Image Courtesy Eagle Rock EntertainmentFans of The Doors have waited for it 45 years. Now, the wait is almost over. Feast of Friends, the never-released documentary produced by the band, will finally be released November 11.

Shelved due to lead singer Jim Morrison’s legal issues, the uncompleted film was only ever seen at a few film festivals. Eagle Rock Entertainment and Doors Property, LLC will release a restored, remastered version, which also features compiled bonus footage as well as an historic British documentary called The Doors Are Open.

Filmed in 1968, Feast of Friends offers a look behind the scenes of the group’s 1968 tour. The footage is from an often circulated bootleg that is believed to be from Morrison’s lone, personal copy, which he hand-carried when he moved to Paris in 1971. The movie was “concealed in a a paper bag and forgotten at a friend’s house,” says a statement from the producers, and never reclaimed as he passed away days later.

Also included in Feast of Friends is The End, a feature shot in Toronto, Canada in August 1967, which many Doors fans consider one of the greatest live performances of the band ever filmed. There’s also Feast of Friends: Encore, a newly-produced feature using footage shot for Feast of Friends, described as a complimentary piece that provides a deeper look into the band’s life during the same time period. It also showcases the Doors recording one of their biggest hits, “Wild Child.” Newly unearthed backstage footage of Robbie Krieger breaking into song, Morrison reading a poem, and an altercation with photographer Richard Avedon are among the other highlights in the set.

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