Euro Cult Movie Forum => Gialli => Topic started by: Ben Cobb on 28 Nov 2007 - 18:22

Title: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 28 Nov 2007 - 18:22
Can anyone please confirm the original aspect ratio of Death Laid An Egg? I believe it to be 1.85:1 but there are some sources claiming 2.35:1 The framing and credits look designed for 1.85:1 in my opinion. I have an Italian language VHS - part of the Thriller Erotico All'Italiana Collezione - which looks to be 1.78:1 - the opening credits are cropped. I've got an English language bootleg tape somewhere here but haven't found it to check it yet - think it's 1.85:1 though. Just wondering after I snapped up the Japanese disc on ebay (£15) earlier today.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Nov 2007 - 18:25
I've got the Jap disc but not with me so i can't check it, i can't remember what it was either.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Nov 2007 - 19:29
The Japanese disc is approx 1.85:1.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Richard C on 30 Nov 2007 - 11:44
Are there plans for this to be released in the US or is it another one of these films bogged down in legal problems? Or have I missed the boat and one exists already?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 30 Nov 2007 - 12:02
Are there plans for this to be released in the US or is it another one of these films bogged down in legal problems? Or have I missed the boat and one exists already?

Blue Underground had planned to release it, but it never happened.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 30 Nov 2007 - 12:12
Read an interview with Bill Lustig who said the Italian owners were asking way too much money for the rights to the film. He said that, in light of poor genre sales at the moment, Blue Underground would have lost a bundle on it. Simple economics.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Nov 2007 - 14:31
Am I on my own here or does anybody else not think too much of the film?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Nov 2007 - 14:32
Am I on my own here or does anybody else not think too much of the film?
I need to watch it again
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 15 Dec 2007 - 11:50
Just received a fan composite of this today, anyone know who did this one?  The scenes deleted from the Japanese DVD are included as extras and taken from the German VHS release in German language only.  I am not sure if they have been edited back into the film though.  If they haven't I might have a go at doing it over the Christmas break.  Here are some screenshots from the DVD:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2311/2112804928_4a4fdd26ec.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2367/2112805154_4a7b1d494f.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2112805316_731a8c676d.jpg?v=0[img]

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2160/2112805512_f077647620.jpg?v=0)

Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Dec 2007 - 11:59
Good find Oli, never knew that any deleted scenes existed. I've read about speculation as to whether there was ever a longer version than the one on Japanese DVD but no one has ever come up with any proof. Seems you've found it  :'(

Be great to hear what the extra footage is like. Keep us posted will you.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 15 Dec 2007 - 12:18
They are nothing significant, mainly dialogue scenes but it will be interesting to see whether they add anything to the film.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 16 Dec 2007 - 10:14
Are you planning on doing English subs for the German dialogue?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 16 Dec 2007 - 10:34
Yes Magnus, I will give it a go.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: spannick on 16 Dec 2007 - 11:20
Just received a fan composite of this today, anyone know who did this one?  The scenes deleted from the Japanese DVD are included as extras and taken from the German VHS release in German language only.  I am not sure if they have been edited back into the film though.  If they haven't I might have a go at doing it over the Christmas break.  Here are some screenshots from the DVD:



i did that DVD. have fun with it  :'(  The Scenes are Bonus only, as the Copy i had was really TOO bad to include into the full Movie.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 16 Dec 2007 - 11:35
I thought it might be your handiwork Marin and a really nice fan DVD it is too! :P
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 16 Mar 2008 - 17:38
May 6, Italian label RHV will release a 2-disc documentary on Giulio Questi with English subs - seems very nice!

(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/s806i.jpg)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Mar 2008 - 20:14
Sounds great, i'd like to see what said about Django Kill
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Mar 2008 - 20:23
2 disc documentary!! With English options?

Fucking hell! Got to have this asap!!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Mar 2008 - 20:37
2 disc documentary!! With English options?

Fucking hell! Got to have this asap!!
You know that ::)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Feb 2009 - 11:20
Uncut running time for DEATH LAID AN EGG?

