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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Spine #175



Release:
Feb 18, 2003
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Directed By: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Craig Bierko, Gary Busey, Cameron Diaz, Flea , Mark Harmon, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter, Lyle Lovett, Tobey Maguire, Chris Meloni, Christina Ricci, Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Thomerson, Hunter S. Thompson
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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"We were somewhere around Barstow when the drugs began to take hold." It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels towards Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo. But what is ostensibly a cut-and-dried journalistic endeavor quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey and an excoriating dissection of the American way of life. Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast (headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro) show no mercy in bringing Dr. Hunter S, Thompson's legendary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

Supplements
  • Three audio commentary tracks: director Terry Gilliam; stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro, and producer Laila Nabulsi; and author Hunter S. Thompson
  • Deleted scenes, with commentary by Terry Gilliam
  • Collection of storyboards and production designs
  • Stills gallery
  • A selection of Hunter S. Thompson correspondence, read on-camera by Johnny Depp
  • Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary video by filmmaker Wayne Ewing
  • A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit
  • Original trailer and TV spots
  • Rare materials on Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo
  • Collection of original artwork by illustrator Ralph Steadman
  • Excerpt from 1996 Fear and Loathing audio CD with Maury Chaykin, Jim Jarmusch, and Harry Dean Stanton
  • Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood: A 1978 BBC feature documentary with Thompson and Steadman

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