It's hard to believe that it has been fifteen years since Oliver Stone released The Doors. The film had already been made available on DVD, but Lionsgate has announced that they will release a special edition DVD of the film this December, just in time for Christmas. What makes it a special edition? Well, nothing mind-blowing but there is an additional forty-three minutes of footage -- just think of all the shots we missed out on of half-naked spirit guides wandering in the desert. Other features include a one-on-one interview with Stone, and three extra documentaries on the phenomenon of Jim Morrison and The Doors.

Other than a spot-on impersonation of Morrison by Val Kilmer, there was really not much in Stone's film for someone who wasn't already a Doors fan. Considering Oliver Stone was never a filmmaker to let his perspective lay in the background -- usually he's too busy beating you over the head with it, it seemed strange to watch a Stone film that didn't have much to say. I always thought that a biopic should tell audiences something they didn't already know about a famous figure, and The Doors seemed like a re-enactment of the iconography of Morrison. There wasn't much there to surprise audiences; well, unless you count the surprise of Meg Ryan not embarrassing herself in one of her few dramatic roles. ...

[via JoBlo.com]