When i was of age to read I was given access to alarge stack of popular magazines (American of course) made up primarily of MAD but also some comics. The odd-ball in the batch was a copy of "Castle of Frankenstein" #9 1966 which featured an article on the Fantomas series of films.
A small picture in the essay of, seemingly, a man with the head of a sparrow and judges robes holding a dead dove out in an accusatory fashion positively latched itself onto my imagination. Having little to no frame of reference, I never read the article and sold the magazine before I was twelve.
I was fortunate to have a local comic book dealer as a friend who also maintained an enormous horror film library, but even he could not discover the source of such a bizarre and singular image.
Some thirty years later I came upon, almost by chance, an advertisement announcing this dvd set. A sixth sense told me to spend the money on it and behold! it was the image and film I'd been seeking. The dvds cover strangely enough was not the image in question.
True, my own interpretation of that memory of a single grainy, aged, black and white image was far more surreal but the film does not disappoint and has many charms. A three decade off-and-on search has been amply rewarded and a I cannot recommend this film highly enough to connoiseurs of the bizarre.