Saturday, September 13, 2014

VIDEO: The Doors preview release of 1968 documentary Feast Of Friends

The Doors have issued the trailer for their self-produced 1968 documentary, “Feast Of Friends”, as a video preview in advance of its release on November 11.

The first and only film produced about The Doors by The Doors offers a cinematic look at the band on the road during their 1968 summer tour.

Whilst never truly completed, the film provides a stylistic approach in true sixties cinéma vérité style. Concert performances are intercut with fly-on-the-wall footage of the group in their natural habitat, sometimes playful, sensitive, chaotic and touching. Other than a few appearances in film festivals in 1968, an official release would never be seen until now.

The first official release of the documentary also includes a compilation of outtakes called “Feast of Friends: Encore”, plus a 1968 British television feature called “The Doors Are Open”, as well as a 1967 performance of “The End” filmed for Canadian TV.

Completely restored from the original negative, as supervised by Jim Morrison, “Feast of Friends” has been colour-corrected and cleaned in high definition with the soundtrack remixed and remastered by long-time Doors’ collaborator Bruce Botnick.

See also: The Doors: Marianne Faithfull reveals who killed Jim Morrison Classic rockers salute The Doors on new tribute album The Doors to perform Ray Manzarek tribute concert An Evening With The Doors to feature Q&A with band members Search The Doors at hennemusic