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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Criterion


#1

anyone looking forward to this?


#2

MeMeMeMe!


#3

I am.unfortunately I live in Australia though,so I have to wait till I get some money so I can order it



The packaging is really great.I love it how Criterion always have specially designed artwork for their dvds.I recently bought the Royal Tenebaums,which has beautiful packaging


#4

I have the regular Fear and Loathing DVD, the movie soundtrack and the book. I dont know if I’m gonna get the Criterion edition anytime soon. Its cool though. The cover has Steadmans artwork from the book, nice!



Hunter S Thompson RULES!!! Hes one of my heroes.



Pour some Chivas Regal, smoke some hash and sniff some amyls!! :slight_smile:



"We were somewhere around Barstow when the drugs began to take hold…"



I also have Where The Buffalo Roam on tape. It stars Bill Murray as Hunter. He did a pretty good job. I gotta say Johnny Depp WAS Hunter in Fear and Loathing. From the mumbling to the spastic movements. 8)


#5

Lol yeah, I ordered Where the Buffalo Roam on dvd just because I heard it was about Hunter. The movie itself is nothing great, but oh well, that happens sometimes when you order movies with a whim. There are some funny moments though.


#6

I already got my copy!



First off, the packaging is fuckin beautiful, I’m not just talkin about Ralph’s original artwork, but Criterion threw in a plastic sleeve-case (ala Gilliam’s Brazil) thus making the bats in 3-D!



Extras:

3 audio commentaries

tons of Ralph’s drawings

Gilliam’s storyboards (Which strongly resemble Ralph’s work…Were they smokin the same shit?)

3 deleted scenes

Footage of the real Dr. Gonzo at a seminar

Johnny Depp reading Hunter’s work

An excerpt from the audio CD, “Breakdown at Paradise Boulevard”, a scene that wasn’t filmed.

Production Stills

Footage of Hunter on the set

A BBC documentary on Hunter from '78. I enjoyed this one.

Trailer/TV Spots (Hell, Gilliam even gives commentary on the damn trailer! How often does that happen?)



If your a fan, then this sucker definetly belongs in your collection!


#7

where did you get it? the release date is Feb 18!


#8

Apparently, this rumor was true!



Barnes and Noble had accidentaly(?) released copies weeks ago and I saw it for myself yesterday. $36 bucks, but I’m damn happy with this purchase.



I don’t know if B&N have chains worldwide though.


#9

Haha just got my copy in the mail the other day! This is the best dvd of 2003…it’s only March, but still…


#10

I’d love to own a copy but I don’t really wanna fork out $53.53 (amazon.ca) + taxes… I’ll probably get it eventually… but there’s alota other DVDs I want first.


#11

[quote]I’d love to own a copy but I don’t really wanna fork out $53.53 (amazon.ca) + taxes… I’ll probably get it eventually… but there’s alota other DVDs I want first.[/quote]Damn, criterion can really jack up prices.


#12

I know, but it’s worth it. After I get From Dusk Till Dawn, I’ll pick this Criterion up as soon as I save up.


#13

Ok, just got this, along with FDTD.



Fear and Loathing is really overwhelming to watch the first time, but the second and third viewings you really appresciate it. A shitload of extras. Buy it now! The box art cover itself is worth the price!


#14

I got it two months ago and it was a good dvd.I love Hunter S Thompson.I have the book and Where the Buffalo Roam.


#15

RUM DIARY is dope and Benicio is going to direct - hope they get Depp again to play Hunter!


#16

I hope Depp does Willy Wonka AND Rum Diary!! That would rule! :slight_smile:


#17

What is RUM DIARY? Is that the sequel to Fear and Loathing?


#18

Rum Diary is a book Hunter wrote before that - one of his earlier novels that he just released in the past 6 years


#19

Just got Fear and Loathing Criterion a couple days ago. I forgot how much i love this movie! It’s hilarious! I’ve already watched it four times! The special features aren’t anything great. They’re ok. I think i’m gonna get the poster. I’m about to start reading the book, too. I love this movie. The first scene is the best. It’s hilarious. “We can’t stop here. It’s bat country!” “I’m gonna miss him”


#20

What are you talkin about? The Johnny Depp/Hunter S. Thompson correspondence alone was almost worth the price of purchase.



Johnny Depp’s reply to one of Hunter’s angrier letters: FUCK YOU, TOO LATE