Sunday, May 24, 2009

Death Laid An Egg (1968) aka La Morte Ha Fatto L'uovo aka A Curious Way To Love aka Plucked aka La Mort A Pondu Un Oeuf

3.5 / 5 May '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Giulio Questi
Written by: Franco Arcalli, Giulio Questi
Actors include: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
Length: Italy/France
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/France

I dare you to read the synopsis of this and not be curious. It's about a bizarre love triangle that takes place on a hi-tech chicken farm plus it's a giallo! It's actually one of the first giallo films made, and I'm pretty sure it must be one of the weirdest. It's shot very much in a cheeky way with chickens everywhere and even egg patterns adorning things, really visually something to see. The whole love triangle thing is rather confusing but just know everyone is sexually weird and that should clear up any problems (or at least that was my rationalization). The workers on this hi-tech egg farm are pissed off because they lost their jobs because the farm went hi-tech. There are dead hookers turning up (and we pretty much know right away who is responsible) and plus there is a weird mutant chicken racket going on that was the highlight of the story for me! See a scientist found a way to breed a chicken without a head or wings and it has tiny bones therefore more meat, only of course not everyone agrees that's a good plan. It's one heck of a chicken clusterfuck of things but you really must see it to believe it!

Availability:  Never on DVD as far as I understand

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