- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 20, 2001
- 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
- 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
- Val Kilmer - Star
- Frank Whaley - Star
- Meg Ryan - Star
- Kyle MacLachlan - Star
- Kevin Dillon - Star
- Kathleen Quinlan - Star
- Oliver Stone - Director
- Robby Krieger - Music
- Patricia Kennealy-Morrison - Featured
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
- Essay: CINEMATOGRAPHIC MOMENTS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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..."
Concert Footage |
Essential Cinema |
Los Angeles, California |
Music (General) |
Pop / Rock |
Rock And Roll |
Rock Bands |
Substance Abuse |
Theatrical Release |
- 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..."