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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1998]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    don't you just hate the critics?

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    cenobite7

    on the opening week of this release in theatres, the critics nearly massacred the work much to my disbelief. thank goodness this brilliant work of genius terry gilliam & hunter thompson has managed to have an incredible shelf life in the video media world. criterion has even gone so far as to release an incredible set for serious fans of the film to re-experience. needless to say, it looks fantastic & is definitely a great investment. this is, by far, johnny depp's most bizarre yet versatile role & everything else could almost pale in comparison. you won't even remember edward scissorhands or the tv show 21 jump street after watching this. fear & loathing excels in being disturbing, frightening, & hilarious all at once. one is never certain whether they should be panicky or trembling with laughter. do yourself a favor & grab a copy today!! why wait???

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent presentation, great movie

    Posted
    Havok
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    Criterion releases are usually amazing for me. This one is no exception. The picture quality is fantastic, the presentation feels premium. The price is a little higher, but I always know I'm getting quality. The movie itself is a trip, literally and figuratively (for the characters). I'm sure you are well aware of the subject matter, and what you're getting into. If not, well it's certainly not for children. Can I speak of the indulgences these men enjoy as they go on their journey on this website? Probably not. Do a little research before blind buying, if you have sensitive ears and eyes. If you know the movie, love the movie, then just buy the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, witty, and hillarious Flick!

    Posted
    Wheels83

    "We can't stop here, this is bat country!" I can probably quote this entire movie and never gets old! I take the dry sense of humor through-out this movie and apply it to my life. The acting is superb from both an unpredictable Johnny and back then a very chubby Benicio. I've problably seen this movie 36 times and the first ten times viewing it, I had always got something new from each time that really caught my attention. A must see but more importantly, a must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie + Great Store Serivce

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    Nicole
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    I absolutely recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen it. I went into my Best Buy to see if I could repurchase this movie after losing it many years ago. They didn't have it in stock so the employee at the register was kind enough to order it for me. I received the movie in about three business days. Would recommend you do this if your're looking for a particular film that they don't have in store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Criterion Collection on Bluray

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    BayAreaJ
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    This movie is about a journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) on an assignment in the desert of Las Vegas for a motorcycle race in 1971. Raoul and his friend/attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) go on a major psychedelic drug bender during their stay in Las Vegas... it's crazy, strange and at the same time hilarious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This was bat country.

    Posted
    JSeguin0614

    Ok so come on it fear and loathing. If you've watched this movie before you know what your in for. However if you haven't its still fun. If your looking for a movie with strong plot lines with characters that leave you with the warm fuzzies this is not your movie, but if you want to sit back and laugh your tail off at a movie with some of the best one liners ever you must see this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies I've seen in recent years.

    Posted
    manicmunchkin
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    Johnny Depp does a fantastic job portraying Hunter Thompson. It's an in-depth character study of someone who is totally whacked out on drugs but doing his job and living his day-to-day life. Benecio Del Toro is amazing as his cohort. I wouldn't have found this movie but for the Rum Diaries, also Johnny Depp, which came out this year. Hunter Thompson was a fascinating person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie!!!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This one of my wife and I's favorite films, absolutely hilarious! Best of all, it's true! Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro are fantastic! Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Monty Python) does an amazing job bringing Hunter S. Thompson's novel to the screen. Loaded with special features, I highly recommend this special edition! Trust me, it's worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Most Entertaining Books

    Posted
    Jory

    Having lcoved the book as much as I did, it was a lot of fun to see it brought to life and by none other than Terry Gilliam. It is a fabulous adaptation with Gilliam's creativity invested as well. Criterion has released an almost perfect collection. Another note, Johnny Depp plays a better Hunter S. Thompson than Bill Murray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Head into bat country

    Posted
    Rigbone
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    A cinematic exercise in strange excellence. Overwhelmingly psychedelic perfectly suited for Terry Gilliam fans. Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro turn in inspired performances as a destructive duo living out the American dream in a drug induced haze within the confines of the Las Vegas strip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a great trip!

    Posted
    bryguy

    this has always been one of my fav movies all time and its my fav johnny depp and benicio del toro performances too! a must have for fans of the book. whats rare is it is actually better than the book!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY

    Posted
    Krow

    Man I don't understand why it has taken so long to get this movie on Blu-Ray for?!?!? I can't wait for 2-2-10!!!! This is such a classic film and I can't wait for it to FINALLY make it to my Blu-Ray collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie

    Posted
    138B
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    This is a very weird and fun movie. It is not something everyone will get. If you want a movie that just makes a bunch of dumb jokes this might not be for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    i did not care for

    Posted
    fronkensteen
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    i did not care for this movie at all. mabe it was because i was not under the influence. this is a cult movie i don't have a problem with what. the big lebowski is great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crazy underated movie

    Posted
    Colbert
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    So messed up and crazy. Films like these aren't made every day and its a weird experience watching it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must own classic if your a Thompson fan

    Posted
    kule
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    This is a modern day classic. If you had way too much fun in your young adult years and can relate with Hunter S Thompson, buy this movie. It's insane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this film

    Posted
    Jackmoonman
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    The Criterion distribution of this film is simply gorgeous! The film is fun from beginning to end. Go in with an open mind and you'll come out a winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stoked

    Posted
    Buzz
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    I didn't know the criterion collection was on blu ray. But I was super stoked to see that it was can't wait to watch it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Odd but Good

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    RogerRabbit
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    You need to enjoy Hunter S. Thompson writings to enjoy this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for my son

    Posted
    Judy05

    This was for my son. It wouldn't be a choice for me, but he enjoys the DVD. Rating is based on my 25 year old son's input.

    I would recommend this to a friend