PR Newswire
December 7, 1995

MCA/Universal Home Video Announces Laserdisc Release Of `The Doors Collection’ December 19, 1995

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ — MCA/Universal Home Video will release “THE DOORS COLLECTION,” a daring trip into the mesmerizing world of the legendary rock group The Doors, on laserdisc for $69.98 suggested retail price, beginning December 19, 1995.

“THE DOORS COLLECTION” is an unprecedented look at one of the world’s most influential bands ever. The laserdisc includes three critically acclaimed MCA/Universal home videos: “Dance On Fire,” “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” and “The Soft Parade” all directed by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who first met Jim Morrison while they were attending UCLA film school. In addition, the laserdisc includes never- before-seen supplemental material including interviews with all three surviving members of The Doors: Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore; rare Ray Manzarek UCLA student films; filmed moments from John Densmore’s successful one-man play based on his best-selling book “Riders On The Storm”; a new filmed Robby Krieger version of “The End”; over 100 items of Doors classic and collectible memorabilia; and more.

“THE DOORS COLLECTION” is a private, intimate look at The Doors telling their own story. More than three hours of voice-over interviews from The Doors, their friends and compatriots help tell the tale of this ground-breaking band. Unusual in the laserdisc business, all three surviving members of The Doors were instrumental in preparing the materials for this laserdisc.

A special 60-minute supplement is only available on “THE DOORS COLLECTION.” The supplement includes Ray Manzarek’s UCLA student films “Evergreen” and “Induction,” revealing Jim Morrison’s very first on- camera appearance. John Densmore provides an emotional recollection of Jim Morrison in an excerpt from his successful one-man-play based on his best selling book “Riders On The Storm.” Famous rock photographer Henry Diltz narrates 30 stills he shot during the famed “Morrison Hotel” album session while Manzarek plays a stirring version of “Love Street” underneath. And finally, Robby Krieger plays a jazz adaptation of an instrumental version of “The End.” This special, never before-seen supplement also includes a rare glimpse of over 100 collectibles and Doors personal artifacts, from books to singles from around the world to ticket stubs and more, presented by Doors Collectors Magazine Editor-In- Chief Kerry Humphreys.

“THE DOORS COLLECTION” is recorded in a unique mix of audio commentary and stereo soundtrack.