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Albert Finney is insane in ‘Under the Volcano,’ on DVD.

When John Huston took Albert Finney down to Mexico to film a man’s final unravelling on the Day of the Dead for this 1984 movie, he must have been looking to get a little crazy. But Finney's performance wound up a lot crazy: Boozing it up on a kind of world-historic scale, his Geoffrey Firmin prances when giddy, and rages when sour, torturing his ex-wife, insulting everyone within a twenty-foot radius, and finally passing out in a busy street.


Under the Volcano



Criterion Collection

$39.95