Raoul Duke (Depp) and his volatile Samoan attorney Dr. Gonzo (del Toro) are en route to Las Vegas, ostensibly on a banal journalistic assignment, but the suitcase full of psychoactive narcotics in their possession tells another story. Beset by bats, horny lizards and runaway hotel carpet upon their arrival, the pair plunge deeper into the pharmaceutically enhanced neon underbelly of the City of Sin on a chemically charged savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.
Flashback to Gilliam and Thompson’s trip of a lifetime with this 4K restoration, accompanied by an outstanding selection of bonus material delving into the history of the film and the original book.
4K restoration by Arrow Films from the original negative supervised by Terry Gilliam
High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam, moderated by Phil Stubbs
Savage: Finding The American Nightmare, an appreciation by film historian Ian Christie
The Gonzo Papers, an interview with producer Laila Nabulsi
Grim Memories & Bad Flashbacks, an interview with star Benicio del Toro
Ignore This Terrible Drug: The Art and Style of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a featurette including interviews with cinematographer Nicola Pecorini, production designer Alex McDowall, costume designer Julie Weiss and editor Lesley Walker
Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film, a 2006 documentary on the author featuring Depp, del Toro, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, John Cusack and others
Hunter Goes to Hollywood, archive footage of the author filming his cameo in the film
Four deleted scenes with new optional commentary by Gilliam, including the excised prologue A Dress Pattern
Spotlight on Location, an original promotional featurette featuring interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
Behind the scenes ‘B-roll’ footage and additional EPK interviews with Gilliam, Depp and del Toro
Theatrical trailers and TV spots
Extensive image galleries, including original production designs, storyboards and production stills
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