The BBFC cinema running time for the UK cinema release is listed as a whopping 106 minutes. The UK theartical title was A CURIOUS WAY  TO LOVE - I also have the rare UK quad poster.  :D
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Feb 2009 - 11:25
I also have the rare UK quad poster.  :D

Let's have look then?  :-X
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg/La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: K August on 20 Feb 2009 - 12:55
May 6, Italian label RHV will release a 2-disc documentary on Giulio Questi with English subs - seems very nice!

(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/s806i.jpg)

That looks like the By Guilio Questi...

or am I seeing things? ;)

English subs option is wonderful. Forse...
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Feb 2009 - 14:36
Here you go - UK quad poster for Death Laid an Egg / A Curious Way to Love.

(http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll387/vidmarc/CuriousWayToLove.jpg)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Feb 2009 - 14:40
Here you go - UK quad poster for Death Laid an Egg / A Curious Way to Love.

(http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll387/vidmarc/CuriousWayToLove.jpg)

That's really nice!  ;)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Feb 2009 - 15:15
What's interesting is that the UK cinema release was in Italian with subs. All the English dubbed versions would appear to be the shorter edit.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 20 Feb 2009 - 17:14
Thanks Marc. That poster should be done under The Trade Descriptions Act. Bet there were a lot of punters scratching their heads as they shuffled out of the foyer after the show!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: James Blackford on 16 Mar 2009 - 17:52


I have a very beaten up Italian language copy of Questi's Arcana... A very strange, intersting, and until recently totally lost surreal horror film.

Arcana was recently restored for the Venice film festival, in a longer version than ever before seen:

http://www.venezia.net/venice-italy/326/biennale-cinema-65th-venice-film-festival-these-phantoms-italian-cinema-rediscovered/

It would be great to see this come to DVD


Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 16 Mar 2009 - 18:30


I have a very beaten up Italian language copy of Questi's Arcana... A very strange, intersting, and until recently totally lost surreal horror film.

Arcana was recently restored for the Venice film festival, in a longer version than ever before seen:

http://www.venezia.net/venice-italy/326/biennale-cinema-65th-venice-film-festival-these-phantoms-italian-cinema-rediscovered/

It would be great to see this come to DVD




...and wonderful, too!  :-X
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Diabolik on 17 Mar 2009 - 13:26
At last, my collection of this rare title on danish vhs is complete!!!!  ::)

Giulio Questi: Death Laid an Egg (La Morte Ha Fatto l'Uovo)
(http://www.diabolik.dk/Cinehound/090209/DeathLaidAnEgg_Green.jpg)
(http://www.diabolik.dk/Cinehound/090209/DeathLaidAnEgg.jpg)
(http://www.diabolik.dk/Cinehound/090209/DeathLaidAnEgg_IRI.jpg)
(http://www.diabolik.dk/Cinehound/090209/DeathLaidAnEgg_VTV.jpg)

/D

Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Mar 2009 - 13:34
Cool stuff D!  ;)

Are they all the same print / running time?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Canisius on 17 Mar 2009 - 21:28
Haha, Diabolik strikes again... :-\
Awesome tapes you have there sir! :P
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 14 Oct 2010 - 19:46
This gem will be released on DVD in Italy soon... and surprise - no English options!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 15 Oct 2010 - 11:19
I wonder if the print used will be longer than the Japanese DVD?  I will be looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: ecc on 24 Mar 2011 - 01:04
(http://www.videociak.net/image.php?productid=26546)
Anyone up to fandubbing and fansubbing this (http://www.videociak.net/customer/product.php?productid=26546&cat=&page=).
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Mar 2011 - 07:41
(http://www.videociak.net/image.php?productid=26546)
Anyone up to fandubbing and fansubbing this (http://www.videociak.net/customer/product.php?productid=26546&cat=&page=).

