Sportswriter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his corpulent Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) head for Las Vegas with a load of mind-bending pharmaceuticals and herbal remedies - on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.
Duke may call it an assignment. Gonzo may believe it's a sacred mission to protect his client. Whatever "it" is, it's moving, and fast.
You can experience the classic adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's heralded book in high definition this coming February. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas will be released on Blu-ray on February 2, 2010. We don't have any pricing details but you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Johnny Depp, Benecio del Toro and features a slew of cameos from Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Ellen Barkin and more.
When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and sidekick Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever (including cameo appearances by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey and many others). But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go. Capturing the insane madness of Hunter S. Thompson's literary classic was the challenge that director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) openly embraced. Critics hailed it as: "Mindblowing. Bizarre. Outrageous. Wild." Buy the ticket. Take the ride!Read More