For Doors fans like myself, who has collected everything The Doors since 1967, you will be thrilled with the release of The Doors R-Evolution! What is shown here for pre-order, is the U.K. release of this fantastic Blu-ray Deluxe Edition Set. The North American release will be on January 21, 2014. What this means, is that if you have an all-region Blu-ray dvd player, you will be able to play this Region B/2 Blu-ray dvd, and if you have a regular Blu-ray dvd player, it will not play being a European Pal Blu-ray disc. You will have to wait for the North American release on January 21, 2014, if you only have a regular Blu-ray player.
This fantastic Doors history of their television appearances is being released in 4 different formats in both European and North American versions. For the European market version, which is shown here- being released earlier than the North American versions- you can choose from a Deluxe Set in either Blu-ray or regular dvd. The Deluxe Set includes a fantastic 40 page book that features a scrap book style presentation of each track including the song lyrics, photos, background information and trivia. This Deluxe Book Set comes in your choice of the Blu-ray or dvd versions. There will also be just the Blu-ray or dvd R-Evolution without the book for less money. So, if you can't wait for the North American releases on January 21, 2014 and own an All-Region Blu-Ray DVD Player, this pre-order may be just for you.
I'm certain many Doors fans, like myself, have seen some of The Doors television appearances over the years- even The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Television Show- Season 3 dvd includes a couple of The Doors appearances, but nothing like what is included here on this set. This is not a complete history, as you will notice not every television performance or film is included, as I immediately noticed The Doors second song on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour- Wild Child is not included, nor the famous Light My Fire from The Ed Sullivan Show. This is a history of The Doors Evolution on film appearances, as the title states, and not a complete history. Just seeing the Evolution of The Doors on film is wonderful enough, but it's the Bonus Material that make this worth watching. Included in this set are some very rare television appearances of The Doors, such as the band's full performance on Shebang, a Dick Clark interview, the color version of the band's appearance on Malibu U- including never before seen outtakes, and from German tv- the complete color version of Hello, I Love You. Besides television appearances over the years, you will also get to enjoy The Doors Films from the 80's, including a rare director's cut of the 1985 L.A.Woman short film.
There are Bonus Features that are simply fantastic as well. A new edit by Murray Lerner from the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival is included, as well as the extremely rare 1966 Ford Motor Company film with The Doors providing the sound track. All the audio, with the exception of the Ford Motor Company film, has been restored by Bruce Botnick- The Doors long time engineer and co-producer of the last L.A. Woman album. There are 19 total television appearances and short films included on this simply fantastic set. So, whether you have an All-Region Blu-ray dvd player to pre-order this European version or you wait to order the North American version of this wonderful history of The Doors television on film in January, you will be thoroughly thrilled owning these Doors treasures and rarities. Not only are the audios restored by Bruce Botnick, but I heard the videos have been restored fantastically as well!
Having these television appearances of The Doors finally complete with great audio and video restorations is a wish come true. My only other wish is that someone restores the Jim Morrison Highway film as well as The Doors Feast Of Friends film. I've waited decades for a good copy of these great short films and I really hope someone will bring them to dvd and hopefully Blu-ray soon for all of us Doors and Jim Morrison fans to enjoy as much as these television appearances! For now, I have to give a million THANKS to Eagle Rock Studios for all their hard work in bringing us Doors fans these fabulous television appearances and rarities- these are all MUST-HAVES for us Doors and Jim Morrison Fans!
Here are all 19 appearances and films included, and of course, the 40 page book is only included in the Deluxe Version.
01.) January 1967- Break On Through To The Other Side Music Film
02.) March 6, 1967- Break On Through on Shebang
03.) July 22, 1967- The Crystal Ship on American Bandstand
04.) July 22, 1967- Light My Fire on American Bandstand
05.) August 25, 1967- Light My Fire on Malibu U
06.) September 22, 1967- People Are Strange on Murray The K in New York
07.) December 27, 1967- Moonlight Drive on The Jonathan Winters Show
08.) February 1968- The Unknown Soldier Music Film
09.) September 13, 1968- Hello I Love You on Musik Fur Junge Leute:4-3-2-1- Hot & Sweet
10.) December 15, 1968- Touch Me on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
11.) July 1969- Wild Child Music Film
12.) February 1970- Roadhouse Blues Music Film
13.) December 1970- Crawling King Snake on Get To Know (GTK)
14.) April 1971- The Changeling Music Film
15.) October 1983- Gloria Music Film
16.) 1980's- People Are Strange Music Film
17.) 1984- Strange Days Music Film
18.) 1985- L.A.Woman Music Film
19.) 1995- Ghost Song Music Film
01.) 1966- Ford Training Film, Love Thy Customer (music by The Doors)
02.) 1967- Malibu U Doors Outtakes
03.) August 1970- Break On Through To The Other Side- Isle Of Wight
04.) Break On Through The Lens Documentary