Oooh! Interesting, I'll wait until I get feedback about the A/V quality before I buy it though. Hopefully the cover art will be different to the old Japanese cover they're showing on the site.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 24 Mar 2011 - 08:23
Yeah, worth waiting to see the PQ on this Eagle release. Saw a friend yesterday who works for a highly regarded arthouse DVD label and they were interested in releasing Death Laid An Egg but the license owner wanted too much money for the unremastered print. I told him about this forthcoming Italian release... if it's remastered, which I doubt, then we could maybe expect a UK release
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 29 May 2011 - 12:36
Any word on the A/V quality of the Eagle DVD? Running time etc?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 29 May 2011 - 12:41
(http://www.videociak.net/image.php?productid=26546)
Anyone up to fandubbing and fansubbing this (http://www.videociak.net/customer/product.php?productid=26546&cat=&page=).

Hi, I am Spanish and speak English fluently, I wouldn't mind fandubbing and fansubbing if you want me to, but there is a problem... I don't have the original DVD... Have you got it? If so, please, would you mind uploading it to a server like MEGAUPOAD, or FILESERVE? I've got premium accounts. Regards and hugs!!!

José Antonio
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 29 May 2011 - 12:47
Just bought it from Amazon.it, appears to be 16x9 so that should be a step up from the Japanese DVD.  I will probably receive it by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 29 May 2011 - 12:51
Just bought it from Amazon.it, appears to be 16x9 so that should be a step up from the Japanese DVD.  I will probably receive it by the end of the week.

Nice one Oli, look forward to hearing what it's like.  :'(
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 29 May 2011 - 21:31
Just bought it from Amazon.it, appears to be 16x9 so that should be a step up from the Japanese DVD.  I will probably receive it by the end of the week.

Would you mind uploading it to me? By the way, I think the only subtitles available are in Italian... Anyway, it will not be difficult for me to do a translation.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 30 May 2011 - 10:50
go and buy it,its not expensive
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Jun 2011 - 17:43
Well that was quick, incredible service from Amazon.it.  Image quality is pretty good.  The film runs for 1hr25mins.  Not sure how this compares to the Japanese disc, I might have a look later.

Here are some screenshots:

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1130/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.th.png) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.png/)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2298/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.th.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.png/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5138/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.th.png) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.png/)
(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9733/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.th.png) (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.png/)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 03 Jun 2011 - 08:18
go and buy it,its not expensive

Well, the thing is... I cannot logically buy all the movies are being released on DVD... And believe when I tell you that I buy as much as I can, that is, as much as I can afford... There are always some movies that I get by trading with other people. Sorry, but I am not as rich as I would like to be, mate. Hugs and regards!!!


Well that was quick, incredible service from Amazon.it.  Image quality is pretty good.  The film runs for 1hr25mins.  Not sure how this compares to the Japanese disc, I might have a look later.

Here are some screenshots:

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1130/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.th.png) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.png/)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2298/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.th.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.png/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5138/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.th.png) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.png/)
(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9733/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.th.png) (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.png/)


Will you be so kind as to...? I will do that fansubbing by translating the original Italian subtitles. Could you please contact me via email, go to my profile, please. I cannot PM you (nor anyone), since I don't have enought posts here in this forum... Hugs and regards!!!

Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 03 Jun 2011 - 08:25
go and buy it,its not expensive

Well, the thing is... I cannot logically buy all the movies are being released on DVD... And believe when I tell you that I buy as much as I can, that is, as much as I can afford... There are always some movies that I get by trading with other people. Sorry, but I am not as rich as I would like to be, mate. Hugs and regards!!!


Well that was quick, incredible service from Amazon.it.  Image quality is pretty good.  The film runs for 1hr25mins.  Not sure how this compares to the Japanese disc, I might have a look later.

Here are some screenshots:

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1130/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.th.png) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.png/)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2298/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.th.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.png/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5138/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.th.png) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.png/)
(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9733/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.th.png) (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.png/)


Will you be so kind as to...? I will do that fansubbing by translating the original Italian subtitles. Hugs and regards!!!



Hey man, welcome.

