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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [Blu-ray] (1998)

Johnny Depp , Benicio Del Toro , Terry Gilliam  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Ellen Barkin, Craig Bierko, Gary Busey
  • Directors: Terry Gilliam
  • Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox
  • Producers: Laila Nabulsi, Patrick Cassavetti, Stephen Nemeth
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (682 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002YOKVU4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,036 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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  • Deleted Scenes
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    When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and sidekick Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever (including cameo appearances by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey and many others). But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go. Capturing the insane madness of Hunter S. Thompson's literary classic was the challenge that director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) openly embraced. Critics hailed it as: "Mindblowing. Bizarre. Outrageous. Wild." Buy the ticket. Take the ride!

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    185 of 199 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The critics were wrong again January 23, 2001
    By dwpoore
    Format:DVD
    I find it sad that much of the country bases it's movie selections on the opinions of hacks like Leonard Maltin. I can see why this wasn't a mainstream success due to it's waaaaaay out in left field mentality, but because of all the negativity this great film remains unseen by many. As people come around to the acting genius of both Johnny Depp and Benecio Del Toro (and they will), they will inevitably want to see their earlier works and then, finally, they will see what all the hype wasn't about.
    Terry Gilliam absolutely NAILED Hunter's book. The visuals are incredible and alarming. The angles, strange and enticing. I heard that they filmed this movie without a script, just the book in hand. After reading the book, I believe trying to write a script for it could have severly dampened the impact.
    Now for the drug use... If you are the type of person who realized that Fight Club wasn't really about the fighting, then you will also realize that Fear & Loathing isn't really about the drug use. According to the big dog movie critics only a stoner will appreciate this movie, which leads me to believe that only idiots become professional movie reviewers.
    If you appreciate ground-breaking cinema, truly innovative directing, first-rate acting and are looking for something different... the ramblings of a gonzo journalist could be just the thing.
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    44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas June 21, 2008
    Format:DVD
    A Review of the DVD: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

    Starring:
    Johnny Depp,
    Benicio Del Toro

    Director: Terry Gilliam

    Writing credits:
    Hunter S. Thompson (book)
    Terry Gilliam (screenplay)
    Tony Grisoni (screenplay)
    Tod Davies (screenplay)
    Alex Cox (screenplay)

    Run Time: 118 Minutes
    Released: 1998

    Hunter Thompson practiced total immersion journalism. He called this form reporting gonzo journalism.

    Hunter Thompson drove to Las Vegas to report on a motorcycle race and ended up writing a story about himself writing a story about a motorcycle race. If he would have written a conventional report on motorcycle racing it would have been interesting to motorcycle enthusiasts for a few days. Since he wrote a gonzo story he had a very wide canvas and he used it well to create a classic.

    Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro do justice to the outrageous characters created by Hunter S Thompson. The reader might be turned off by the obstreperous behavior, extreme self indulgence and offensive inconsiderate language. If you can look past this offensive conduct and you will see that Hunter S Thompson gave us an insight into the American character of the 1970's.

    See also: Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (Modern Library)

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    I completely enjoyed this film and recommend it to others.
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    38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas June 21, 2008
    Format:HD DVD
    A Review of the DVD: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

    Starring:
    Johnny Depp,
    Benicio Del Toro

    Director: Terry Gilliam

    Writing credits:
    Hunter S. Thompson (book)
    Terry Gilliam (screenplay)
    Tony Grisoni (screenplay)
    Tod Davies (screenplay)
    Alex Cox (screenplay)

    Run Time: 118 Minutes
    Released: 1998

    Hunter Thompson practiced total immersion journalism. He called this form reporting gonzo journalism.

    Hunter Thompson drove to Las Vegas to report on a motorcycle race and ended up writing a story about himself writing a story about a motorcycle race. If he would have written a conventional report on motorcycle racing it would have been interesting to motorcycle enthusiasts for a few days. Since he wrote a gonzo story he had a very wide canvas and he used it well to create a classic.

    Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro do justice to the outrageous characters created by Hunter S Thompson. The reader might be turned off by the obstreperous behavior, extreme self indulgence and offensive inconsiderate language. If you can look past this offensive conduct and you will see that Hunter S Thompson gave us an insight into the American character of the 1970's.

    See also: Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (Modern Library)

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    I completely enjoyed this film and recommend it to others.
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    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performances by Depp and Del Toro! January 9, 2007
    Format:HD DVD
    It was upsetting to see the only review of this title was not a review at all but a complaint against amazon so I had to put in my two cents. This movie has some of the best performances from Jonny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and Terry Gilliam directs one of his finest films ever. Too bad this one was missed by audiences in 1998 when it quickly came and went from theatres after the first week. If you like Hunter S. Thompson and movies like The Big Lebowski, you'll want to make sure to add this item to your movie collection. The HD transfer alone is worth purchasing this version, but make sure to check out the Criterion DVD which contains interviews from Hunter S. Thompson as well as a full movie commentary that's as entertaining as the movie itself.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    This is a classic movie.
    Published 5 days ago by Victor M. Dasilva II
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    That's Vegas
    Published 5 days ago by T. Rodman
    5.0 out of 5 stars ... s on and he said that it was in good shape and that he enjoyed it
    I bought this for my s on and he said that it was in good shape and that he enjoyed it.
    Published 9 days ago by pg
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Awesome
    Published 10 days ago by daryl wayne ballard
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    best johnny deep movie ever
    Published 10 days ago by eric
    5.0 out of 5 stars Specific to the BD edition.
    Specific to the Blu-ray edition... It's a standard size unlike the DVD edition. All features fit onto one disc so it fits in a normal size case. It looks quite nice. Read more
    Published 12 days ago by Klaus Heimlin
    1.0 out of 5 stars Worst movie EVER
    In the words of 'Comic Book Guy'........Worst movie EVER!
    Published 12 days ago by Randall Thomasson
    5.0 out of 5 stars hysterical misadventures of Hunter S. Thompson
    A hilarious movie based on Hunter S. Thompson's book of the same name. Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro terrorize Las Vegas while on a myriad of drugs and alcohol but primarily... Read more
    Published 12 days ago by Mariah
    5.0 out of 5 stars Happily, this is one of those times
    You don't find very often a movie that closely follows the book. Happily, this is one of those times.
    Mr. Depp's portrayal of H.S. Read more
    Published 14 days ago by George Sterpka
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Extremely funny ,.. love the "gonzo" reporting method
    Published 16 days ago by stephen sugalski
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