The Doors: Live At The Bowl '68 Reviews
January 11, 2015
One of the greatest concert films - a mesmerizing performance.
A truly brilliant concert, expertly captured on film. The Doors' performances were notorious for Jim Morrison being drunk and/or stoned, and behaving in erratic, even provocative, fashion. Here he absolutely captivates the audience with a blend of theatrics, lyrics and cool calm menace. He is in control of everything and everyone throughout.
Backing the incredible stage presence of Morrison is some musicianship of the highest order. The camera and microphones capture well the sheer brilliance of Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore. While Morrison supplies the darkness and thought, the other three provide the light, craft and rock.
There's a sense of something big, magnificent and important in progress all the way through. This is as much a visual experience as an audio one - you can't look away.
April 16, 2014
Still stands as a testament to The Doors talent and music that sounds as good today as it ever did.
April 12, 2013
The digitally re-mastered music and the original camera negatives restored in lucid blu-ray, simply forges that much more compulsion for the enthusiast.
December 29, 2012
The Doors live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The film has been restored to digital and the sound remastered. The picture and sound is excellent. This is The Doors at their peak.'Light My Fire' and 'The Unknown Soldier' are highlights. Jim Morrison took LSD before the show but he was in fine form and there are a couple of funny moments during 'The End' where he is hallucinating! A must watch for all fans Of The Doors. Reviewed by Jim Henderson.