Sent to cover the Mint 400 Motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (aka Hunter S. Thompson) and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo take to the highway with a carload of drugs and bad attitudes in search of the American Dream. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, based on the unforgettable book by Hunter S. Thompson, is a surrealistic trip that chronicles a strange outing in the life of the father of Gonzo journalism.
Special features include an 11-minute on-location segment, 11 minutes of deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.
The VC-1-encoded 2.32:1 HD DVD picture features vibrant hues, accurate fleshtones, and good shadow delineation. Details are well resolved and source element artifacts are rare, but minor edge enhancement can be noticed at times. (Danny Richelieu)
Both the Dolbyģ Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD encodings sound good, with impressive fidelity, although it can sound slightly dated at times. The TrueHD encoding affords slightly better fidelity, removing a slight edge to the Digital Plus encoding that probably would not be recognizable had the lossless encoding not been included. (Danny Richelieu)