‘The Doors: The Final Cut’ Blu-ray to Have ‘More Powerful’ Ending
Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie The Doors has been restored for release on 4K Ultra Blu-ray on July 23, with a new edit that the director says gives the movie a stronger ending.
The Doors: The Final Cut will be presented in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, which Stone said would offer a new level of experience of the movie that stars Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison.
“This brand-new 4K restoration of The Doors in Dolby Atmos will provide far greater overall clarity and dimension for the audience,” Stone said in a statement. “During the many concert sequences, the sound now fills the auditorium above the audience, behind it, and all points in between. I wanted the film to be as immersive as possible to a real ‘60s Doors experience. Additionally, I’ve made one cut of three minutes to a scene I thought was superfluous to the ending, which helps close out the film in a more powerful way.”
You can watch a new trailer below.
“Capturing the hedonistic chaos of the late '60s, The Doors: The Final Cut follows the life and times of the band's enigmatic and magnetic frontman Jim Morrison from cradle to grave,” studio Lionsgate said in a statement. “Stone's powerful musical portrait, featuring an amazing soundtrack including over 25 songs from the Doors' catalog, charts Morrison's turbulent relationship with his muse Pamela Courson (Meg Ryan), the formation of the band in Southern California, his experimentation with hallucinogens and the occult, and his tragic death at the age of 27 in Paris."
New features include an audio commentary from Stone, an interview with the director and another with sound editor Lon Bender. The movie will also be screened in a limited theater run. You can see those dates below.
7/20 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
7/26-8/01 – Coral Gables, FL @ Coral Gables Art Cinema
8/02-04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Science Center