Do you love the Doors? Do you like Johnny Depp’s silvery voice? Combine them and what you have is an odd psychedelic dream. Oh, excuse me. I mean you have “When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors,” a 90-minute documentary depicting the band the Doors up to the death of their famous lead singer Jim Morrison.
Johnny Depp narrates this premier Doors’ documentary that takes an inside look into the wildly chimerical mind of Jim Morrison and his loyal band mates Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore. The famous rock quartet may have only been around for seven years, but the footage and music gained from their run was spectacular. Now, finally, some rare and previously unreleased footage will be released to the public on Friday, April 9.
Depp is honored to have the opportunity to narrate a film about The Doors. He said in a press release, “”Watching the hypnotic, hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, John, Ray and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock ‘n’ roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. What an honour to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done.”
Wow. These are fighting words from Depp. Is he more proud of this then his acting in “Finding Neverland.” I thought that was a pretty awesome movie. By the way, did you know that Depp is 46 years old? Anyway, Depp also will be reading verses from 15 poems written by Jim Morrison for the soundtrack which will be released a few days before the movie comes out.
I am quite excited for the film. The Doors were a mysterious band that paired the disturbed and intelligent mind of Jim Morrison with an extraordinary blend of psychedelic rock. They were popular and they never conceded to the curse of mainstream music. They were lively and effervescent, but also spaced-out and somewhat austere during their shows. They were a beautiful mix of music and musician and the band will forever go down as one of the best to ever take any stage.
Watch the Trailer
Here is some footage of “Love Me Two Times”
One of my Doors’ favorites “Waiting for the Sun”