The Doors (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 25, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Note: Audio commentary with co-writer/director Oliver Stone
    • "Jim Morrison: An American Poet in Paris" original featurette
    • Deleted scenes
    • The Doors In L.A.
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 61

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 60,570
...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...
Los Angeles Times
Mar 1, 1991
Rating: 2/4 -- The flaw in the film is its unrelenting tone of bombast. It never gives you a break. You ache for a moment of quietude, an escape from the lizard king's cranium. Full Review
Baltimore Sun
Jun 17, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Both a vibrant tribute to rock cult figure Jim Morrison and to the decade in which he flourished. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jun 17, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- Morrison is played with uncanny authenticity by Val Kilmer. The performance is utterly convincing without being terribly illuminating. Full Review
Tulsa World
Jun 18, 2014
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The much-anticipated film is a psychedelic circus that turns into the worst nightmare of a bad trip. It`s an experience. Full Review
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Jun 17, 2014
...Val Kilmer is an authentic lead and Meg Ryan supplies credible support as his tortured soulmate...
Total Film
May 1, 2000
...THE DOORS is a thrilling spectacle - the KING KONG of rock movies...
Rolling Stone
Mar 21, 1991

Product Description:

Covers the period from 1965-1971; Produced and released in 1991.

Val Kilmer stars as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's electrifying profile of the Doors, which takes the group from its inception to its demise with the death of the "Lizard King" in a Paris hotel room in 1971. In the early days of the group's formation, Morrison is at his most benign; he's just a guy hanging out at the beach writing poetry. But soon the Doors' fame begins to spread--with Morrison as the focus of attention. Capable of an eerily correct vocal imitation of Morrison, Kilmer makes manifest the talent and charisma, as well as the confusion and despair, of the complex man who was the focal point of the group. As Morrisson's drug consumption and erratic behavior increase exponentially, the rest of the band--Ray Manzarek (Kyle McLachalan), John Densmore (Kevin Dillon), and Robby Krieger (Frank Whaley)--begins to grow tired of his late arrivals, the increasing number of cancellations, and the drunken recording sessions requiring infinite retakes. But no one can help Morrison as he spirals downward into an inferno of drugs, alcohol, public obscenity, and depression, bringing the music to an untimely close.

Stone's intimate familiarity with SoCal in the 1960s provides the film with a high degree of surface verisimilitude, though the film is as much a tribute to the enduring power of the Doors' music as it is a cautionary tale about the perils of both celebrity and substance abuse.

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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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