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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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


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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2018
UPC: 0760137105480
Original Release: 1970
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 16,081

Special Features

Brand new 4k restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Original lossless 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, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films; The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cenema 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 trailers; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Musante Sam Dalmas
Suzy Kendall Julia
Eva Renzi Monica
Enrico Maria Salerno Morosini
Mario Adorf Berto
Renato Romano Dover
Werner Peters Actor
Dario Argento Black jacketed killer
Carla Mancini Actor
Fulvio Mingozzi Actor
Reggie Nalder Assassin
Umberto Raho Ranieri

Technical Credits
Dario Argento Director,Screenwriter
Salvatore Argento Producer
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Roberto Pariante Asst. Director
Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer

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