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Gonzo: Life & Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Hunter S. Thompson , Johnny Depp , Alex Gibney    DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo, Victor Ortiz
  • Directors: Alex Gibney
  • Writers: Hunter S. Thompson, Alex Gibney
  • Producers: Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, Alison Ellwood, Don Fleming, Eva Orner
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Magnolia
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EDFSIQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,436 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gonzo of a film ! 7 Feb 2009
By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Superb documentry of the life of the late great Hunter S Thompson.If you are a fan of the good Doctor's hard hitting prose and savage humour then this film is definitely for you.It gives a superb oversight into the life and work of the self confessed "Dr of journalism" with fascinating footage of Thompson at home,at work,on the road and on some of his rather primitive shooting expeditions.It covers his campaign to be sheriff of his home town in Colorado and shows him taking questions at political rallies.It goes into detail of his coverage of the 1972 US presidential campaign and how a stunt of his virtually ruined an up and coming senator's campaign.Also included is film footage of probably his best loved work "fear and loathing in Las Vegas" and an interview with johnny Depp.Depp also, throughout the film reads excerpts from some of Hunter's work breathing life into the lengthy footage of Thompson at work and play.The film is wrapped up with some genuine heartfelt tributes to one of lifes real characters and a very fine writer to boot.
A real must if you are a fan of Hunter S Thompson and will probably interest and engross those who perhaps only have a passing interest.
Essential viewing.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By S. Wood
Format:DVD
If you already have "Breakfast with Hunter" prepare for a slightly more serious documentary!

B.W.H. tended to be more light hearted and comedic due, in part I feel, to the fact that Thompson was still alive at the time of its making. After his passing "Gonzo" lets us into the thoughts and feelings of his family and friends. Understandably, they have some regrets about the way he lived his life - not to mention his untimely demise at his own hands. Gonzo also mourns the death of Thompson the writer who (in the opinion of most contributors) burned out far too quickly.

These are areas that have been less explored in the past; the emphasis used to be on the vicarious thrill of being witness to the life of a super-intelligent, gifted literary mainiac; who blazed through life always seemingly intersecting the avenues of madness, absurdity, politics, drugs, quixotic liberty and firearms. That "Gonzo" has its fair share of all the above is certain. But the necessity of this film is in its willingness to present the private truths of a life lived with such itensity.

There are some highly amusing and tantalising moments watching his good friend (and possibly soul-mate) Johnny Depp reading aloud his correspondence from around the time of the making of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". Ralph Steadman is also interviewed and, along with the views of his family, all of this, not before time, begins to dismantle the caricature that history had progressively assembled. Indeed, one of the central themes of the film is to show that Thompson had arguably become a caricature of himself (or was it Raul Duke?), as if sacrificing himself on the altar of Gonzo.

All in all this a film about Hunter S Thompson which will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gonzo 7 April 2011
By May
Format:DVD
An amazing DVD! Hunter is an inspiration for a different way of thinking and doing. It's a very well produced documentary that will keep you wanting more. Interesting to find out about the man who invented Gonzo, an eccentric journalist that lived like a rock star and partied like one! You'd be silly not to buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
By Gerrard
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All Good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentory 5 Sep 2013
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Really interesting and funny, the best film about Hunter S Thompson there is, shame his life ended the way it did.
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4.0 out of 5 stars US history 13 April 2013
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The non-conventional look at an era in US history is refreshing and honest. It captures the essence of that period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun watch 2 April 2013
By Adam
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This was a very good documentary about Hunter and I enjoyed it immensely. Had to reread Fear and Loathing afterwards...
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