Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Director: Terry Gilliam

Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Craig Bierko

     
 

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This widescreen DVD offers digital soundtracks and Surround soundtracks with four channels of encoded audio. It features a special interview segment with director Terry Gilliam and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The segment explores the drug-induced settings used in the film and the stars' takes on Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote the book on which the film… See more details below

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Overview

This widescreen DVD offers digital soundtracks and Surround soundtracks with four channels of encoded audio. It features a special interview segment with director Terry Gilliam and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The segment explores the drug-induced settings used in the film and the stars' takes on Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote the book on which the film is based and Depp describes getting the writer's mannerisms down for the part. There are also deleted scenes and production notes describing the process of developing the novel into a film. Also available on the DVD are biographies of the two stars and the director, as well as the theatrical trailer. Aside from the scene index, there are optional captions in English, as well as French and Spanish subtitles.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
Just as it seemed impossible to make a cinematic adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's words from the classic 1971 account of post-1960s America, it's quite a task describing such a visual film in text. It simply has to be seen to be believed and understood. And that is one of the film's biggest successes, turning the words into images -- original, vivid, unforgettable images that pull the viewer into the movie whether they get it or not, whether it's a dream, a drug trip, or a warped recollection of the past. But Terry Gilliam's brilliant visual style would be wasted if not for the incredible performances of Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. Both play their characters with the eyes of strangers in a strange land, despite the fact that they are in their home country. Judged by many to be pointless and even boring, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is, as the original book was, a reflection of an unsettling, unpredictable time. It's lack of a concrete traditional story arc may turn some off, but for those who can look beyond that, it is hilarious, scary, manic, and poignant, a film that is pure anarchic entertainment as much as it is compelling insight.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
UPC:
0025192033926
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
15,749

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Raoul Duke
Benicio Del Toro Dr. Gonzo
Craig Bierko Lacerda
Ellen Barkin North Star Waitress
Gary Busey Highway Patrolman
Cameron Diaz Blonde TV Reporter
Flea Musician
Mark Harmon Magazine Reporter
Katherine Helmond Reservations Clerk
Michael Jeter L. Ron Bumquist
Penn Jillette Carnie Talker
Lyle Lovett Road Person
Tobey Maguire Hitchiker
Christina Ricci Lucy
Harry Dean Stanton Judge
Tim Thomerson Hoodlum
Richard Riehle Actor

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director,Screenwriter
Steve Arnold Art Director
Rob Bottin Special Effects
Harold Bronson Executive Producer
Patrick Cassavetti Producer
Lynn Christopher Set Decoration/Design
Alex Cox Screenwriter
Tod Davies Screenwriter
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Chris Gorak Art Director
Tony Grisoni Screenwriter
Nancy Haigh Set Decoration/Design
Kent Houston Special Effects Supervisor
John Jergens Associate Producer
Alex McDowell Production Designer
Jay Meagher Sound/Sound Designer
Laila Nabulsi Producer
Stephen Nemeth Producer
Philip A. Patterson Asst. Director
Nicola Pecorini Cinematographer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt Co-producer
Margery Simkin Casting
Lesley Walker Editor
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. When the Drugs Began to Take Hold (Main Titles) [:21]
2. 24 Hours Ago... [5:32]
3. 30 Minutes to Vegas [:04]
4. Madness at the Mint [4:35]
5. Your Photographer [3:46]
6. The Sporting Press [6:27]
7. Stoned, Ripped and Twisted [1:20]
8. The Perfect Drug for Vegas [:29]
9. In the Vortex [4:43]
10. Menacing Vibrations [2:49]
11. The Woman in the Elevator [1:08]
12. Humping the American Dream [4:03]
13. Going Completely Sideways [3:29]
14. The Acid Wave [1:11]
15. Horrible Realities [4:32]
16. The Weasels Are Closing In [1:14]
17. Stuck Inside of Baker [:56]
18. The Pigs Are Gathering in Vegas [5:33]
19. The Preternatural Courtship [2:30]
20. Inside the Possessed Mind [2:08]
21. The Last of Lucky [4:20]
22. Too Much Adrenochrome [1:28]
23. Grim Memories and Bad Flashbacks [3:20]
24. Welcome to the Happy Place [1:57]
25. The Sight of the Blade [4:19]
26. The Hard Way to the Airport [1:49]
27. One of God's Own Prototypes [5:17]
28. The Survival Trip [2:49]
29. Just Another Freak in the Freak Kingdom [1:17]
30. End Titles [5:02]

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