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Director: Terry Gilliam     Starring: Johnny Depp Benicio Del Toro
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Learn more about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Blu Ray) (Criterion Collection):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 219885277
UPC: 715515070218
UPC 14: 00715515070218
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS is a whirlwind of a movie, a wacky, drug-laden story backed by a fist-pumping rock & roll soundtrack featuring everything from Wayne Newton and Tom Jones to Combustible Edison and Dead Kennedys. Journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) heads to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, bringing along his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro), in this furious adaptation of the book by Hunter S. Thompson. It is 1971, and Duke and Gonzo are on their way to Sin City with a frightened hitchhiker (a nearly unrecognizable Tobey Maguire) and a trunkful of drugs, which they ingest nonstop. Depp is terrific as Duke, Thompson's alter ego, and Del Toro is a riot as the crazy lawyer. To perfect his Thompsonian performance, Depp spent a lot of time with the good doctor, and it paid off in a film that captures the frenetic pace of the counterculture novel. Director Terry Gilliam, a master of complex, bizarre visual imagery, has a field day interpreting the drug-hazed world in which Duke and Gonzo reside. An all-star cast chimes in with wonderfully offbeat bit parts, including Harry Dean Stanton, Gilliam regular Katherine Helmond, Flea, Cameron Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Lyle Lovett, and others.

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Image/sphe
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/26/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 119 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video UPC UPC: 00715515070218
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Lyle Lovett
Video Cast Info Gary Busey
Video Cast Info Cameron Diaz
Video Cast Info Johnny Depp
Video Cast Info Christina Ricci
Video Cast Info Ellen Barkin
Video Cast Info Benicio Del Toro
Video Cast Info Tobey Maguire
Video Cast Info Alex McDowell - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Terry Gilliam - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Nicola Pecorini - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Julie Weiss - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Tony Grisoni - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tod Davies - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Stephen Nemeth - Producer
Video Cast Info Hunter S. Thompson - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Alex Cox - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Patrick Cassavetti - Producer
Video Cast Info Terry Gilliam - Director

Memorable Quotes

"I think I'm getting the fear."----Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) to Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp)

"There I am...uh, clearly I was a victim of the drug explosion."----Duke when he sees the real Hunter S. Thompson

"Wait! We can't stop here! This is bat country!"----Duke to Dr. Gonzo

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Fiendish intensity..." 06/25/1998 p.99

Sight and Sound
"...FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS throws you straight into a demented cinematic 'acid test'..." 11/01/1998 p.48-9

Entertainment Weekly
"...A lucid hallucination. Depp again proves himself our most inventive actor....This movie isn't about drugs, it is drugs..." -- Rating: B 11/13/1998 p.82

New York Times
"...A fidelity to the author's hallucinatory imagery that until now seemed impossible to capture in a film. But here it is in all its splendiferous funhouse terror: the closest sensory approximation of an acid trip ever achieved by a mainstream movie..." 05/22/1998 p.E14

Total Film
"[A] shocking, funny and sad tale of idealism's demise en route." 07/01/2006 p.128

4 stars out of 5 -- "Depp and Del Toro couldn't be more perfect for the roles and throw themselves in without fear or hesitation." 02/01/2010

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