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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Special Edition): Blu-Ray

Arriving on 2-Disk Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo is Dario Argento’s 1970 feature film directorial debut, “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage”. If you are a fan of Italian Cinema and more importantly a fan of Argento’s work in general, this release is for you.  The film has never looked better, being given a 4K restoration.  Aside from the numerous bonus features that Arrow Video has includes a 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, plus writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • 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

By: Marc Ferman

Order: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Limited Edition): Blu-Ray