Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has tabbed June 20 as the street date for a new 4K restoration of iconic filmmaker Dario Argento’s 1970 giallo/horror gem, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
Presented in this Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack are both the original Italian language track (with English subtitles) and the English-dubbed domestic theatrical release version.
Bonus features for this twisted murder mystery — where even the first-hand witness (played by Tony Musante) might not have seen what he thought he saw — includes a newly-prepared commentary track featuring giallo-genre expert, Troy Howarth, the author of “So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films.”
Other bonus nuggets include a new video session with writer/director Dario Argento, a newly-minted video session actor Gildo Di Marco, an analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger (editor in chief of Diabolique Magazine) and the featurette titled “The Power of Perception.”
The Limited Edition slip case packaging also includes a 60-page booklet (illustrated by Matthew Griffin) and featuring analysis by Michael Mackenzie, Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook.