05-20-2011, 11:49 AM
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From Sam Ashurst's weekly House Of Horror column @ Total Film
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage |
Out: Monday £24.99 Blu-ray
Sadly, Arrow’s latest Blu-ray release doesn’t live up to the relatively high standards they’ve set themselves.
Colours are washed-out, skin-tones occasionally look grey, text is blurry and even the aspect ratio feels off. If you told me I’d accidentally been sent a DVD, I’d believe you.
But despite the flaws in the Blu-ray delivery, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage remains a magnificent film.
Dario Argento’s assured debut is so intricate and satisfying that it’ll keep even the most ardent murder mystery fan guessing to the very end.
As such, it’s an essential addition to any Italian horror fan’s collection.
But if you do already own it, there’s nothing here to make you upgrade. If you don’t, you should probably pick it up on DVD, or at least wait until this release is a lot cheaper.
The first line of the next title reviewed (Who Can Kill A Child) seems to take a little pop too: "Eureka, on the other hand, have gone beyond the call of duty for horror fans, rescuing this absolute gem from obscurity". Shame Who Can Kill A Child isn't getting a Blu-ray release Sam's column
is well worth a read every Friday.
Last edited by BAKA; 05-20-2011 at 12:05 PM.