|Official Release Date||Sep 15, 2009|
|Starring||Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon|
|Audio||DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1|
|Running Time||158 minutes|
Restricted - Viewers younger than 17 require accompaniment of a parent or adult guardian.
descriptionStarring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison, the film focuses on the Lizard King from his days as a UCLA film student in the early 1960s to his death in a Paris hotel 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 as the Doors' fame begins to spread—with Morrison as the focus of attention—his 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. Kilmer gives an excellent performance, including a frighteningly accurate imitation of Morrison's singing. Stone's intimate familiarity with SoCal in the 1960s also provides the film with a high degree of surface verisimilitude.
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