Release Date: 11/18/2008 Original Release: 2008 Format: DVD Length: 120 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: for drug and sexual content, language and some nudity UPC: 876964001441 Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Musical & Performing Arts, Media Arts, Documentary, Theatrical Release, Writers, Journalists/Journalism, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1970s
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Collector's Edition DVD Description
In GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, director Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE) creates a portrait of one of journalism's most controversial and talented superstars. Famous in the 1960s for his wild, self-coined "gonzo" style of reporting, Thompson's most famous adventures include riding with the Hell's Angels, chasing the American dream in Las Vegas, and covering the volatile George McGovern political campaign. The fact that Thompson did most of his reporting while throwing back large quantities of Wild Turkey and illegal drugs led to some of the most bizarre and imaginative journalism the writing world had ever seen.
Gibney pieces Thompson's life together using archival footage and recordings and interviews with those closest to him, including his former wives and son, and the artist Ralph Steadman. There are also appearances and commentary from the likes of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, as well as conservative heavyweight Pat Buchanan. Johnny Depp, who played Thompson in the film version of FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, provides the voice of Thompson, reading excerpts of his writings. The result is an engaging, lively biography that paints a life that was as tragic as it was passion-filled. Thompson's suicide in 2005 officially cemented his place in history as one of literature's wildest, most enigmatic hell-raisers.
Keep Case Collectors Edition Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital - English Subtitles - Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Bonus Footage: A FINAL FAREWELL Additional Audio Material: A FOND FAREWELL (3) Audio Commentary: Alex Gibney, Director Deleted Scenes (4) Hightlights: 1. Home Movies / Audio Recordings 2. THE ARSENAL - Thompson's Fire Arms Inventory Text/Photo Galleries: Additional Text: Manuscripts / Memorabilia Galleries: 1. Hunter S. Thompson Photo Gallery 2. Hunter S. Thompson Tribute Photo Gallery 3. Ralph Steadman Gallery