Two interesting documentaries released on DVD recently.
One is the Johnny Depp narrated, When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors. It has taken the surviving Doors (mainly Ray Manzarek) over 45 years to get a authentic and authorized chronicle of the short four years of the life of one of the most amazing bands in rock ‘n’ roll history.
And for the first time, we get the true and unbridled picture from the words and voices of The Doors. Vintage and archival footage of Jim Morrison seek to bring about a realistic picture of his enigma. This is the real deal, and according to Ray Manzarek, it’s everything that the 1991 Oliver Stone film wasn’t. Word!The second is about one of the greatest progressive rock bands ever. Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage is a scintillating look at the career of this three-piece band from Canada from their beginnings in the ’70s to their current innings. Directed by Duo Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbangers Journey) and Scott McFadyen (Iron Maiden: Flight 666), the documentary is everything a Rush fan would want and more.
And for those who have never heard of Rush (sadly there are many of you out there) let this be the beginning of your education… if I may say so.