'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' Criterion Blu-ray Announcement Corrected

Posted Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM PST by

As previously reported, Terry Gilliam's wacky adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's work is getting a Criterion double dip this April. This time we have the correct supplements cut and paste!

The Criterion Collection has announced 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro for a Blu-ray release on April 26.

The movie has already been released by Universal and is reviewed here.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary with Terry Gilliam; Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary by filmmaker Wayne Ewing; A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit; Profile of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo; Collection of artwork by illustrator Ralph Steadman; Audio excerpt from the 1996 spoken-word CD Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, featuring filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and actor Maury Chaykin; Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, a 1978 BBC documentary with Thompson and Steadman; Storyboards, production designs, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and TV spots; A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson; Audio commentary with Stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi; Audio commentary with Author Hunter S. Thompson; Deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Gilliam; and Selection of Thompson correspondence, read on camera by Depp.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 26.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion) (Blu-ray)
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