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Exclusive: “DEATH LAID AN EGG” to get wide Blu-ray/DVD release this winter

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

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.

 

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.
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