MOVIE DETAILS

Title: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Director: Terry Gilliam

Written by: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire

Movie Release: 1998

Production Company: Fear and Loathing LLC, Rhino Films, Shark Productions

Rating: R

Runtime: 118 min

Plot:

Raoul Duke (Depp) and his volatile Samoan attorney Dr. Gonzo (del Toro) are en route to Las Vegas, ostensibly on a banal journalistic assignment, but the suitcase full of psychoactive narcotics in their possession tells another story. Beset by bats, horny lizards and runaway hotel carpet upon their arrival, the pair plunge deeper into the pharmaceutically enhanced neon underbelly of the City of Sin on a chemically charged savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.

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Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Arrow Video (UK only)

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec 9, 2019

MSRP: £29.99

Extra Features:

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Two-disc edition featuring Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas in a new 4K restoration, and the documentary For No Good Reason about illustrator Ralph Steadman, featuring Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp
  • Limited edition packaging featuring iconic original art by Ralph Steadman
  • Limited edition hardbound book featuring new writing by Roger Keen, an essay on “Thompson on Film” by Dr William Stephenson, a 1999 interview with Terry Gilliam by Ian Christie and original production notes
  • Six collectors’ postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster of the original theatrical one-sheet and a sketch by Terry Gilliam

DISC ONE – FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

  • Brand new 4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original negative supervised by Terry Gilliam
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary by Terry Gilliam, moderated by Phil Stubbs
  • New interview with producer Laila Nabulsi
  • New interview with cinematographer Nicola Pecorini
  • Newly filmed appreciation by Ian Christie, author of Gilliam on Gilliam
  • More new extras in production and TBC at a later date!
  • Four deleted scenes with new optional commentary by Gilliam, including the excised prologue A Dress Pattern
  • Spotlight on Location, an original promotional featurette featuring interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
  • Behind the scenes ‘B-roll’ footage and additional EPK interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Extensive image galleries, including original production designs, storyboards and production stills

DISC TWO – FOR NO GOOD REASON (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Extended interviews with Terry Gilliam, Bruce Robinson and Richard E. Grant
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ralph Steadman Art Gallery
  • Digital Teasers

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Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Criterion Collection

Blu-ray Release Date: Apr 26, 2011

MSRP: $39.95

Extra Features:

  • Digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack and an optional 5.1 mix on the Blu-ray edition
  • Three audio commentaries: one with Gilliam, one with stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi, and one with author Hunter S. Thompson
  • Deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Gilliam
  • Selection of Thompson correspondence, read on camera by Depp
  • Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary
  • A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit
  • Profile of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo
  • Collection of artwork by illustrator Ralph Steadman
  • Excerpt from the 1996 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recording featuring Jim Jarmusch and Maury Chaykin
  • BBC documentary from 1978 with Thompson and Steadman
  • Storyboards, production designs, stills, and trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson

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Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Universal Studios

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb 2, 2010

MSRP: $9.99

Extra Features:

• Deleted Scene (11:39 in SD)

• Spotlight on Location (10:35 in SD)

• Trailers / Previews

BD-LIVE capable / D-Box motion enabled