Doors (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40123096
UPC 012236100010
UPC 14 00012236100010
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Concert Footage
Essential Cinema
Los Angeles, California
Music (General)
Rock And Roll
Rock Bands
Substance Abuse
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Rolling Stone "...THE DOORS is a thrilling spectacle - the KING KONG of rock movies..." 03/21/1991 p.83-4
New York Times "...Clamorous, reverential, much-larger-than-life....Kilmer captures all of Morrisons's reckless, insinuating appeal..." 03/01/1991 p.C1
Los Angeles Times "...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..." 03/01/1991 p.F1
Total Film "...Val Kilmer is an authentic lead and Meg Ryan supplies credible support as his tortured soulmate..." 05/01/2000 p.110
Oliver Stone
Meg Ryan
Val Kilmer
Cast & Crew
Kathleen Quinlan - Star
Frank Whaley - Star
Billy Idol - Star
Kyle MacLachlan - Star
Kevin Dillon - Star
Michael Wincott - Star
Meg Ryan - Star
Michael Madsen - Star
Mimi Rogers - Star
Val Kilmer - Star
Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
The Doors - Music
Mario Kassar - Executive Producer
Robert Richardson - Director of Photography
A. Kitman Ho - Producer
Randall Jahnson - Screenwriter
Bill Graham - Producer
Oliver Stone - Screenwriter
Sasha Harari - Producer
Carl Orff - Additional Music/Songs
Oliver Stone - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 16427
UPC 00012236100010
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 158 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen, English, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Kilmer,Val
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
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