Satellite: Pick of the Day

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IN SPITE of Oliver Stone's eminently forgettable film about them, The Doors retain the sort of mystique that accompanies only truly great bands. To mark the 55th anniversary of Jim Morrison's birth, The Doors Special (11pm VH-1) features interviews with members of the group (right) who wrote such timeless classics as "Riders on the Storm", "People Are Strange" and "Light My Fire."

Mickey Rourke's movie career started in a blaze with such films as Rumblefish and Angel Heart, but the fire soon petered out with lamentable offerings like 9 1/2 Weeks 2. Bullet (11pm Sky Moviemax) - not to be confused with the Steve McQueen movie - marks at least a partial return to form. In this tough satellite premiere, Rourke and Tupac Shakur play rival gang leaders in New York.

James Rampton

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