In 1970, debut director Dario Argento indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder mysteries with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, catapulting him to international stardom. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight) score, this landmark film has never looked or sounded better.
An American writer, Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), is living in Rome with his girlfriend, Julia (Suzy Kendall). While visiting an art gallery, Sam witnesses an unsuccessful murder attempt by a mysterious figure. As the assailant is believed to be an infamous serial killer, Sam quickly becomes a key witness in the ongoing police investigation. After he begins searching for clues that may help him identify the killer, Sam discovers that he may be the next intended victim.