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The Doors

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Doors
    1991
    140 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Oliver Stone

    Actors: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

    Plot: The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

    Disc Release Date: 23 July 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      93
    • Extra
      83
    • Movie
      77

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • The Doors was traditionally shot with Panaflex Camera cameras on 35mm film. This Ultra HD Blu-ray release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K and reportedly overseen by...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track has been newly re-mastered from the latest (7.1) surround elements and is a revelation. The sound engineer (interviewed in the extras) has made full use of the object based nature...

    • Extra
      80
    • UHD Final Cut of Film (138min) Theatrical Cut of Film (140min) New Interview with Oliver Stone – A 30 minute chat with the director talking about himself, the film, how it came about, themes and the music....

    • Movie
      60
    • Like many biopic films, Oliver Stone’s depiction of The Doors’ rise to fame and fortune has less to do with the actual events and more to do with telling a good story. And in this particular case, the...

    • Total
      80
    • Oliver Stone’s visually opulent but narratively flawed biopic picture, The Doors, like so many other biographical features has less to do with truth and more to do with a good story; indeed it is more...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: The Doors is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. Before I get into the 4K presentations, I want to take just a minute to address the appearance of the...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Doors 4K receives a pretty dramatic upgrade in sonics courtesy of a new Dolby Atmos track. The same press sheet referenced above contains the following information on the mix (I've once again excised...

    • Extra
      80
    • 1080p Blu-ray Audio Commentary with Director Oliver Stone The Doors in L.A. (HD; 19:37) is an interesting piece looking at the overall zeitgeist of that era and The Doors' place in it. Jim Morrison: A...

    • Movie
      60
    • The Doors have long been part of my review queue courtesy of any number of releases like The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin - The Story of LA Woman, The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68, The Doors: R-Evolution, The...

    • Total
      70
    • This is one of those instances where a film really doesn't totally capture my fancy, and yet its technical presentation in 4K UHD is quite striking from both a video and audio standpoint. Fans of this...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Oliver Stone's cult biopic storms the Ultra HD stage with a resoundingly beautiful HEVC H.265 encode that greatly improves on its Blu-ray predecessor. Admittedly, due to Robert Richardson's stylized and...

    • Audio
      100
    • Like the video, the original audio elements were also remastered for this Ultra HD and supervised by the film's sound editors Wylie Stateman and Lon Bender. And the results are, I'm happy to report, an...

    • Extra
      80
    • For this Ultra HD edition of the film, Lionsgate has produced a pair of new featurettes exclusive to the format and joined by the same director's commentary track. The accompanying Blu-ray contains all...

    • Movie
      80
    • Almost thirty years later, I regret missing Oliver Stone's The Doors in cinemas, as it's a movie that really needs to be watched on a big screen and a loud sound system. The visually wild adaptation of...

    • Total
      90
    • Two years shy of its 30th Anniversary, Oliver Stone's The Doors remains a fascinating, hallucinogenic portrait of a music legend and emblematic icon of the hippie counterculture movement, featuring an...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      91
    • The Doors was remastered from the original negative that was scanned in 4K 16-bit on ARRISCAN at FotoKem US. The restoration was managed by L’Immagine Ritrovata in Italy with the close support of Oliver...

    • Audio
      90
    • In many respects the track retained the feeling of being front focused, however when called upon its ability to render acoustics, point to point imaging and expanding the breadth of the soundstage never...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: The Doors Ultra HD Blu-ray (The Final Cut and Theatrical Cut) • Oliver Stone Audio Commentary (Theatrical Cut only) • NEW: Oliver Stone’s Interview • NEW: Sound Engineer Lon Bender’s Interview...

    • Movie
      60
    • Oliver Stone’s films can be hit or miss with me but, in general I connect with them, at least on some level. The Doors is one of those “some level” films for me. Stone’s vision of the 1960’s era psychedelic,...

    • Total
      78
    • This release also includes newly released and legacy bonus material that includes insights from the filmmakers. If you’re a fan that is set up to take advantage of its upgrades The Doors on Ultra HD Blu-ray...