The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Batman-themed shirt with a nod to Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas called “Bat Country” by harebrained.
The sale began at Teefury today, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $10 anymore, though it might continue into the next day for $13 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).
Abrams Comic Arts has released Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson and that word “graphic” certainly takes on many different definitions here when applied to the protagonist of this true-life comic novel.
The public’s perception of the late writer/journalist/self-made psychopath (by his own volition) is as varied and misunderstood as the man himself. Some of us only know Hunter S. Thompson as a modern day mid/late 20th century figure whose thirst and unbridled lust for all things excess is regarded as the stuff of filthy, unrelenting legend. Some of us only know him as Uncle Duke, the famous cartoon character who shook up the long-running comic strip Doonesbury when he first appeared in the mid 1970s in that strip, a character that Thompson had gone on record as hating. Some of us know him as simply a film character, portrayed by Johnny Depp in director Terry Gilliam’s cult film adaptation of what seemed as unfilmable as William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, Thompson’s arguably best known work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And there was also the recent attempt at a film adaptation of another Thompson work, last year’s box office mess, The Rum Diary, again with Depp as its star.
The digital movie rental of the day over at Amazon today is The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp in this Hunter S. Thompson tale, for only $.99.
This deal is valid through today, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, until 11:59pm PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Video on demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 24 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $13.99.
Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of The Rum Diary, the Blu-ray Edition is available for $17.99 while the DVD is $15.19. The Blu-ray edition is part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program “” you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when your purchase the physical copy.
The long–awaited first trailer for The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp has finally made its way to the ‘net.
Depp plays Paul Kemp in the story, which is based on Thompson’s novel of the same name. Though the story and characters are fictional, as was the case with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Depp once again plays a character whose path very much embodies the same paths Thompson himself once traveled.
Fans of both Thompson and Fear and Loathing have been itching to get their eyes on this one for a long time now, and it grows ever closer with a release currently set for October 28, 2011.
You can check out the trailer for The Rum Diary by heading below now!