Rob Brunner
February 23, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Doors

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
140 minutes
performer
Val Kilmer, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathleen Quinlan, Meg Ryan, Frank Whaley
director
Oliver Stone
distributor
TriStar Pictures
author
J. Randal Johnson, Oliver Stone
genre
Biography

We gave it a B

Oliver Stone’s trippy 1991 biopic gets the deluxe treatment on this new two-disc set. DVD does wonders for the film’s druggy visuals; the ’60s-style lighting textures, desert vistas, subtle ILM effects, and floaty camera work all look spectacular here. But this ”special edition” hardly seems all that special, with a package of extras that’s skimpier than a groupie’s hot pants. There’s a sleepy commentary track from Stone (and no one else), a dated 1991 featurette, the usual trailers and cast notes, 43 minutes of dull deleted scenes, and a new documentary in which various cast and crew members, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, and Jim Morrison’s wife Patricia Kennealy-Morrison pontificate endlessly on the supposed genius of rock’s most pretentious ”poet” narcissist. On second thought, maybe the meager amount of bonus stuff is a good thing. B

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