THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
Director: Dario Argento Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 1970
Starring: Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, Suzy Kendall, Tony Musante, Umberto Raho
“Its scares are on a much more basic level than, say, a thriller by Hitchcock. It works by exploiting our fear of the dark.” — Roger Ebert
In 1970, Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE—a mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. A staggeringly assured first feature, this film establishes the key traits that define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive and brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked better in this 4K restoration.