Cover image for The Doors
Title:
The Doors
Author:
Stone, Oliver.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2000]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 181 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Biographical film about one of the most exciting and controversial figures of the '60s, Jim Morrison. With his rock and roll band, The Doors, he influenced the rock music scene as no other group had.
General Note:
Special Artisan Home Entertainment DVD ed.

Title from container.

Special features include: 43 minutes of additional scenes ; commentary by Director Oliver Stone ; widescreen version ; 5.1 Dolby digital audio ; "The road of excess" documentary ; behind-the-scenes footage ; interviews with Val Kilmer, Frank Whaley, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Kevin Dillon, Kathleen Quinlan, Oliver Stone, Robby Krieger, Patricia Kennedy-Morrison ; cinematographic moments ; featurette ; theatrical trailer and teaser ; cast and crew information ; production notes ; digitally mastered ; scene access ; interactive menus.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
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ISBN:
9780784018316
UPC:
012236108108
Format :
DVD

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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