A lot of time is spent showing actor clones of the rock stars live in concert with each of them performing three songs each that kind of sound sort of like songs made famous by the originals – but not enough for Buchanan to have to pay any copyright fees. The only song he could get away with copying is The Star-Spangled Banner.
Jimi (Gregory Allen Chatman) and Janis (Riba Meryl) meet and sing drunken blues together backstage and Janis confronts Morrison in the ladies’ room.
You get to see Jimi pose with topless blondes for an LP cover, meet “the Plaster Casters,” and watch a New York drag show, and see Janis shooting up while watching Vietnam war footage on TV.
Our man from the government snuffs two of the stars, but Jim Morrison (Bryan Wolf) fakes his own death in Paris and hides out in a Spanish monastery (!) where he later dies anyway.
The movie is too long, too dark and too cheap and no matter who’s supposed to be playing in whichever city, they always seem to be on the same stage in front of the same audience!
The film was released with the new title Beyond The Doors to cash in on Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie The Doors.
Gregory Allen Chatman
Harold Wayne Jones
Granville D. Wolfe
Michael W. Green