The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

aka L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo
  • Country of origin: Italy, West Germany
  • Year released: 1970
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Dario Argento
  • Length: 96 min
  • IMDb rating: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) on IMDb

Selected disc options for The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Extras
Arrow box art
Arrow BD-ALL/US 2017
VCI box art
VCI BD-A/US 2013
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground BD-ALL/US/OOP 2009
Arrow box art
Arrow BD-ALL/UK/OOP 2011
VCI box art
VCI DVD-1/US/OOP 1999
Audio Commentary by Critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman has extra has extra
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth has extra
Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis - With Kat Ellinger (31:54) has extra
The Power of Perception - Video Essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (20:57) has extra
An Argento Icon - Interview with Actor Gildo Di Marco (22:05) has extra
A Crystal Classic - Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi (15:02) has extra
Crystal Nightmare - Interview with Director Dario Argento (31:24) has extra
Eva’s Talking - Interview with Actress Eva Renzi (11:19) has extra has extra
The Genesis of the Giallo - Interview with Director Sergio Martino (29:04) has extra
The Italian Hitchcock - Interview with Director Dario Argento (15:15) has extra
The Music of Murder - Interview with Composer Ennio Morricone (7:31) has extra
Out of the Shadows - Interview with Director Dario Argento (17:58) has extra
Painting with Darkness - Interview with Director of Photography Vittorio Storaro (10:03) has extra
Alternate English Text Overlay Clip (0:34) has extra
Biographies: Dario Argento, Tony Musante and Suzy Kendall has extra
Original Music Soundtrack (34:10) has extra has extra
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:11) has extra has extra has extra has extra
US Theatrical Trailer (2:48) has extra has extra
TV Spots (0:22, 0:29) has extra

Notes

  • Arrow’s 2017 Blu-ray includes a 40-page booklet with writing by Michael Mackenzie (“‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’: An Appreciation”), Howard Hughes (“Rogues’ Gallery: Portraits of Fear”) and Jack Seabrook (“Sacrificial Knives and Cultic Objects: ‘The Screaming Mimi’ in Dario Argento’s ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’”); and a folded 2-sided poster.
  • Arrow’s 2011 Blu-ray includes a 16-page booklet with writing by Alan Jones and a folded 2-sided poster.

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage title screen
Presentation Arrow BD 2017
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:36:44.885
      • File size: 26.06 GiB
      • Notes: English Title
    • File 2
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:36:44.896
      • File size: 26.05 GiB
      • Notes: Italian Title
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1046 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian DTS-HD MA 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1038 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
VCI BD 2013
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-2
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 19.87 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.34:1
      • Length:1:36:28.575
      • File size: 15.48 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1536 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Blue Underground BD 2009
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 32.86 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.34:1
      • Length:1:36:30.848
      • File size: 27.60 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 7.1
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 3427 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1551 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 3
      • Language: English Dolby Digital 5.1
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 448 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 4
      • Language: Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 448 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Arrow BD 2011
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 23.79 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.00:1
      • Length:1:35:49.744
      • File size: 18.98 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1509 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian DTS 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1509 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Audio Commentary by Critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman Blue Underground BD
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth Arrow BD
Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis - With Kat Ellinger (31:54, 1080p) Arrow BD
The Power of Perception - Video Essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (20:57, 1080p) Arrow BD
An Argento Icon - Interview with Actor Gildo Di Marco (22:05, 1080p) Arrow BD
A Crystal Classic - Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi (15:02, 1080p) Arrow BD
Crystal Nightmare - Interview with Director Dario Argento (31:24, 1080p) Arrow BD
Eva’s Talking - Interview with Actress Eva Renzi (11:19, 1080i60) Arrow BD
The Genesis of the Giallo - Interview with Director Sergio Martino (29:04, 1080p) Arrow BD
The Italian Hitchcock - Interview with Director Dario Argento (15:15, 1080p) Arrow BD
The Music of Murder - Interview with Composer Ennio Morricone (7:31, 480i) Blue Underground BD
Out of the Shadows - Interview with Director Dario Argento (17:58, 480i) Blue Underground BD
Painting with Darkness - Interview with Director of Photography Vittorio Storaro (10:03, 480i) Blue Underground BD
Alternate English Text Overlay Clip (0:34, 1080p) Arrow BD
Original Music Soundtrack (34:10) VCI BD
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:11, 1080p) Arrow BD
US Theatrical Trailer (2:48, 1080p) Arrow BD
TV Spots (0:22, 0:29, 480i) Blue Underground BD

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