A new 4K restoration ‘final cut’ of The Doors – Oliver Stone’s acclaimed 1991 film crafted a psychedelic and powerful musical portrait of The Doors’ iconic front man, Jim Morrison – is being released by Studiocanal.

The new 4K restoration, which also features Dolby Atmos sound, has been supervised by Stone who said: “This brand new 4K restoration of The Doors in Dolby Atmos will provide far greater overall clarity and dimension for the audience.

“During the many concert sequences, the sound now fills the auditorium above the audience, behind it, and all points in between. I wanted the film to be as immersive as possible to a real 60s Doors experience.

“Additionally, I’ve made one cut of 3 minutes to a scene I thought was superfluous to the ending, which helps close out the film in a more powerful way.”

Remastered from the original negative that was scanned in 4K 16-bit on Arriscan at EFILM US, the restoration was managed by Imagine Ritrovata in Italy with the close support of Oliver Stone who oversaw the colour grading.

The Dolby Atmos mix was created at Formosa Group under the supervision of Dolby and of the original sound editors of the film Wylie Stateman and Lon Bender.

This new mix will offer audiences a unique, immersive experience of the amazing film soundtrack, which includes over twenty-five songs from The Doors back catalogue.

Jean-Pierre Boiget, head of Distribution Services at Studiocanal, adds: “We are delighted to have collaborated closely with Mr Oliver Stone on this fantastic restoration: his personal involvement at each step of the process was crucial to give the audience the best technical and creative output as possible.

“The extraordinary technologies of our times will allow to audience to live, like never before, an awesome experience of Oliver Stone’s legendary film and of THE DOORS’ mythic music.”

The Doors: The Final Cut will be screened in 4K for the first time in Cannes at the Cinéma de la Plage (Movies on the Beach) during Cannes Classics, before a limited theatrical run via Carlotta in France starting on June 26th.

Studiocanal will also launch in France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and New Zealand a series of new Home Entertainment editions featuring brand new artworks and exclusive bonus material, including a 4K Ultra HD, a 2-disc Blu-Ray combo with hours of in-depth special features, a Steelbook edition and a new DVD.

Special Features

Special Edition (UHD + 2 Blu-ray and When You’re Strange Blu-ray)

Disc One – UHD
The Doors – The Final Cut – 138’
The Doors – The original theatrical version – 140’
Oliver Stone Audio Commentary
New extra: Interview with Oliver Stone – 35’
New extra: Interview with Lon Bender, mixer for new Dolby Atmos mix – 10’

Disc Two – Blu-ray
The Doors – The Final Cut – 138’
The Doors – The original theatrical version – 140’
Oliver Stone Audio Commentary
New extra: Interview with Oliver Stone – 35’
New extra: Interview with Lon Bender, mixer for new Dolby Atmos mix – 10’

Disc Three – Blu-ray
Deleted scenes – introduced by O. Stone and then included in full with the script section as Chapter heading – 44’
“Jim Morrison: A Poet in Paris” – a documentary in French looking at the last few months of Jim Morrison’s life in Paris, and his death – 53’
“The Road to Excess” – a documentary looking at how the movie came to be made, including interviews with the real-life Doors and main characters (except Ray Manzarek) – 39’
“The Doors in LA” – a documentary looking at the formation and rise of THE DOORS in LA in second of half of the 1960s with the Vietnam War and hippy culture as their backdrop 19’30”
EPK – includes behind the scenes featurette, profiles, music video, original trailer – 16’51”

Disc Four – When You’re Strange Blu-ray
Feature length The Doors documentary narrated by Johnny Depp

3-DISC STEELBOOK LIMITED EDITION

Disc One – UHD
The Doors – The Final Cut – 138’
The Doors – The original theatrical version – 140’
Oliver Stone Audio Commentary
New extra: Interview with Oliver Stone – 35’
New extra: Interview with Lon Bender, mixer for new Dolby Atmos mix – 10’

Disc Two – Blu-ray
The Doors – The Final Cut – 138’
The Doors – The original theatrical version – 140’
Oliver Stone Audio Commentary
New extra: Interview with Oliver Stone – 35’
New extra: Interview with Lon Bender, mixer for new Dolby Atmos mix – 10’

Disc Three – Blu-ray
Deleted scenes – introduced by O. Stone and then included in full with the script section as Chapter heading – 44’
“Jim Morrison: A Poet in Paris” – a documentary in French looking at the last few months of Jim Morrison’s life in Paris, and his death – 53’
“The Road to Excess” – a documentary looking at how the movie came to be made, including interviews with the real-life Doors and main characters (except Ray Manzarek) – 39’
“The Doors in LA” – a documentary looking at the formation and rise of THE DOORS in LA in second of half of the 1960s with the Vietnam War and hippy culture as their backdrop 19’30”
EPK – includes behind the scenes featurette, profiles, music video, original trailer – 16’51”