Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Doors
From The Outside

Documentary enhanced by the rare footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more.

This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.

The panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.

Also featured is Billy James, the man who 'discovered' Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells-all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.

Richard Goldstein - editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.

The rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison's biographer James Riordan. $19.95

Bonus Materials: * 'Conversation with The Lizard Queen' - Featurette in which Patricia Morrison reveals her own views about Jim Morrison as an artist, a poet and a visionary.

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