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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray

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L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo VCI | 1970 | 98 min | Unrated | Sep 10, 2013

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.34:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono
Italian: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 1.5 of 51.5
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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

 (1970)

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

In his first film as writer/director, Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, TWO EVIL EYES) single-handedly created the giallo genre and instantly emerged as the filmmaker critics worldwide hailed as ‘The Italian Hitchcock.’ Tony Musante (TRAFFIC, WE OWN THE NIGHT) and Suzy Kendall (CIRCUS OF FEAR, TORSO) star in this pulse-pounding suspense thriller about an American writer in Rome who witnesses – and is helpless to stop – a brutal assault, the cunning vengeance of a maniac, and the heart-stopping horror that lives – and kills – deep in the dark.

For more about The Bird With the Crystal Plumage and the The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray release, see the The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Mario Adorf, Renato Romano
Director: Dario Argento

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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of VCI Entertainment with an MPEG-2 encoded 1080p transfer in 2.34:1. Fans of this film have but one question on their minds, at least with regard to this Blu-ray: how does it compare to the Blue Underground release? That Blu-ray is now out of print and fetches sometimes absurdly huge sums on several online sites. I have added three screenshots from the Blue Underground version in positions 21 – 23 to mimic the first three screenshots accompanying this review which are from the VCI version. A quick comparison shows that the VCI version is somewhat brighter, but perhaps surprisingly that does not affect blacks or the overall contrast of the film, and in fact I was not overly bothered by this change, despite being used to the Blue Underground Blu-ray. The image is still somewhat soft by today's standards, but VCI has not overtly scrubbed the elements here, and a rather swarthy amount of grain is still in evidence, especially in the darker sequences. Colors are very nicely saturated, and fine detail pops rather well in close-ups. I would certainly not fault this transfer in any major way for being brighter than the Blue Underground release, and in fact in some ways I think the colors pop more effectively in this version. Perhaps surprisingly, despite VCI's continued use of the now ancient MPEG-2 codec, there were only a couple of instances of very brief artifacting, the most noticeable of which is in the early fog scene where Sam is walking home.


The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Perhaps the biggest allure of this VCI release is the restoration of the original mono soundtracks, in either English or Italian, delivered here via LPCM Mono mixes. There's a quite noticeable difference between the two languages, with the Italian mix sounding notably more muffled in the higher frequencies, and with quite a bit more hiss than the English version. That said, both version present dialogue and Ennio Morricone's interesting score very well. Personally, I preferred the English language version due to the much more present upper registers, but those who want to hear the Italian language version in mono won't be too horribly disappointed, given reasonable expectations.


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VCI Home Entertainment has announced that it will release on Blu-ray cult Italian director Dario Argento's L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo a.k.a The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970), starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, and Enrico Maria Salerno. The release ...


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