Pretty Packaging: Arrow's New THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

Associate Editor, Features; Rotterdam, The Netherlands (@ardvark23)
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The good folks over at Arrow UK have always been dedicated to release great Italian genre films. I have a healthy collection of their "white slipcase" releases, which featured a translucent window. Combined with reversible artwork on the Amaray, inside, this meant that for each film, you could choose one of four different covers to be the front of your slipcase.

Recently, Arrow has been re-releasing some of these titles in even more posh-looking hard cardboard slipcases, or even boxes, like they did two months ago with Dario Argento's Phenomena.

This month, they have given the same treatment to Dario Argento's first film: the "giallo"-thriller The Bird With The Crystal Plumage. And as it's a pretty thing indeed, here is a gallery of shots of it. Click on the edge of the pictures to scroll through them, or at the centre of each to see a bigger version.

Here it is: a sturdy hard-cardboard slipcase.

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dustin changJuly 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Recently rewatched it. That is indeed a pretty packaging!

Unflinching_EyeJuly 13, 2017 4:58 AM

I'm currently in the process of upgrading my Argento collection from dvds to the best possible blu rays that I can find. Spent a few bucks more than I probably should have on ebay for the OOP Blue Underground INFERNO and OOP Arrow PHENOMENA. Also spent a pretty penny on the Koch OPERA mediabook. Scored the Synapse TENEBRAE a few weeks ago. This week I'm ordering Arrow's DEEP RED. They're all in the mail from different sellers (except for TENEBRAE which already arrived). Holding out on upgrading SUSPIRIA til the Synapse blu hits. Gonna wait until they all arrive and then have a blu ray fest from PROFUNDO ROSSO through to OPERA! I'm like a kid at Christmas (and yes that's a reference to the opening shot of DEEP RED).

Ard VijnJuly 13, 2017 10:19 AM

Ehm... That Synapse blu for SUSPIRIA is definitely worth waiting for, but nevertheless I kinda advise you to show up here tomorrow. ;-)

Unflinching_EyeJuly 13, 2017 3:35 PM

I always do anyway ;)

Ard VijnJuly 13, 2017 9:07 PM

For that, you've earned a sneak peek at the German 40th Anniversary Leatherbook Edition: http://screenanarchy.com/as...

Unflinching_EyeJuly 14, 2017 2:24 AM

Nice! Looking forward to your write-up.