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21 June 2017

Arrow Video USA hunts THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (review)

The film that dubbed Dario Argento "the Italian Hitchcock" comes to Blu-ray in a new 4K restoration.  Tony Musante stars as a writer in Rome who witnesses an assault on a gallery owner by the killer responsible for the slashing deaths of three other women.  As he carries out his own investiation, he and his girlfriend are targeted by the killer.  Suzy Kendall also stars.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A/B Blu-ray/Region 1/2 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Blu-ray/DVD combo:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English and Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH and English subtitles for the Italian track
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • "Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis" analysis by critic Kat Ellinger
  • "The Power of Perception" visual essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • "Crystal Nightmare" interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • "An Argento Icon" interview with actor Gildo Di Marco
  • "Eva's Talking" archival interview with actress Eva Renzi
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
  • Limited edition 40-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook

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