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FANTASTIC- UP TO A POINT,
This review is from: When You're Strange - A Film About The Doors [DVD] (DVD)
I mainly echo Barriebb3 and DoorsMike's comments. I would give this 5 stars for the uninitiated and 3 for the more hardcore fan so i've compromised on 4 stars. Visually and sonically beautiful, and a great start overall, particularly with the hitchhiker film footage and early photos of the boys in the band (they should have played their early demos over these), but from there it's a familiar retread with a little bit of chronological sloppiness in the last couple of years. I think this is really set up as the 'official version' to counter Oliver Stone's artistic liberties with his film. Johnny Depp's narration is nicely stoner relaxed but seems a tad monotonous by the end and there's no mention of any alternative theories about Jim's death.
Probably just about worth the fairly cheap price, and if you're a casual fan you'll love it. I would have liked the 90 minutes that's already there plus another 30 minutes with something more in-depth. To end on a positive note, the Doors' music sounds wonderful and they're still pretty relevant 40 years on.