Under The Volcano (Criterion Collection)

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A strange, hallucinatory adaptation of the Malcolm Lowry novel of the same name, John Huston's bleak drama is set during the Mexican "Day of the Dead" ceremony in 1939. Albert Finney stars as Geoffrey Firmin, the booze-besotted former British consul to Cuernevarca, who has cut himself off from his loved ones, the better to drink himself to death while surrounded by all manner of skull-and-skeleton decorations. At the urging of his wife Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset), his half-brother Hugh (Anthony Andrews) goes on a "heart of darkness" search for his missing sibling. Novelist Lowry was himself a suicidal alcoholic, who poured every drop of his embittered philosophy into the Firmin character. If any director could bring Lowry's difficult novel to life, it was Huston, whose own record for drunken self-destruction is the source of legend. (Huston was actually the seventh director to tackle the novel, which had originally been optioned in 1957 by actor Zachary Scott.) Artists contributing to the fascinating Under the Volcano include the brilliant Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, screenwriter Guy Gallo, composer Alex North, and director Emilio Fernandez, cast in a significant cameo as a bartender. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.

Disc 1 - New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by film editor Roberto Silvi, Audio commentary featuring executive producer Michael Fitzgerald and producers Wieland Schulz-Keil and Moritz Borman on the film, screenwriter Guy Gallo on selected scenes, and actor and filmmaker Danny Huston, John Huston's son, on the main title sequence, Theatrical Trailer, Disc 2 - New video interview with actress Jacquelin Bisset, Notes from "Under the Volcano" (1984), an hour-long documentary on the film's production, directed by Gary Conklin, Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976), filmmaker Donald Brittain's 99-minute, Academy Award nominated documentary, narrated by Richard Burton, about Under the Volcano author Malcolm Lowry, Audio interview with John Huston from 1984.

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Starring: Anthony Andrews, Jacqueline Bisset, Dawson Bray, Sergio Calderon, Rodolfo de Alexandra, Albert Finney, Katy Jurado, Jim McCarthy, Gnter Meisner, Carlos Riquelme, Rene Ruiz, Salvador Sanchez, Roberto Sosa, Hugo Stiglitz, Ignacio Tarso, James Villiers, Emilio Fernndez, Mario Arevalo, Martin Palomares
Studio Name: Image Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 10/23/2007
Rating: R
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 112 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital Mono
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.32
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44
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