The Doors



The music of the Doors was ground breaking, daring and more on the edge than almost any other music of it's day






This biography of rock star, Jim Morrison is a must have for anyone that enjoyed the music of the sixties and seventies.

The music of the Doors was ground breaking, daring and more on the edge than almost any other music of it's day. Lead by poet, Jim Morrison, the Doors became the voice of a disenfranchised generation and the soundtrack for the Viet Nam war.

The acting in this film is top notch. Val Kilmer as the ever strange Morrison is frightenly close to him in appearance and even sang some of the vocals himself. Meg Ryan is just plain perfect as the long suffering common law wife of Morrison. The movie chronicles not only the rise and decline of the Doors but gives us a horrifying look at the self destruction of a true genius. Drugs and alcohol addictions begin to control Mosrrison's life as the viewer watches. It's almost like stopping to look at an accident, you know it's horrible but you have to watch. Director Oliver Stone keeps the movie running at the all out pace that Morrison lived.

The soundtrack is a best of the Doors special! Unfortunately, it is in remixed Dolby 5.0 so there is no subwoofer track. The music comes across in an almost physical way punctuating the highs and lows of Morrison and those most affected by his life and actions. There are plenty of extras on this disc and it is dual layer since it is over the 133 minute limit. The visuals are beyond description and the sound pulses like you were at a Doors concert.

Since I am of the age that I remember what those concerts were like I felt like I was placed in a time machine anc transported back to the old Filmore.

Review by Doug MacLean of hometheaterinfo.com



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