Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas—accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo—to cover a motorcycle race. His cut-and-dried assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey.
Director Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Brazil) and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Brasco) and Benicio Del Toro (The Usual Suspects, Che) show no mercy in adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.
Digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack and an optional 5.1 mix
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
Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary by filmmaker Wayne Ewing
A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit
Audio excerpt from the 1996 spoken-word CD Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, featuring filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and actor Maury Chaykin
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, a 1978 BBC documentary with Thompson and Steadman
Storyboards, production designs, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and TV spots
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson