Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The
L' Uccello dalle piume di cristallo
BBFC 18 DVD
Comparison between the censored British DVD from Platinum Media Corporation (BBFC 18) with the uncut US-DVD from Blue Underground (not rated).
Dario Argento`s classic had to be slightly cropped and shaded in order to get the BBFC 18-rating. Furthermore, this version does not contain 5 seconds of footage, which is a result of a film tear.
English DVD = 91:24 min. (PAL)
US DVD = 96:21 min. (NTSC)
The logo of the production company "TITANS" is not on the US-DVD
+ 12 sec.
The murderer cuts up the nightgown of the woman and holds the knife over her head. Inter-cut to the scared face of the woman. She starts screaming.
He runs the knife over her body, pulls up the gown and points with the knife to her crotch. Close up of the open mouth. She is still screaming. Then the murderer grabs her slip- cut - her hand starts to clench - cut - he pulls down her slip.
The morderer grabs the hair of the woman and pulls her head back, so that her face, with is heavily cut, becomes visible.
The music after the credits is audible longer on the US-DVD. (black background)