Not to stand on your toes or anything. But openly asking for a copy of a legit dvd is not really the way to get things done.  :-\
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 03 Jun 2011 - 08:30
go and buy it,its not expensive

Well, the thing is... I cannot logically buy all the movies are being released on DVD... And believe when I tell you that I buy as much as I can, that is, as much as I can afford... There are always some movies that I get by trading with other people. Sorry, but I am not as rich as I would like to be, mate. Hugs and regards!!!


Well that was quick, incredible service from Amazon.it.  Image quality is pretty good.  The film runs for 1hr25mins.  Not sure how this compares to the Japanese disc, I might have a look later.

Here are some screenshots:

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1130/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.th.png) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m09.png/)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2298/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.th.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m36.png/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5138/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.th.png) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h46m50.png/)
(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9733/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.th.png) (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/vlcsnap2011060217h47m37.png/)


Will you be so kind as to...? I will do that fansubbing by translating the original Italian subtitles. Hugs and regards!!!



Hey man, welcome.

Not to stand on your toes or anything. But openly asking for a copy of a legit dvd is not really the way to get things done.  :-\

Please contact me via email, in my profile, and I will do as it must be done. I cannot send PMs here, could you help me, please? I will erase all my messages that can be labelled as being "compromising"... Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: ecc on 06 May 2012 - 08:49
In the eighties, VCI acquired a number of titles from Universal Marion Corporation (including BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) but I've been told that UMC rights expired to the Questi film before VCI acquired UMC's assets.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 06 May 2012 - 11:30
So its possible that they dont own 'bird with the....'? Having missed out on the blue underground bluray it was good news to hear that vci are putting out a storaro proof bluray of 'bird with.....', although I really have not been overly happy with some vci discs I owned.I remember selling their 'blood and black lace' disc straight after buying it
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 May 2012 - 11:33
Is everybody in the wrong thread?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: ecc on 06 May 2012 - 11:33
So its possible that they dont own 'bird with the....'? Having missed out on the blue underground bluray it was good news to hear that vci are putting out a storaro proof bluray of 'bird with.....', although I really have not been overly happy with some vci discs I owned.I remember selling their 'blood and black lace' disc straight after buying it

they own BIRD.  I meant that DEATH LAID AN EGG's rights expired before the acquisition.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 01 Oct 2012 - 20:06
Has there ever been a post that describes the extra footage on the Italian disc?
I am guessing there's nothing too juicy, just some different extentions of scenes, ect?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: bdc on 21 Oct 2012 - 21:20
Neo Publishing's unreleased Death Laid an Egg dvd?

Just found this:
http://www.cinemapassion.com/covers_temp/covers3/La_mort_a_pondu_un_oeuf-15235510012011.jpg (http://www.cinemapassion.com/covers_temp/covers3/La_mort_a_pondu_un_oeuf-15235510012011.jpg)

The EAN/UPC is the same as Neo's Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh dvd (one of their 2 last releases before they went out of business).

Looking at the back cover it lists several exclusive extras and Italian and English language versions...a real shame this was never released.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: fenriz on 22 Oct 2012 - 12:42
Fan made cover!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: bdc on 22 Oct 2012 - 13:30
Really?
I was thinking it could be but the extras looked so realistic...  :D
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: fenriz on 22 Oct 2012 - 15:16
Yes and the cover is well done! hope this one will be on blu ray one day somewhere!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Oct 2012 - 16:47
Neo Publishing's unreleased Death Laid an Egg dvd?

Just found this:
http://www.cinemapassion.com/covers_temp/covers3/La_mort_a_pondu_un_oeuf-15235510012011.jpg (http://www.cinemapassion.com/covers_temp/covers3/La_mort_a_pondu_un_oeuf-15235510012011.jpg)

Whenever I click that link this comes up.


(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Spara3/squatteur.gif)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Hellochas on 22 Oct 2012 - 16:57
Same here… :'(
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 22 Oct 2012 - 18:21
Hi, mates. Here you are the right link:


http://www.cinemapassion.com/jaquettesdvd/La-mort-a-pondu-un-oeuf.php (http://www.cinemapassion.com/jaquettesdvd/La-mort-a-pondu-un-oeuf.php)


Hope you can see it now. All the best!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: bdc on 22 Oct 2012 - 18:54
If you copy the link to the image location I posted and paste the address in your browser you can see a much bigger pic.  :D
Seems it doesn't work anymore by just clicking the link...
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Oct 2012 - 19:36
If you copy the link to the image location I posted and paste the address in your browser you can see a much bigger pic.  :D
Seems it doesn't work anymore by just clicking the link...
Cheers Bruno.


