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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

I must confess that, ultimately, I’m undecided on how I feel about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. There are times when it annoys me so much that I want to put a brick through my television, and yet at the same time it holds a perverse fascination for me. I’m not sure I’d go as far as to say I like it, but it’s certainly unique among films: an amoral, anarchic binge of a movie that, despite its cast of Hollywood A-listers, could never truly be described as mainstream. As such, it’s very much one of those titles that everyone has to experience for themselves. Unashamedly a work of style over substance (which is no bad thing), I’m sure everyone’s reaction to it will be different. Who knows? You may like it a lot more than me. Or a lot less.

A surprise candidate for an HD DVD release, Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas arrives in high definition courtesy of Universal, whose R0 US release constitutes a massive improvement in image quality over its standard definition releases, but disappoints in terms of extras. Review at DVD Times.

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2006 at 8:14 PM
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews

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