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My Review of the Criterion DVD: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas from the Criterion Collection, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Terry Gilliam.

Awesome movie. The finest, classiest, druggie movie ever made. Light years beyond the Cheech and Chong movies.

Criterion Collection DVD Fear and Loathing Las Vegas

Mr. Gilliam pulls out all the stops to bring the classic Hunter Thompson book to life. Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro truly deserved Oscar™ nods for their acting. Johnny Depp truly captured the essence and legendary mystique of the late, great, Hunter Thompson (Raoul Duke), and Mr. Del Toro disappears completely into his role as Dr. Gonzo.

The good folks over at Criterion did their typical mah-velous job with this 2 disc DVD. The movie is presented in it’s widescreen aspect ration, the colours are sharp, the images are clean. Sound is amazing.

The supplemental material on the second disc is top-notch. Exactly what one would expect from Criterion. Included is an brilliant must-see BBC documentary called Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, in which Ralph Steadman and Hunter Thompson head out to LA.

Three audio commentary tracks are included on the actual movie. Mr. Gilliam does one track and he is genius, pure genius. He is one of the few directors who is actually entertaining and informative on commentary tracks.

My Rating: A+

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