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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • SKU: AV095
  • UPC: 760137022381
  • Street Date: 06/20/17
  • PreBook Date: 05/16/17
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 98 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1970
  • Director: Dario Argento
  • Actors: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Italian


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Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The [Limited Edition Blu-ray + DVD]

Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The [Limited Edition Blu-ray + DVD]
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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!"


Bonus Materials

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the camera negative in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • 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
  • 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

Press Quotes

With style to burn, and a haunting score by Ennio Morricone, this film revolutionized thrillers and spawned an industry of European knock-offs.

     —Paper Magazine

The finest A/V presentation available in a very handsome package... Definitely a must-own if you're a fan.

     —The Digital Bits

For Argento fans, fans of giallos, or followers of Italian horror on a broader scale, Arrow Video's take on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is essential.

     —Under the Radar

There is nothing missing from Arrow's BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE. It is an encyclopedic presentation of a seminal and beautifully showcased film, with enough notes and commentary to satiate neophytes and completists, all wrapped up in gorgeous packaging.

     —Rue Morgue Magazine

Arrow once again packs in tons of quality extras on top of a gorgeous audio and video presentation. Definitely get your hands on the Limited Edition before it runs out.

     —Bloody Disgusting

This is not only an impressive piece of cinema for a first-time director, but it also functions as the ideal entry point for fans looking to experience his work. Arrow Video's limited edition package is another stunning release, featuring not only a new 4K restoration but also a trove of bonus features and goodies, all housed within a striking package.

     —Dread Central

With its lush and well-contextualized restoration of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Arrow Video continues an important cultural project, proving that horror films are as complex, resonant and worthy of respect and contemplation as classics of any other genre.

     —Slant Magazine


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