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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage: Limited Edition

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Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Starring: Tony Musante
Director: Dario Argento
Plot Synopsis:

In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored limited edition from Arrow Video!

  • Release Details
    Release Date: June 20th, 2017
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1970
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:95 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray/DVD
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:Lossless Italian Mono
    Lossless English Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English, English SDH
    Special Features:New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
    The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
    New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
    New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
    New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
    Double-sided fold-out poster featuring
    6 Lobby Card reproductions
    Limited edition 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook