Although Blue Underground previously released Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage on Blu-ray, it is now out-of-print and difficult to find for a reasonable price. Fans will be happy to hear that VCI Home Entertainment is releasing a new Blu-ray edition of the movie and we have all the details.

"An American writer (Tony Musante - Toma, TV series) traveling in Rome is the only witness to an attempted murder by a sinister man in a raincoat and black leather gloves, though he is powerless to do anything to stop him. With a feeling that something is not quite right about the scene he has witnessed and the police's inability to make any progress, he launches his own personal investigation…and nearly loses his life in the process. While this modern day Jack-the-Ripper type is slithering through the dark byways of Rome slicing up pretty girls, director Dario Argento is carving up the emotions of terrified viewers. Dark deeds are mixed with black comedy worthy of Hitchcock in a film of almost unbearable tension and nail-biting suspense. "

The movie will be sold separately on Blu-ray and DVD, starting on August 9th. It doesn't look like many bonus features are planned, as it only lists the theatrical trailer and complete original music soundtrack. The Blu-ray version will retail for $19.93, but it currently being offered for $15.94 if you pre-order it directly from the VCI website:

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