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The Rum Diary Blu-ray

Posted December 19, 2011 06:28 PM by Josh Katz

Sony PicturesNext year, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bring The Rum Diary to Blu-ray. Directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I), this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's early novel stars Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) as Paul Kemp, a journalist working for a newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

While Kemp is initially content with plunging into San Juan's debauched underworld for his own amusement, he finds his moral compass tested when he becomes involved with a corrupt American businessman (Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight) and his beautiful young fiancée (Amber Heard, Drive Angry).

Sony's Blu-ray presents the film in its 1.85:1 aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains a number of bonus features, including:
  • Two behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - A Voice Made of Ink and Rage: Inside The Rum Diary
    - The Rum Diary Back-Story
The Rum Diary streets on February 14th, 2012.





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News comments (12 comments)



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Holmes
  Dec 19, 2011
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I thought this was a decent, entertaining movie. It has a very specific...vibe, though. It's thin on traditional plot--the Depp/Eckhart tension doesn't blossom into any big hero vs. villain confrontation, etc. It's just lots of character quirks and amusing scenes and cool locations and Hunter S. Thompson references strung together. So a lot of people will be bored and disappointed, but there's also going to be a smaller audience who can easily roll with it and have a good time.

Daisuke Aurora
  Dec 19, 2011
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Awesome, I missed this in theaters. Can't wait to see it. Terrible cover art though.

Armorales102
  Dec 19, 2011
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i really liked this a lot, im sure im going to piss a lot of people off by saying this but i actually liked The Rum Diary a little bit more than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

i agree with Daisuke Aurora, this is a horrible cover why couldnt they just use the posters with Depp standing in his hotel room, they are a lot better than this cover
scarface16
  Dec 19, 2011
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I had high hopes for this and they were hopelessly crushed. I like Depp and I'm a huge Thompson fan but this was a bomb on all accounts. This could easily win the award for Worst Adapted Screenplay. As a big fan of the book, I'm insulted that this travesty of a film was allowed to be made. I'm equally baffled by Depp's involvement, since he was so close to Thompson and absolutely nailed him in The Vegas Movie, I find myself scrambling for an explanation as to how he could have possibly gotten him soooo wrong in this.

LloydChristmas
  Dec 19, 2011
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yet again, another terrible cover art by Sony Pictures... sucks cause I really liked this movie.

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metamorphic
  Dec 20, 2011
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@LloydChristmas: Yes, I'm sure the cover art will ruin the other aspects of the release for you, including the transfer, extras, and I don't know the film itself.

Mastaplan23
  Dec 20, 2011
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I completely second daisuke. Looking to get a blind buy but jesus the cover art is... >Xp

JimDiGriz
  Dec 20, 2011
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Its not Fear & Loathing but I really liked this one at the cinema. Its got a certain vibe to it and rolls along nicely. Some genuine funny bits in the film and god knows thats rare these days. I have a feeling that this one is a grower too so Ill be picking this up on blu for certain.

Read the book while youre waiting - its excellent.

BluPix
  Dec 20, 2011
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The Rum Diary is another film I missed in the theaters, but have some interest in seeing. I may rent it.

...And I agree with the others that the cover graphic used for the theatrical poster is far better than the one on the cover of the blu-ray package. It's too unimaginative and cliche to just slap the star's face on the cover in close-up.
LordRaymond
  Dec 21, 2011
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Johnny Depp alone made this movie worth watching otherwise it would have been pretty boring.

Minimejer05
  Dec 21, 2011
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Disappointed when I saw this in theaters, but something is telling me that this would be much more enjoyable watching at home.

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repete66211
  Dec 21, 2011
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The Rum Diary movie what happens when a pop icon becomes a commodity. The novel itself is really good. Unfortunately, two things happened: Johnny "look how quirky I am" Depp co-opted Thompson's Gonzo character and Gilliam made that terrible Fear and Loathing movie. So Hunter S. Thompson morphs from journalist-cum-quasi-philosopher who writes brilliant, keen social commentary to a little more than a two dimensional cartoon. It's like Van Morrison being covered by Limp Bizkit. 'Tis a real shame too because Thompson wrote some brilliant stuff and now he's just a drug-addled clown.


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