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When You're Strange

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When You're Strange
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The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.
Title: When you're strange
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Eagle Vision, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Wolf Films and Strange Pictures present ; in association with Rhino Entertainment ; a film by Tom DiCillo ; produced by Peter Jankowski ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Tom DiCillo
Notes: DVD release of the 2009 motion picture
Special features: interview with Jim's father, Admiral George C. Morrison, USN (Ret.)
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.421660922 WHEN
Credits: Editors, Micky Blythe and Kevin Krasny ; archival photography, Paul Ferrera ; narrator, Johnny Depp
Performers: The Doors (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger).
System Details: DVD, NTSC; all regions ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; DTS digital 5.1 surround and PCM stereo
Subject Headings: Doors (Musical group) Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971 Manzarek, Ray Densmore, John Krieger, Robby Rock groups Biography Rock musicians Biography
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Topical Term: Rock groups
Rock musicians
Publisher No: EV303059 Eagle Vision
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The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.


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Sep 21, 2013
  • franzkafka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Last year I shared a drink with Jim at La Pere Chaise cemetery in Paris. I brought a bottle of Jack Daniels. I swigged some and then poured some on his grave. I believe he burped "Thanks, man".

Sep 14, 2011
  • sykch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

From the director of the hilarious “Living in Oblivion” comes an unexpectedly good documentary about the Doors…unexpected because I thought it would be yet another rock documentary. Not being quite old enough to have actually witness the Doors explode on the rock scene first hand, and only hearing of their notoriety sporadically, I found this documentary fascinating…remember his arrest for showing his parts on stage?…just part of a long list of incidents that seemed to be a reaction to a growing ultra conservatism…in past incidents, the police seemed to be over reacting to his showmanship antics (you be the judge)…and do not miss the special features interview with his sister and father…watch it to the very end…his father was an Admiral in the Navy…his reaction to his son’s fame is soooo…well, just watch it.

Jul 11, 2011
  • bradig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Almost exclusively archival video, there are things in here I (remarkably, as a long-time Doors fan) have never seen. Depp is deadpan-perfect for this piece which is certainly sympathetic to Morrison and the way things spun out of control for him. The bonus features include reflections from his sister and father, the latter of which is quite surprising in its tone of acceptance; the two men played no part in each other's lives after Jim left for college, and played only passing roles up to that point. As they say in the movie review biz: "if you're going to watch a video introduction to The Doors, this is the one to see." Not flawless, but comprehensive and well-constructed.

Mar 19, 2011
  • kalis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jim Morrison is a phenominal writer and man can he light up a microphone. Johnny Depp is also a captivating narrarator.

The Doors were amazing. And often under rated or forgotten about in todays modernities (think i just made that word up).

I still am surprised at how much Jim did in his life including schooling and how he wasnt even 28 when he died (If i remember correctly). Somehow though they had the sound and full package with messages and meanings that cant be denied. Hopefully someone can carry Jim's torch of profound poetry one day and lead more people to the universal truth and away from "bling bling bling me me me"

Jan 04, 2011
  • tegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I love Jim Morrison, and I love The Doors, but this documentary was just alright. I loved the old footage that they used of Jim driving in the desert and how that tied the film together, but I did not love the constant focus on Jim's addictions. Yes, we all know he had many, but I would have rather seen that time in the doc spent on the music, the inspirations and other cool facts about The Doors. If you are a Doors fan, you should definitely see this film, you will learn new things about the band for sure.

Nov 05, 2010
  • Bewlay rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not the best Doors documentary, if you want to hear Johnny Depp's rendition of Jim Morrison's writing you might like it.

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