The Doors' Self-Produced Documentary 'Feast of Friends' Finally Getting Release

American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Jim Morrison (singer), John Densmore (drummer), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Robby Krieger (guitarist), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Jim Morrison (singer), John Densmore (drummer), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Robby Krieger (guitarist), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

The Doors' long lost self-produced documentary, Feast of Friends, will be seeing a proper releases more than four decades after its creation.

The 1968 film has been previously only available to fans as poor-quality bootlegs, but now it has been remastered and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning Nov. 11.

Feast of Friends was filmed during the Doors' summer tour 46 years ago by director Paul Ferrara and funded by the band itself. But it was never completed, Rolling Stone reports, after receiving generally negative reviews at film festivals and was eventually shelved due to singer Jim Morrison's legal problems from allegedly exposing himself to an audience in Miami.

Ferrara also shot the cover photograph of the Doors' Waiting for the Sun album, and his relationship with Morrison later led him to direct the 1969 film HWY: An American Pastoral. The film contains a mix of on-stage performances and behind the scenes footage of the band approached in a '60s cinéma vérité style.

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