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BLU-RAY FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS


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Product details

  • Language: German, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: German
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004WQ59HM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,044 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Sep 2005
Format: DVD
My only regret about this film is that I didn't get to see it in the cinema - warned off by misguided critics.
Its a brilliant film - a surreal fun ride that plays like a live action Warner Brother's cartoon, but with the deeper, darker edge of Hunter S. Thompsons original story always present. Should be regarded as Gilliam's masterpiece.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Ben Kelly on 16 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
This is a cult film for a reason, only a certain type of people can enjoy this film. Nothing can quite compare to reading the book but this a fantastic attempt at bringing it to life. A psychedelic self destructive journey through Las Vegas as you follow the doctor or journalism Raoul duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo through their intense trip. If you haven't read the book yet buy that and immediately read it and then buy the film. The film is fantastic for those who understand it, those with the right kind of eyes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ken Raus VINE VOICE on 23 Oct 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
At first,no-Then after a few views,great and well worth the reviews and oddly enough,I think atypical for Gilliam...Colourful,surreal,wacky,fun,gross but not to overdose on adjectives rather than mere drugs,fun-And funny in odd parts...Depp is fab,Del Toro,I didn't know but terrific...It does seem to slow up in a loopy kind of way midsection and get a bit sad near the wonky end but perks up again...The Diaz cameo in the lift is as amusant as the Ricci cameo is weird in the hotel room and it does dive into a predictable liberal spin with nasty copper/good poofter scenes on the road/in the hotel but maybe that's the story he wrote,I don't know although I do have the unread book to consult...Yes,it is shapeless but that's,well,you know, avant-garde or plain crazy drug-addictive or merely the arty loony loose with a camera but it does what faction and fiction,not to mention docutainment should do and that is entertain as long as you're not hankering for Henry James...It's good enough for me to get the extras version and I'm not a particular fan of Thompson some of whose interessant quotes stud the dialogue in a memorable fashion...The film style seems improvisatory but then its root is an autobigraphical fraction from real life-It's fun,a bit like a twee Disney adventure overtaken by berserk hippie anarchistas and I recommend it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Charles Wolf on 16 Mar 2006
Format: DVD
This movie polarizes the audience like few before: while of course, there's people who like it and people who don't like it for any movie, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' either excites immensely or almost repulses it's critics, and I dare to say that most of the negative responses are based on ignorance, or even fear, of introducing psychedelic experiences into mainstream culture.

You might have to read the book to fully understand some parts.. But you can still fully enjoy it even if you haven't read the book.

Personally, I regard 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' as one of my absolute favorites, definitely in my top 10, and possibly even top 3.

One of the many outstanding characteristics, besides a great soundtrack, excellent direction, and maybe the greatest achievement, since this is from far The best literary adaptations ever done, is the visual interpretation of the influence of LSD and other psychedelica. Though it has been tried many times, in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' it has been done in a way that in my opinion deserves an Academy Award like 'Best Visual Interpretation', were there one like that.

The directing itself is fast paced with offseting angles a lot of wide angle lenses. Gilliam has a style which is unmistakable, it's like walking around inside of a Dali painting, everything is distorted and stretched to create a strong sense of surrealism.

There are so many great lines, and moments. To many to count, and that's thanks to Doc Thompson's great talent in writing and his active role in the filming of this movie.

Johnny Depp should have received an Oscar for it. His performance is nothing short of genius.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben Elliss on 15 Mar 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Watching this film is the legal equivalent of ingesting several dozen magic mushrooms. It's based on Hunter S. Thompson's novella of the same name, about journalist Raoul Duke's trip (both literal and, uh, pharmaceutical) across the deserts of Nevada. This isn't Terry Gilliam's finest film or Johnny Depp's best role, but it's a passable version of the book. The one thing this film does lacks is the manic, ad-libbed style of Thompson's text version. Still, it features flying Manta Rays (!) so it has its plus points!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. M. De-baecke on 28 Feb 2008
Format: DVD
This is a classic masterpiece, superb humour, a gorgeous soundtrack inercut with brilliant technical directing. Hunter S Thompson's novel is a worlwind of brilliance and this film is an excellent adaptation.
Enjoyable from being to end, this is the kind of thing you watch over and over loving it more each time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Cushion on 18 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
One the surface, the story of a madcap and very funny adventure for two good ol' boys at the start of the 1970's. Terry Gilliam captures the spirit of the age well, with period features, music, clothes and cars. Beneath the surface, the film is a story about a fruitless search for the American dream and the failiure of the 1960's counterculture movement, reflecting also Thompsons real and almost prophetic concerns for the future. The thing that lets it down for me is that the portrayal of an LSD trip in some parts is totally inaccurate in that people don't really turn into lizards and monsters as LSD is far more subtle than that although this can be viewed as artistic licence I suppose. Other than that, it captures the spirit of the book very well and I have purposefully not included a resume of the film or book here as others have done so already. Also, I think that anyone reading this now will have an awareness of Thompson or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, so a conventional resume is redundant.

The film does tail off towards the end although the parts that that I don't like, are where HST describes his attorney abusing and intimidating a lady who works in a diner on the outskirts of 'Vegas and also where the attorney threatens Lacerda, the photographer with a Bowie Knife. I know that this is in the book but in my opinion, it tarnishes the great respect and admiration that is built up had for both charachters up until those points.

On first reading this book, back in the 1990's, I remember laughing out loud even in public, upon the turn of almost every other page and conversely and it is the same when I watch this film. Johnny Depp plays HST perfectly and likewise, Benicia Del Toro is a good likeness of Oscar Acosta.
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