influence on Rock and Roll was legendary. The music of the Doors was innovative for the late 60's. The times when other groups, from England, were all competing for the charts at the same time. Jim Morrison was more interested in the art of music then the fame. His success contributed to his downfall and ultimate death. But along the way, the music of The Doors made Rock history and influenced a generation. Watch the movie for the music!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's Gonna Be a "Doors" Night!
"The Doors" is one of my absolute favorite movies and one of my favorite bands. I have owned this movie on VHS, two DVD editions, and blu-ray. The 4K UHD version surpasses them all. Remastered in Dolby Vision, this release look absolutely stunning. And the Dolby Atmos soundtrack will bring your home theater speakers to a new level. If you are a fan of this movie, this is a must-have.
The 4K transfer is amazing compared to the Blu-ray from over a decade ago, the audio mix is immersive! Definitely a title to add to your library whether you're a fan of The Doors or not. Physical media will always be superior to streaming.
The film can be a bit polarizing. Its Oliver Stone, what can you say. I happen to really enjoy it. The 4K Blu-ray has excellent Dolby Vision and a fantastic Atmos track. The source picture quality is a bit soft which dampens the overall picture quality a bit unfortunately. But still highly recommended.