Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [2 Discs] [Special Edition] [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1998]

Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is given the deluxe treatment on this lavish two-disc set from Criterion. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo, and DTS Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Gilliam, a second commentary track by stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro along with producer Laila Nabulsi, a third commentary track recorded by Thompson, historical information on the people portrayed in the film, a 1978 BBC documentary about Thompson, a collection of artwork by Ralph Steadman, a documentary about Thompson in Hollywood, and Johnny Depp reading from Thompson's extensive correspondence. This is a truly spectacular disc from Criterion that sheds light on the filmmaking process as well as the real life people that inspired the book.
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Special Features

  • Digital transfer supervised by director Terry Gilliam and enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • New Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound mixes
  • 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Collection of storyboards and production designs
  • Stills gallery
  • 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 documentary with Thompson and Steadman
  • Booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Cast & Crew

  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Raoul Duke
  • Benicio Del Toro
    Benicio Del Toro - Dr. Gonzo
  • Craig Bierko
    Craig Bierko - Lacerda
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin - North Star Waitress
  • Gary Busey
    Gary Busey - Highway Patrolman

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