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Under the Volcano

Spine #410



Release:
Oct 23, 2007
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Under the Volcano



Directed By: John Huston
Starring: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews
Licensor: Janus Films

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Under the Volcano follows the final day in the life of self-destructive British consul Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney, in an Oscar-nominated tour de force) on the eve of World War II. Withering from alcoholism, Firmin stumbles through a small Mexican village amidst the Day of the Dead fiesta, attempting to reconnect with his estranged wife (Jacqueline Bisset) but only further alienating himself. John Huston's ambitious tackling of Malcolm Lowry's towering "unadaptable" novel gave the incomparable Finney one of his grandest roles and was the legendary The Treasure of the Sierra Madre director's triumphant return to filmmaking in Mexico.

Supplements
  • Audio commentaries 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
  • New video interview with actress Jacqueline 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
  • Theatrical trailer

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