The Doors (Special Edition) (2-DVD)

Closed Capationed Starring: Val Kilmer & Meg Ryan Director: Oliver Stone  Rated: R: Restricted
The Doors (Special Edition) (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Collectors Edition
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Making Of
    • Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes/Outtakes
    • Audio Commentary: Oliver Stone - Director
    • Bonus Footage: Original Concert Footage
    • Documentary: THE ROAD TO EXCESS
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical
      2. Teaser
    • Interviews:
      1. Val Kilmer - Star
      2. Frank Whaley - Star
      3. Meg Ryan - Star
      4. Kyle MacLachlan - Star
      5. Kevin Dillon - Star
      6. Kathleen Quinlan - Star
      7. Oliver Stone - Director
      8. Robby Krieger - Music
      9. Patricia Kennealy-Morrison - Featured
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew
    • Essay: CINEMATOGRAPHIC MOMENTS

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Music by &
Screenwriting by &
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 03/21/1991
"...THE DOORS is a thrilling spectacle - the KING KONG of rock movies..."
New York Times - 03/01/1991
"...Clamorous, reverential, much-larger-than-life....Kilmer captures all of Morrisons's reckless, insinuating appeal..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/01/1991
"...The whole movie is white hot, lapped in honeyed golds, evilly blue and black or drenched in those swoony, fiery reds. THE DOORS blasts your ears and scorches your eyes..."
Total Film - 05/01/2000
"...Val Kilmer is an authentic lead and Meg Ryan supplies credible support as his tortured soulmate..."

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Concert | Concert Footage | Drugs | Essential Cinema | Los Angeles, California | Music (General) | Musicians | Parties | Pop / Rock | Rock | Rock And Roll | Rock Bands | Substance Abuse | Theatrical Release | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release date: March 1, 1991.
  • Oliver Stone makes a cameo appearance as a UCLA film professor.
  • Doors drummer John Densmore appears as a recording engineer.
  • The rock group took their name from British author Aldous Huxley's book THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION.
  • In 2000 the surviving band members teamed with a variety of singers to rerecord some of the Doors' biggest hits.
  • In one scene of the film, Jim Morrison goes to a party at Andy Warhol's factory. Warhol is standing in front of a Roy Lichtenstein painting, and "Heroin" by Nico plays in the background.
  • In the film, Morrison is depicted acting out at a Miami concert, where he shouts obscenities and makes lude gestures at the audience. Also in the film, when the band performs "Light My Fire" on the Ed Sullivan show, Morrison makes a point of singing the controversial lyric "...girl we couldn't get much higher..."

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.7
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Rating 4.0 THE DOORS Movie Lover: from GARY, IN US -- July, 12, 2008

INTERESTING MOVIE WITH EMOTIONAL IMPACT.
VAL KILMER'S ROLE IS PLAYED WITH GENUINE AUTHENTICITY. THE OVERALL IMPRESSION LEFT ON MY MIND: HOW FINE TALENT MIXED WITH UNINHIBITED IMPULSES, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL CAN LEAD TO UNSEEMLY TWISTS IN LIFE AND UNTIMELY TURNS OF FORTUNE. IN THE CASE OF JIM MORRISON AND THE DOORS, SOMETHING LIKE A SHOOTING STAR SUDDENLY FELL FROM GOLDEN ORBIT. A BIG MISFORTUNE FOR POP MUSIC HISTORY.
BUT ALMOST ALL THE SCENES ARE EXCITINGLY PRESENTED, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE TIMES ALONG WITH SOME OF THE GROUPS' ESSENTIAL GENIUS ARE CAPTURED. THE MOVIE IS OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT AS A SEQUENTIAL ARRANGEMENT OF MEMORABLE MUSIC AND EVENTS, EVEN THOUGH IT IS SAID THAT SOME OF THE DIRECTOR'S WORK TAKES UNDUE LICENSE WITH ACTUAL FACTS FROM MORRISON'S LIFE.
FAV SCENE--MORRISON AND PATRICIA TOGETHER AS RAIN PUMMELS THE BLUE WINDOW PANES. THE SONG 'END OF THE NIGHT ' OPENS THE SCENE.
LEAST FAV SCENES--THE LAST OR NEAR LAST DOORS CONCERT SHOWN; THE DRUNKEN/DOPED -OUT VOCALS AND STAGE PACING ARE LESS THAN ENJOYABLE EVEN WHEN WATCHED AT NO COST IN THE COMFORTS OF HOME. NOT MORRISON AT HIS BEST. BUT SOME OF MORRISON'S ONSTAGE ANTICS DO ENTERTAIN. THE MOVIE SHOWS MORRISON TO HAVE BEEN A GENUINE POET AS WELL AS A PERFORMER. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT WAS THE BEST PORTION OF HIS UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION-ALONG WITH HIS VOCAL TONE- AND ELEVATES THE DOORS' WORK BEYOND THE ORDINARY LIMITS OF ROCK GROUPS. HIS POETIC SENSIBILITIES AND RESTLESS EXPRESSIVE URGES WERE A MAJOR CATALYST FOR THE MUSICAL DIVERSITY OF THE DOORS.
ALL THE ACTING IS GOOD AND THE MOVIE HAS DEFINITE IMPACT. THAT SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IS DUE IN PART TO AN EXCELLENT AND WELL-PLOTTED SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED OF DOORS MUSIC. A MEMORABLE MOVIE.


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