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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage: Special Edition

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, Umberto Raho, Renato Romano
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 edition from Arrow Video!

  • Technical Specs
    Length:97 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray, Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
    Audio Formats:Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
    Special Features:New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo FilmsThe Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical StudyNew analysis of the film by critic Kat EllingerNew interview with writer/director Dario Argento • New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)Eva's Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri)Original Italian and international theatrical trailersReversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

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