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Discussion in 'Euro Horror' started by Crystal Plumage, Jan 15, 2008.
Did I mention I'd like a release of this?
I'll take that back.
One word: Camera Obscura (Okay, that's two, but you get the idea )
Wouldn't it be great if a company like CO released Death Laid an Egg? They already released some very nice Italian films which were thought to be lost forever. DlaE is one of them!
Perhaps it's no classic Giallo to some, but it is to me, and it's way better than the other Trintignant/ Aulin Giallo "Deadly Sweet" which is visually intriguing and I like the nods to Antonioni, but nothing really happens until the last minutes.
Oh, did I say Death Laid an Egg yet? What a fine Giallo it is! It's a bit weird, but hey I like it! The Giulio Questi movie that is... Who's "Django Kill..." was also a very fine Spaghetti Western, just like his Giallo, whatsit...
Holy fuck! Look here :nervous: :
Now, wouldn't it be kinda cool if we could have some kind ENGLISH on this?!
Still we're getting very, very close!!! I just feel there's someone out there planning an English friendly DVD right now!
There's still quite a few labels out there that could do this Giallo justice.
Hell, I'm all excited now :evil:
And I don't think the new DVD looks that great actually. I doubt it's from a print. Looks like VHS to me. IIRC the King DVD, despite being nonanamorphic, looked way better:
The search for the "Holy Grail" continues
And yes, this isn't the best Giallo out there, probablynot even top-tier, but I just luurve this one (as if you hadn't noticed )
I'm still kicking myself in the ass for missing this one when it was screened here in Cambridge back in '08!
Shameless released Four Flies. Why not release Death Laid an Egg?
And if anyone wonders, it's way better than that other Trintignant / Aulin vehicle "Deadly Sweet", which borrows from Antonioni and
I have an original one-sheet of this under the title "Plucked". Have not seen the film yet though of course. Like Crystal, patiently waiting.
Oh, Death Laid an Egg! Where are you?
Luckily for us there are still some tiny labels releasing the odd Italian gem every now and then.
Well then, GET ON WITH IT!
Dammit! I was hoping for some good news...
Don't dispair. In that case I'll create a new thread!
I wonder what running time it is. Probably just copied the Japanese transfer since these are .. well... ya know... boots.
We're getting closer though...
Ordered all 3 of the new sets last weekend and they all showed up today. Death Laid an Egg has only an English audio track and a run time of 1:26:38. Here are some caps:
Looks even worse than the caps I've seen from the Jap. DVD.
Not the greatest looking but for less than 6 bucks and with 3 other movies, I'm happy. Curious to see some caps from the Japanese DVD and the run time, I think a bootleg I have is sourced from it but I can't seem to find it... :/
The Japanese disc is 86:42 min NTSC and the Italian is 85 PAL ( http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=6165#overall ) which doesn't really look right, taking PAL speed up into consideration.
Anyway, this might be a port of the Japanese disc. But it could also be standards conversion of the Italian disc judging by the haziness and ugly motion blurring?
There was an attempt to get this movie out on DVD a few years ago.
Blue Underground wanted to do this one, they did another movie from the same director (Django Kill a.k.a. If You Live Shoot). Whoever owns this movie wanted too much money. It ended up Blue Underground cancelled it.
Anyway, another year, another update(-ish .. thing)
Apparently there's about 25 minutes missing. In fact some of the missing stuff is in this here clip:
Seems there's a German VHS which includes the missing footage. Or at least a large portion of it.
(thanks to the guys @ Lovelockandload)
Actually, I have the feeling this might be coming. Dunno. What about the rights after more than 45 years? Look at what's been announced already. Many of those we thought would never see a release, ever...
And... still nothing. :/