By MICHAEL GINGOLD
One of the most avant-garde films to come out of the giallo genre, DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968) was previously issued by Cult Epics in a limited-edition three-disc set. Now RUE MORGUE just got the scoop that it’s coming in a more widely available Blu-ray/DVD combo later this year.
Cult Epics will issue this edition of DEATH LAID AN EGG November 28. The official description of the film is as follows: “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.”
The original Italian version of the movie will be presented on the all-region Blu-ray in high-definition 1.78:1 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtracks, plus the following bonus features:
. Original theatrical trailer
. Lobby cards photo gallery
. Isolated score by Bruna Maderna
The aforementioned three-disc set is also still available for pre-order (only 75 copies left) along with the CULT EPICS hardcover book here.