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The Doors [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1991]

Release Date:08/14/2001
Oliver Stone's biopic of rock singer Jim Morrison, The Doors, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Stone, interviews with the cast and with the real-life people depicted in the film, nearly one hour of additional scenes, a documentary, concert footage, the theatrical trailer, and production notes. This is an excellent release from Artisan.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Special Features

    • "The Road of Excess" documentary: Includes behind-the-scenes footage; original concert footage; interviews with Val Kilmer, Frank Whaley, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Kevin Dillon, Kathleen Quinlan, Oliver Stone, Robby Krieger, Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
    • 43 minutes of additional footage
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
    • Cast and crew information
    • Cinematographic moments
    • Commentary by director Oliver Stone
    • Digitally mastered
    • Featurette
    • Interactive menus
    • Production notes
    • Scene access
    • Theatrical trailer and teaser
    • Widescreen version


    The Doors
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Val Kilmer
      Val Kilmer - Jim Morrison
    • Meg Ryan
      Meg Ryan - Pamela Courson
    • Kyle MacLachlan
      Kyle MacLachlan - Ray Manzarek
    • Frank Whaley
      Frank Whaley - Robby Krieger
    • Kevin Dillon
      Kevin Dillon - John Densmore

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