Under The Volcano: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1984) / Region 1
Under The Volcano: The Criterion Collection

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Under The Volcano: The Criterion Collection

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 f-rce) 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.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 31 2007
  • Production Year 1984
  • Empire SKU 1358933
  • UPC Code 715515026420
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL


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
Theatrical Trailer
New Video Interview with 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
Plus: A Booklet featuring a New Essay by Film Scholar and Critic Christian Viviani


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)



  • Moritz Borman
  • Wieland Schulz-Keil


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