The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Director: Dario Argento Cast: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi


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This trend-setting thriller put its director, Dario Argento, on the international map and began a flood of imitative mystery-horror hybrids which dominated Italian genre output in the early 1970s. Tony Musante, best known for the television series Toma, portrays an American who witnesses the murder of a woman at a trendy Rome art gallery. Before long, Musante finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer. Based on a story by Byron Edgar Wallace, Bird and hints at the flamboyance which would become Argento's trademark. This and Argento's subsequent two films Il Gatto a Nove Code and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio were much less horror-oriented than his later work.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2018
UPC: 0760137105596
Original Release: 1970
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 10,434

Special Features

Brand new 4k restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release ; Standard Definition DVD presentation ; Original Mono Italian and English soundtracks; 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, 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 Alexanda 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); Eva's Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi (Monica Ranieri); Original Italian and international theatrical

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
1. Scene 1 [:05]
2. Scene 2 [:05]
3. Scene 3 [3:04]
4. Scene 4 [3:04]
5. Scene 5 [4:49]
6. Scene 6 [8:20]
7. Scene 7 [5:48]
8. Scene 8 [7:06]
9. Scene 9 [10:37]
10. Scene 10 [6:58]
11. Scene 11 [9:10]
12. Scene 12 [9:38]
13. Scene 13 [7:36]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [31:47]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [20:50]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [31:17]
1. Chapter 1 [:04]
2. Chapter 2 [21:58]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [11:07]
3. Chapter 3 [:06]
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [3:06]
1. Chapter 1 [:04]
2. Chapter 2 [2:43]

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now i'm about as much of an Argento fan that you'll find now a days, especially of my age. But this one just didn't do it for me. it began decent but it eventually dragged. YOu can definetly tell that Argento would become something special from his style but it's not a good choice for people who are just getting into the man.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
Of all the Italian horror directors, it's Argento who's at the top of the heap. His movies are some of the most visually stunning movies (regardless of genre) that you'll ever see. And his plot hooks, while often obtuse, are always compelling. This movie is not an exception to the rule. I can't tell you much about it without going into spoiler territory, but I can recommend THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE without reservation.