November 4th, 2002

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Criterion announces Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". The disc will include a new digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam and 16x9 enhanced, new Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 sound mixes (an upgrade from Universal's DD 2.0 Surround), two commentary tracks: director Terry Gilliam; stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi, an audio interview with Hunter S. Thompson, deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Terry Gilliam, a collection of storyboards and production designs, a collection of original artwork by famed illustrator Ralph Steadman, "Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood" a BBC feature documentary with Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, a selection of Hunter S. Thompson correspondence, read on-camera by Johnny Depp, rare material on Oscar Zeta Acosta (the attorney on whom Dr. Gonzo is based), a still gallery, and more! Look for this fantastic set to retail $39.99 and to hit store shelves on January 28th.