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Gonzo: The Life and Works of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson DVD

Alex Gibney, 2008

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Directed by Alex Gibney

Produced in 2008

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

MovieMail's Review

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has created the definitive film biography of this extraordinary man.

Made with the co-operation of his friends, family and estate, this is the definitive film biography of the extraordinary journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, a man described by Kris Kristofferson as Ďa walking contradiction, partly truth, mostly fictioní.

This film catches the fun as well as the madness and does a great job of capturing the sheer inventiveness of Thompsonís mixture of fact and fiction. It also captures perfectly the feelings that we had about him, reading his Rolling Stone articles in London in the early 70s, and it highlights just as well the resonance between then and now: the USA has been stolen by the rich and powerful.

Hunter warned us just what was happening 40 years ago. He single-handedly tried to get an honest man in the White House and succeeded. That wasnít enough to beat the system but he gave everything, he made a difference and his light still shines.

on 31st March 2009
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Film Description

Johnny Depp narrates this life and times of the late 'gonzo' journalist Hunter S. Thompson. As well-known for his drug-taking and copious alcohol consumption as he was for his savage counter-culture commentary, Thompson remains an icon of the American underground. The film includes clips of home movies, audiotapes and passages from unpublished manuscripts from Thompson's heyday, the decade between 1965 and 1975.

DVD Details

Certificate: 18

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 120 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 13th April 2009

Cat No: OPTD1467

DVD Extras

  • Directorís Commentary
  • Extended interviews
  • Extended & Deleted scenes
  • Ralph Steadman drawings
  • UK exclusive Alex Gibney interview
  • Wayward & Weary - featurette about tribute song by Tift Merritt
  • Gallery
  • Trailer.

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