A concert documentary from a 2016 all-star performance in Los Angeles, which John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two surviving members of The Doors, developed to celebrate what would have been band member Manzarek's 70th birthday.
Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors is a concert documentary from a 2016 all-star performance in Los Angeles that John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two surviving members of The Doors, developed to celebrate what would have been Manzarek's 70th birthday. As well as the all star concert there's never before seen footage from The Doors archives and new Interviews from Densmore and Krieger. It's a one of a kind documentary about a very special person and a legendary rock band.Written by
The Doors Music Company
You'd think a movie title with The Doors in the title would feature...I dunno...the Doors. I get that the director and the surviving members wanted to document this concert, but more clips of the actual band performing would have made it a lot better. Instead, we get very brief snippets of them playing, while most of the movie is other people doing Doors songs with Robby Krieger (and sometimes John Densmore). The worst moment is when singer Andrew Watt tries to out-do Jim Morrison (an impossible task), writhing and grunting before crowd-surfing -- an absolute embarrassment. And much as I love the band X, there was no need for them to perform one of their own songs ("Nausea") after their cover of "Soul Kitchen." The film had its moments and I'm not sorry I saw it, but it could have been so much more.
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