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I must admit when I first saw the movie at the late lamented Worldwide center second run movie house in Manhattan I thought it was noisy and unfocused and a lesser effort by a brilliant director I bought the DVD anyway mainly because any Terry Gilliam movie is worth having and Criterion versions doubly so Well my opinion of the movie has done almost a complete 180 degree turn Perhaps the movie coming out during the epicurian excess of the Clinton years seemed like a sad relic of decades gone by-sort of an art house Cheech and Chong movie But now with the nation and the world in such turmoil and the divide between the left and the right in this country moving back to center stage the movie feels completely of and perhaps ahead of the times Far from being a pro-drug movie Duke and Dr Gonzo are never held up to be the good guys and their various trips are scarier than anything the anti-drug legions can come up with this is a movie about anesthesia One group may use drugs another may use money or power or sex but the effect is all the same These are people trying to escape from the reality of their existence and for our heroes the anesthetic doesnt so much wear off but pulls them even deeper into the horror The movie itself is an overlooked gem but the good folks at Criterion have packed the dvd and companion disc with some of the best features theyve ever attempted A Terry Gilliam commentary is always welcome and Depp and Del Toro have their say but how about a commentary by Hunter S Thompson in full gonzo mode Well its here and the second disc covers both the films checkered life especially the WGA screenplay flap whodve thought that arbitration was so fascinating and the historical context of Fear and Loathing including some footage of the
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