The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Re-mastered 2-DVD Special Edition)

Starring: Tony Musante Director: Dario Argento
Rating 4.0
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Blue Underground
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround EX - English, Italian
    • DTS ES - English, Italian
    • Subtitles - English - Optional

Disc 1: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE - Main Feature

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Alan Jones - Journalist, Kim Newman - Journalist
    • Trailers:
      1. Original International Trailer
      2. Original Italian Trailer
      3. Original U.S. TV Spots

Disc 2: Supplemental Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "The Films of Dario Argento Trailer Gallery"
    • Interviews:
      1. Dario Argento - Director/Co-Writer ("Out of the Shadows")
      2. Vittorio Storaro - Cinematographer ("Painting with Darkness")
      3. Ennio Morricone - Score Composer ("The Music of Murder")
      4. Eva Rezi - Star ("Eva's Talking")

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Directed by
Edited by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/12/2007
"Stylish, sexy and fueled by a groovy Ennio Morricone score." -- Grade: A
Total Film - 06/01/2011
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smart, cosmopolitan, thoroughly modern whodunit..."

Product Description:

The first directorial effort by Italian suspense master Argento. An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. A stylish beginning to a distinguished career, featuring the black-gloved killer that became the director's trademark.

Plot Synopsis:

An American writer living in Rome is plunged into the city's seedy underworld when he is the only witness to a brutal murder attempt.

Plot Keywords:

Detectives | Italy | Mystery | Serial Killers | Slasher | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" was director-screenwriter Dario Argento's first feature film.
  • This film was an unauthorized adaptation of Frederic Brown's novel "Screaming Mimi."
  • Filmed on location in Rome.
  • Shot in Eastmancolor.
  • Distribution company: UM Film Distributor.
  • Originall rated MPAA GP.

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  • UPC: 827058200899
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32/lbs (approx)
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