The first and only film produced about The Doors during their original existence is coming to home video. Feast of Friends, a documentary long held back by legal issues involving Jim Morrison, will finally be released November 11th by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Filmed mainly during the band’s 1968 summer tour, it has mostly been seen in poor-quality bootlegs. The film was never completed — in part due Morrison’s brushes with the law, including his on-stage arrest in Miami. Using the original negative, Feast of Friends has been restored and color-corrected, with audio overseen by longtime Doors producer-engineer Bruce Botnick.

The Feast of Friends DVD includes bonus content:

  • Feast of Friends: Encore. Additional footage shot for the original documentary. It includes studio footage of The Doors recording “Wild Child” as well as backstage footage.
  • The Doors Are Open. A British TV documentary that first aired on December 17th, 1968, combining the band’s music with the social and political tensions that rocked the U.S. that year.
  • The End. The 1967 feature for Canadian TV aired on some U.S. TV stations in 1970. It combines performances and interviews with John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and longtime insider Danny Sugerman.