Thought I'd do this to make it easier for everyone  :D


(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Spara3/La_mort_a_pondu_un_oeuf-15235510012011.jpg)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 18 Nov 2012 - 12:27
It's a real pity that Neo Publishing never releases this movie. As someone said before, the "new" Italian release is not complete at all, though... And the Japanese version suffers from interlaced artifacts resulting from a PAL to NTSC conversion! I am completely sure that both Japanese and Italian DVD releases come from the same master.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2013 - 00:32
Spanish VHS sleeve.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Spara3/DeathLaidAnEgg.jpg)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 31 Mar 2013 - 19:37
There's a new fan comp/sub print at CG.  The extra German VHS scenes are blended back into the Japanese source and subtitled in English.  The issues with the Japanese source are mentioned by the uploader, a result "of the weird encoding with interlaced and fieldblended video. Also this DVD is cut by some minutes which are available on German VHS. To reconstruct a progressive video stream I had to investigate deeply into Avisynth scripting nightmare."
The result is a triple audio 16 x 9 edition (   English / German / Italian, no subs ).
I watched  & think it came out great so until something better comes along...
here are examples of the vhs restored bits ( lots nicer than the version at the beginning of this thread )
(http://i.imgur.com/VnaIFaIl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uQYUfqal.jpg)
Alot of the footage is ultra graphic slaughterhouse stuff....it was surprisingly nasty  :o
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: bdc on 31 Mar 2013 - 20:17
Looking great,thank you for the hard work!  :P
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 01 Apr 2013 - 10:07
Nice work indeed. I must get round to comparing the Italian DVD with the Japanese DVD. The Italian DVD appears to be slightly cropped and is also missing considerable footage.  According to Italian genre critic Antonio Bruschini, between 20 - 25 minutes of footage is missing.  He discusses this, in Italian, in the following YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=duvrVqIm-m8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=duvrVqIm-m8#)!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: mondomedia on 24 Feb 2015 - 09:48
look, what´s coming!

(http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150224/s5kdpdbv.jpg)

...and YES, the second film is YELLOW - LE CUGINE... in HD!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 24 Feb 2015 - 09:57
Interesting so if a HD master of Death exists that means it could pop up in other areas too, potential 88 Films release?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Raf A. on 24 Feb 2015 - 10:09
This will only have German audio with English subs. I'll wait for another release.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 24 Feb 2015 - 19:26
Are the English subs confirmed? I'm good with that, great to see this film at all, especially in HD  ::)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: ecc on 24 Feb 2015 - 23:44
If it's German only, do you think it's a transfer of the German version rather than the Italian?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 28 Mar 2015 - 10:38
Blu-Ray came this morning. Not sure what to make of it. Think it might be a transfer of the German version. I instantly suspect cult film releases from German Blu-Ray labels to be upscales, but this looks pretty good in places. It is 1080p/24fps AVC with an average bitrate of 23.4, so considerably compressed; most likely to fit the two films onto one disc. Will try and watch it projected later. Audio is German only with English subs.

