Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Criterion Collection) (1998)
Genre Comedy; Drama
Studio Criterion
Movie Release Date 1998
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 59 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.1
Benicio Del Toro Dr. Gonzo
Johnny Depp Raoul Duke
Cameron Diaz Blonde TV Reporter
Craig Bierko Lacerda
Ellen Barkin North Star Waitress
Gary Busey Highway Patrolman
Mark Harmon Magazine Reporter
Katherine Helmond Reservations Clerk
Michael Jeter L. Ron Bumquist
Tobey Maguire Hitchhiker
Christina Ricci Lucy
Director Terry Gilliam
Writer Alex Cox
Writer Tod Davies
Producer Patrick Cassavetti
Producer Laila Nabulsi
Writer Hunter S. Thompson
Writer Terry Gilliam
Musician Neil Young
Musician Michael Kamen
Musician Mick Jagger
Musician Ray Cooper
Musician Randy Newman
Musician Jeff Beck
Musician Doc Pomus
Musician Bob Dylan
Musician Burt Bacharach
Musician Ray Evans
Musician Mort Shuman
Musician Harry Warren
Musician Paul Anka
Musician Keith Richards
Musician Mercer Ellington
Musician Steve Cropper
Musician Donald Dunn
Musician Al Jackson Jr.
Musician Sam Andrew
Musician Carmine Appice
Musician Graham Gouldman
Musician Sydney Lee
Musician Vito Pallavicini
Musician Chet Powers
Musician Les Reed
Musician Arthur Resnick
Musician Darby Slick
Musician Grace Slick
Musician Willie Mae Thornton
Cinematography Nicola Pecorini
A Double-Disc Set...

"We were somewhere around Barstow when the drugs began to take hold."

It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels towards Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo. But what is ostensibly a cut-and-dry journalistic endeavor quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey and an excoriating dissection of the American way of life. Director Terry Gilliam and an all star cast (headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro) show no mercy, bringing Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's legendary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.
Disc 1: Disc One
Three Audio Commentary Tracks:
  • Director Terry Gilliam
  • Stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro and Producer Laila Nabulsi
  • Author Hunter S. Thompson
    Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Terry Gilliam

    Disc Two
    Collection of Storyboards and Production Designs
    Stills Gallery
    A Selection of Hunter S. Thompson's 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
    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 Marty Chaykin, Jim Jarmusch and Harry Dean Stanton
    Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood: A 1978 BBC Documentary with Thompson and Steadman
    Plus: A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Critic J. Hoberman and Two Pieces by Thompson
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    Edition Details
    Distributor Criterion
    Edition Criterion Collection
    Barcode 715515013222
    Region 1
    Chapters 22
    Release Date 18-Feb-03
    Packaging Custom Case
    Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
    Subtitles English
    Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
    ENGLISH: DTS Surround
    Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
    No. of Disks/Tapes 2