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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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A story of a group of california teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 202808925
UPC 025193128720
UPC 14 00025193128720
Format HD DVD
Release Date 9/26/2006
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Benicio Del Toro - Actor
Cameron Diaz - Actor
Chris Gorak - Art Director
Christina Ricci - Actor
Ellen Barkin - Actor
Gary Busey - Actor
Harold Bronson - Executive Producer
Hunter S. Thompson - Based On Novel By
Johnny Depp - Actor
Lesley Walker - Editor
Mark Harmon - Actor
Nicola Pecorini - Cinematographer
Patrick Cassavetti - Producer
Ray Cooper - Original Music By
Terry Gilliam - Director
Terry Gilliam, et. al. - Screenplay
Tobey Maguire - Actor
Nominee (1998) Cannes Film Festival, Terry Gilliam, Golden Palm Award
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review Many people complain that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a film that champions drug use and said substances' power to distort the main characters rather felonious reality into a rollicking frolic around Sin City...Sorry to say it, but Fear and Loathing fails to even properly champion narcotics. So ingrained in the PC Hollywood "just say no" mindset it sidesteps historical reality to sell a simple song, namely that drugs are only catalysts for catastrophe...Sure, it's funny to see Del Toro and Depp stumbling like a couple of inebriated jellyfish while in the throes of an ether high, but where are the moments when dope calms the nerves, removes the edge, and regains that free love hippie dippy dogma a whole generation had grooved on? Like a song by the Grateful Dead, this movie's depiction of drug use is one long, irritating jam session. Those who find Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas a love letter to recreational pharmaceuticals need to get the prescription on their mental reading glasses readjusted. Each and every buzz here is severely harshed.
Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Eye Weekly
Review In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the 1971 account of his drug-addled trip to Vegas to cover a motorcycle race for Sports Illustrated, Hunter S. Thompson remarks that the '60s youth movement never solidified because the lower-class bikers and dopers couldn't help regarding the upper-middle-class antiwar activists as a bunch of chickenshit poseurs...Gilliam does stick fairly closely to the book, though even Thompson's gonzo prose seems curiously lifeless when broken down into small chunks and mumbled by Depp. The movie's chief strength, and saving grace, lies in Gilliam's acid-tinged, vaguely hallucinatory depictions of the aging Republican types crowding into the chintzy Vegas nightclubs and conference rooms. It's entertaining to watch, but sort of like settling for Tylenol #3 when mescaline had been promised.
Reviewer Tom Lyons
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English
Cintra Wilson, ...deeply satisfying...A cinematic masterpiece.
J. Hoberman, The Village Voice Excruciatingly funny.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews ...the look and feel of a picture that's destined for cult status.
Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post ...Depp who, as the story's antic, disgusting and seductive spirit guide, is impossible to look away from.
Ron Wells, Film Threat Does for psychedelics what "Boogie Nights" does for cocaine; displaying in graphical detail the ultimate failure of drugs as an escape route.
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