Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas – Criterion [DVD] (1998) *NEW*

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas – Criterion [DVD] (1998) *NEW*


The screen melts and morphs into one psychedelic image after another as a journalist and his lawyer embark on a drug-addled trip to Vegas.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American psychedelic satirical road film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name. It was co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. The two embark on an initially assigned journey with journalistic purpose which turns out to be an exploration of the Las Vegas setting under the effect of psychoactive substances.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Directed by Terry Gilliam
Produced by Patrick Cassavetti
Laila Nabulsi
Stephen Nemeth
Screenplay by Terry Gilliam
Tony Grisoni
Alex Cox
Tod Davies
Based on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
Music by Ray Cooper
Cinematography Nicola Pecorini
Edited by Lesley Walker
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 1998
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18.5 million
Box office $13.7 million

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Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 1.0 × 7.5 in


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  • New digital transfer supervised by the director and new Dolby sound mixes
  • Three 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
  • Collection of storyboards and production designs
  • Collection of original artwork by famed illustrator Ralph Steadman
  • Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood: A BBC feature documentary with Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman
  • Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary video by Wayne Ewing
  • A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit
  • A selection of Hunter S. Thompson’s correspondence read on-camera by Johnny Depp
  • Rare material on Oscar Zeta Acosta, the attorney on whom the character Dr. Gonzo is based
  • Excerpt from the 1996 audio CD
  • Trailer and stills galleries
  • A booklet featuring an essay by J. Hoberman and two pieces by Hunter S. Thompson