On July 5, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band's finest captured on film. Performing on the back of their third album release, ‘Waiting For The Sun’, and the US No. 1 single, \"Hello, I Love You,\" the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio album ‘L.A. Woman’ (1971), ‘The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition’ will transform movie theatres into concert venues, giving Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there alongside Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and guitarist Robby Krieger, who stated, ‘the magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.’ In celebration of ‘L.A. Woman’, this special event includes a brand-new musical performance and a conversation with Densmore, Krieger, and Doors Manager, Jeff Jampol, filmed exclusively for the big screen.
This theatrical “Special Edition” release creates an in-cinema experience like no other for fans old and new. The film has now been remastered in stunning Dolby ATMOS® (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by Bruce Botnick, the original engineer and mixer for The Doors, who recorded the 1968 performance at the Bowl and co-produced ‘L.A. Woman’. Meticulously restored from original camera negatives and remixed and mastered using original multi-track tapes, ‘The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition’ features the concert in its entirety, including such classics as “Hello, I Love You”, “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)”, “Light My Fire”, and “The End”.