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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Renegade journalist Raoul Duke and his spaced-out sidekick Dr. Gonzo hit Las Vegas on the trail of a hot story. But before long, the boys are in a world of their own thanks to a suitcase of pharmaceuticals and some loony locals.
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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.
So, after much effort and at much risk to my health and safety, I found a 'dealer' in the roughest part of town and purchased some illicit substances from him.
I took the substances and waited. After around 30 minutes I began to feel strange, then very, very happy. I felt an intense love for mankind never experienced before.
I couldn't help but feel that the only sensible thing to do was remove all my clothing and show the world how much i loved it, which was a lot at that moment.
So I removed my clothing, thankfully it was a mild day and I was looking good, if you know what I mean.
I walked down the street feeling like a god, not The God, as in God, you understand, but a god none the less. Whilst walking proudly naked I felt a tap on the shoulder, I looked around and it was a policeman. He asked me what I was doing walking around in the public arena nude and I explained that I loved everybody a lot and wanted to have their babies, including his.
The policeman appeared unhappy with this explanation and asked me if I was "on drugs", I advised that I was indeed "on drugs" and had purchased them from a fellow nearby earlier in the day. The policeman then promptly arrested me for indecent exposure and possession of illegal substances. He took me to a police station and i had to sit in a smelly cell for hours with some unsavioury characters, though because of the drugs I'd taken, I thought they were beautiful and gave them all big love, if you know what I mean.
So, here I sit a few weeks later, fired from my job, divorced from my wife, without access to the kids and living in a hostel. My court case is coming up soon and it looks like I'm going to go to prison. This film ruined my life, I hate it.
Enjoyable from being to end, this is the kind of thing you watch over and over loving it more each time.
Every aspect of this film is stunning. The acting, the camera work, the soundtrack, the imagination, all truly staggering. The story centres around Thompson's alter ego Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp), who has been summoned to cover a motorcycle race in Vegas. Accompanied by his attorney Dr Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro), the drug-riddled expedition quickly escalates into a chaotic and perilous episode for the constantly intoxicated pair. The story descends into sheer psychedelic lunacy, as our heroes battle against the neon lights of Vegas, the conservative normality of the sober, and the watchful eyes of hotel staff. Johnny Depp produces a performance of vast quality, his portrayal of Thompson is probably highly accurate, considering he spent some time with Thompson before the making of the film, even sleeping in his house.Read more ›
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What can one say, this is a MUST for people who love movies that contain a huge amount of slapstick comedy, absolutely love itPublished 1 month ago by Simon Love
Terry Gilliam's unique Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) is a brilliant trip.
Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) is a drug fuelled journalist. Read more