Down on Us is a low budget 1984 movie about the United States government’s plot to assassinate 1960s rock stars Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, using an elite force of killers. It is sometimes known as Beyond the Doors.
The movie does not use any of the original songs of the artists portrayed due to high royalty fees. Instead, they used songs written to sound like the originals.
The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.
Variety‘s review was largely critical of the “campy” reproductions of concerts and other events. The review read, in part, “Pic’s only revelation is the claim that Morrison faked his own death in order to regain his privacy”.
ive never seen a very good copy of this movie, and this one is the typical murky VHS transfer, but its been cleaned and color corrected so i think it looks as good as it can. the concert pieces are just funny, tho i think the actors and Mr Buchanan did a great job. seriously. color, mono, fullscreen, 90 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!