‘Fear and Loathing’ on DVD
It may have made little impression at the box office, but that hasn’t stopped Criterion from giving Terry Gilliam’s surreal adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas the 2-disc deluxe DVD treatment. Already available as a single-disc, movie-only edition from Universal (which will remain on the market), this deluxe edition streets on January 28th and features a new anamorphic widescreen transfer and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks, plus tons of extras. Goodies include an audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam plus a second track by producer Laila Nabulsi and actors Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro, an audio interview with Hunter S. Thompson, the BBC documentary “Fear And Loathing On The Road To Hollywood,” deleted scenes with commentary, multiple still galleries with storyboards, production designs and original artwork by famed illustrator Ralph Steadman, a selection of Thompson’s correspondence as read by Johnny Depp; rare material on Oscar Zeta Acosta, and trailers.