Add the names Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore and Jim Morrison and you’re relating to the rock band ‘The Doors’.
In conjunction with Universal pictures indi Vision have just released what must be the ultimate insight into the real story of the opening and closing of one of the sixties legends.
Avaliable on DVD and in Blu-ray format, Johnny Depp narrates their story in a full length documentary film from the bands inception through to their demise.
Entitled ‘When You’re Strange’ it is directed by filmaker Tom DiCillo who uses footage shot between 1966 and 1971 to capture the high and lows of the band with the focus mainly centered at the lead singer Jim Morrison.
Through the chaos of Morrisons drink binges and drug excesses, to band quitting and onto to arrests for lewd on stage behaviour it powerfully documents the life and times of one of America’s biggest rock phenonomans, whose insistance on artistic freedom, and refusal to compromise inspired generations.
Narrator Johnny Depp, “Watching the hypnotic,hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, Ray, John and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n’ roll documentary for that matter, it doesn’t get any better than this. What an honour to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done”.
It is an essential, must see DVD for any Doors fans as it could explain some of the myths and rumours associated with the band that until now have not been revealed.
It’s a great watch.
With a running time of approximately eighty five minutes, it is available now from most good retailers priced at £17.99 or on Blu-ray at £22.99.
When You’re Strange-The Doors DVD Universal/Indi Vision