Early Italian giallo thriller Death Laid an Egg clucks onto Blu-ray in a limited edition three disc set from Cult Epics
Before every Italian and their cousin in 1970s Italy created their own entry into the sex, death fetish film cycle known as the giallo, director Giulio Questi released his kinky and weird chicken-centric chiller Death Laid an Egg (La morte ha fatto l’uovo aka Plucked), a demented movie about a boneless-chicken farmer (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who is actually a hooker-hunting serial killer. The comely Gina Lollogrigida and Ewa Aulin also star. And that Bruno Maderna score? Oh man, forget about it. Sublime!
Now, oddball genre heroes Cult Epics have announced their plans to release the demented and stylish Death Laid an Egg — the director’s cut, no less — in a super limited edition 3-disc Combo pack containing a Blu-ray, DVD and CD soundtrack available ONLY until April 27 as part of the imprint’s Cult Epics massive 25th anniversary book Indiegogo campaign. Only 300 numbered copies will be available and by the time you finish reading this there will be even less of them around. This is truly one of the greatest and most undervalued Italian horror movies every made and to see it in high definition is like seeing it for the first time.
To find out more about the deal go here. Cluck cluck!