U.S. label Cult Epics is releasing director Giulio Questi’s unusual Giallo thriller, Death Laid an Egg (1968) on a restored special edition 2K Blu-ray. Stars Gina Lollobrigida.
A woman (Ewa Aulin) plans to kill both her lover (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and his wife (Gina Lollobrigida) but conspires with each one to get the job done. Cinematography by Dario Di Palma (Ettore Scola’s Ugly, Dirty and Bad, Lina Wertmüller’s The Seduction of Mimi).
Cult Epics is proud to present DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968), directed by auteur filmmaker Giulio Questi (DJANGO KILL!, ARCANA) and starring legendary leading man Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) as a married man and suspected serial killer, Gina Lollobrigida (BEAT THE DEVIL) as his delectable yet overly domineering careerist wife, and Swedish blonde bombshell Ewa Aulin (CANDY) as his murderous double-crossing mistress in this mystery thriller.
The movie is a mind-bending exercise in quasi-surrealism combined with Hitchcockian elements of kinky people involved in murderous activities.Lee Pfeiffer — Cinemaretro.com
DEATH LAID AN EGG is an 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. This Special Edition includes the Director’s cut, alongside the alternate International Giallo “Plucked” version, both in fully restored 2K HD transfers, with completely new bonus features and limited edition slipcase printed with fluorescent inks to emulate the original theatrical poster.
Release date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Giallo / Thriller
|Cast||Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||104 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 2K / 1.85:1|
|Audio||Italian / English|
|AKA||La morte ha fatto l’uovo|
|2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of Director’s cut version in English and Italian language (105 mins)|
|Director’s Cut Audio Commentary by Troy Howarth (Author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films vol. 1, 2, 3) and Nathaniel Thompson (Author of DVD Delirium and founder of Mondo Digital)|
|2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) of alternate International giallo “Plucked” version in English and Italian language (91 mins)|
|Review by Italian critic Antonio Bruschini HD|
|Giulio Questi: The Outsider – the last interview HD 2010 (13 mins)|
|Doctor Schizo and Mister Phrenic (2002) Short film by Giulio Questi (15 mins)|
|English & Italian language Trailers HD|
|Lossless LPCM 2.0 Mono audio tracks|
|Optional English subtitles for Italian language versions and trailer|
|Reversible Sleeve with original Italian poster art & Slipcase printed with fluorescent inks, both limited to first 2000 copies|