(http://s27.postimg.org/e64lzhwu7/vlcsnap_2015_03_28_11h25m37s202.png) (http://postimg.org/image/e64lzhwu7/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/i56ew2av3/vlcsnap_2015_03_28_11h25m59s170.png) (http://postimg.org/image/i56ew2av3/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/ja0h1fxbz/vlcsnap_2015_03_28_11h26m28s199.png) (http://postimg.org/image/ja0h1fxbz/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/c82jf8tq7/vlcsnap_2015_03_28_11h26m54s230.png) (http://postimg.org/image/c82jf8tq7/)
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Mar 2015 - 11:10
Cheers for the update Oli, doesn't look half bad. Be keen to hear what you think after watching it on your projector though.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Mar 2015 - 15:50
Audio is German only with English subs.
That was what I needed confirming about.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Mar 2015 - 18:11
Audio is German only with English subs.
That was what I needed confirming about.
It's fucker because that's a deal breaker for me, I feel bad saying it but I can't watch it in German with subtitles. I'll await the inevitable fan dub.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 28 Mar 2015 - 21:28
The Italian version with English subtitles is included in SD as an extra feature. Can confirm that it is taken from a German print and what appears to be a dated print. Colours are good, but definition is soft. Compression is poor; a higher bit rate and stronger encoding would have improved the noise/grain structure.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Mar 2015 - 09:24
Audio is German only with English subs.
That was what I needed confirming about.
It's fucker because that's a deal breaker for me, I feel bad saying it but I can't watch it in German with subtitles. I'll await the inevitable fan dub.
Same here, it's got to be in English of Italian with English subs, German would be alright if it was something that you couldn't see any other way.... but it isn't.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: HBK on 30 Mar 2015 - 15:15
The Italian version with English subtitles is included in SD as an extra feature.

Is that also the case for Yellow: Le Cugine ?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 31 Mar 2015 - 08:28
Damn!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 08 Apr 2015 - 19:39
A couple of questions regarding this release, is the German version complete like that composite torrent that was doing the rounds, also is the Italian version on this blu ray also complete or is it the shorter cut?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 06 Sep 2016 - 10:26
Can anybody help me out with a Scan of the Japanese DVD sleeve?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Peter on 06 Sep 2016 - 13:12
I can help you out Marc. When do you need it by?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 10 Sep 2016 - 12:17
Marc do you need a scan of the Japanese press poster? I've also got the egg design with cast faces for the Italian 4-fogli if you need that also....i hope this indicates a release from someone?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 10 Sep 2016 - 13:20
Yes please!
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: Graham on 11 Sep 2016 - 11:14
Yes please!
So sounds like this one is coming to UK blu soon?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: drmiaow on 12 Sep 2016 - 06:59
I really hope this is coming to the UK soon... Another of my top ten Gialli, and the film that really kicked it all off for me.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 12 Sep 2016 - 15:15
Marc check your PM on Facebook links sent, i couldn't send a PM on here for some reason. The scans will need joining as they too big for the scanner, i've done the front image and the reverse with text and photos. Let me know if you need them at a higher resolution.

My camera isn't the best for taking photos of the 4-fogli, if you've got a better one and you don't mind venturing into Chingford you're more that welcome to try. It was a good job i pulled this one out when i did, brittle fold lines had to put plenty of acid free archival tape on the reverse, defintely needs some restoration TLC from a linenbacker!

(http://imgbox.com/zQDRXCQk)

Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 12 Sep 2016 - 15:31
double post
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 12 Sep 2016 - 15:36
I don't see anything on Facebook from you? My email: marc@nucleusfilms.com

Thanks,
Marc
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 12 Sep 2016 - 15:52
I don't see anything on Facebook from you? My email: marc@nucleusfilms.com

Thanks,
Marc

Hi Marc, sent again via email with links. Hope they are of some use.

Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Oct 2016 - 13:35
Can anybody help me out with a copy of the German VHS, which is apparently more complete?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 20 Oct 2016 - 14:02
It definitely does have additional material in a few spots, just have a fan comp and don't have the German VHS.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Oct 2016 - 14:03
Certainly not the 110 minute version we keep hearing about?
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 20 Oct 2016 - 17:46
No, the fan comp ( mostly Japanese DVD with some inserts from German VHS ) on  runs 90 min and 06 seconds approx.  Mostly little heads or tails of scenes, the most notable addition from memory was one brief topless shot of Aulin.
Title: Re: Death Laid An Egg / La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Giulio Questi, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 21 Oct 2016 - 11:07
I'm pretty sure most if not all of the footage in the German VHS is also in the German edit on the bluray that came out over there, but is sourced from a print so it should be of better quality.