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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion Collection)


Label: CCIN
Catalog: 1582
Rel. Date: 03/21/2010
UPC: 715515013222

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The Doctor is in the house!!! Oh blessed angels in heaven director Terry Gilliams fantastic film based on the novel by the immortal Hunter S. Thompson. If anyone could interpret the wild ferocious ranting of a gifted journalist completed twisted on mind bending drugs in Las Vegas, it's Mr. Gilliam. This is the special 2-CD Criterion Special Edition version of Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas. Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Special features includes: Audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam; Audio commentary by stars Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi; Audio interview with Hunter. Thompson; Deleted scenes with commentary by Terry Gilliam; Storyboards and production designs; Original artwork by famed illustrator Ralph Steadman; "Fear And Loathing on the Road to Hollywood" BBC documentary with Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman; a selection of Hunter S. Thompson's correspondence read on-camera by Johnny Depp; Rare material on Oscar Zeta Acosta; Stills gallery. (1998) Running time: 119 minutes.


This film is a glorious mess. Thankfully, Criterion has stepped up to the plateto preserve it like the rancid stillborn fetus that it is. Sure, "Fearand Loathing" has its detractors, but fans of writer Hunter S. Thompsonand director Terry Gilliam can't miss this new pressing. Included are atrio of commentary tracks: one with Gilliam, one with stars Johnny Depp andBenicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi, and another with the good doctorhimself, Thompson. Other nuggets include deleted scenes with director commentaryby Terry Gilliam, a collection of storyboards and production designs, originalartwork by Ralph Steadman, a BBC feature documentary with Hunter S. Thompsonand Ralph Steadman, letters from Thompson read on-camera by Depp, a bookletwith two pieces written by Thompson and more.