DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968)
Label: Cult Epics
Release Date: November 28th 29017
Duration: 86 Minutes
Video: 1080P HD Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo with Optional English Subtitles
Director: Giulio Questi
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gina Lollobrigida, Ewa Aulin
Arguably the most insanely idiosyncratic giallo ever directed, DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968) is a true wayward masterpiece of kaleidoscopic Italian counterculture cinema. Directed by largely unsung iconoclastic auteur Giulio Questi (DJANGO KILL!, ARCANA) and starring legendary leading man Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) as a married man that may or may not be a serial killer, Gina Lollobrigida (John Huston's BEAT THE DEVIL) as his delectable yet overly domineering careerist wife, and Swedish blonde bombshell Ewa Aulin (CANDY) as his murderous double-crossing mistress, the film is the virtual giallo equivalent to Godard’s WEEKEND in terms of its crass car crash fetishism, savage anti-bourgeois sentiments, and overall anarchic spirit. Set largely in a hi-tech automated poultry factory that breeds mutant boneless chickens.
DEATH LAID AN EGG is a socio-politically sophisticated avant-garde giallo that is more pertinent today than when it was first released in terms of its quite modern depiction of the battle of the sexes and the perils of technology. The original Italian “superbly edited” giallo version is presented by Cult Epics in High-definition and with new bonus features.
- HD presentation
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Lobby Cards photo gallery
- Isolated Score by Bruna Maderna
Death Laid an Egg was part of Cult Epics Indiegogo campaign. You can Pre-order the 3 disc limited edition still here, 70 copies left with Cult Epics HC book. https://igg.me/at/cultepicsbook