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

A never-before-released documentary film about the Doors, produced by the band, Feast of Friends, has finally been released commercially after 45 years.

Shelved due to lead singer, Jim Morrison’s legal issues, the uncompleted film was only ever seen at a few film festivals and was never completed. Eagle Rock Entertainment, the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world, and Doors Property, LLC have painstakingly remastered the audio and video and compiled bonus footage as well as an historic British documentary called The Doors Are Open.

In April of 1968, filming began for what would become the first and only film produced about the Doors, by the Doors. Funded by the band and helmed by friend and fellow film graduate Paul Ferrara, the footage shot for this film would become the well from which the majority of future documentaries and music videos about the band would utilize.

Paul Ferrara thought it was a great lyric to use for the title. Other than a few appearances in film festivals the following year, an official release of Feast of Friends would never be seen. Until now.

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