CONTEST: WIN A “DEATH LAID AN EGG” BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO

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366 Weird Movies brings you a new giveaway contest! The idea here is simple. Among the items we’ve considered adding to the official Certified Weird entries is an IF YOU LIKE THIS, YOU MAY ALSO LIKE… category. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to pick any movie from the Certified Weird list and pick two recommended movies to go along with it. For example, a contest entry might read “if you liked Death Laid an Egg, you might also like Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! and Amer.” Note that your “you may also likes” do not have to be Certified Weird themselves. For extra fun, you can explain the reasoning behind your choices.

To enter, simply post your thoughts in the comments to this post. We are going to select the winner randomly using random.org, so you don’t have to provide the best suggestion to enter. In fact, although we want to hear your thoughts, you don’t even have to have a suggestion to enter: you can simply mention in the comments that you love the site and you’d like to enter the contest.

The usual eligibility rules apply: to receive the DVD/Blu-ray, you must supply us with a mailing address in the United States. (Don’t publish your address in your comment! We’ll contact you through email). 366 contributors are not eligible for the prize. If you don’t meet those qualifications you can still comment for fun, but let us know you’re not in it for the swag. We’ll stop accepting entries Tuesday, January 16, at midnight EST. If the winner does not respond to our request for a mailing address within 24 hours we’ll email a runner-up, and so forth, until the prize is given away.

Our prize this time is supplied by Cult Epics: a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the recently released, underseen, Certified Weird chicken giallo, Death Laid an Egg. From our official entry on the film:

Cover for Death Laid an Egg Blu-ray“A juicy slice of breaded with a coating of and seasoned with a sprinkling of , Death Laid an Egg was the world’s first (and so far, only) deep-fried, chicken-centric Surrealist giallo… Marco, the protagonist, strides through the movie in a state of suppressed hysteria. Plots and conspiracies are everywhere: by the chicken consortium against the public, by Marco and Anna and Gabri and Mondaini against each other, and (it’s hinted) by the fired poultry workers against the factory. And, probably, by the universe against everyone. The caged chickens are always bawking and clucking in alarm, as if they know of an approaching danger we don’t. Maybe they do. Maybe the yolk’s on us.”

32 thoughts on “CONTEST: WIN A “DEATH LAID AN EGG” BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO”

  1. I’m a huge fan of this website ever since Brows Held High directed me to it. I’ve been trying to watch more weird movies in my life, and have discovered some new favorites as a result of expanding my horizons. I’m also debating whether or not I should start my own blog discussing what I’ve learned on watching more movies this past two years. Do you have any recommendations for a blogger terrified of net neutrality’s demise, as well as being horrified of encountering trolls? Thanks for your help!
    Since I actually want to enter this contest, here is my entry: If you like Dogville (2003), you might also like Shadow Of A Doubt (1943) and The White Ribbon (2009). All three films are certified misanthropic examinations of the social condition, and all three are also subversive cinematic masterpieces.
    Thanks for having me share my love for you guys!

    1. I personally don’t think the repeal of Net Neutrality will have any noticeable effect on the average blogger. As far as trolls—you don’t have to approve their comments. I always do, though, because I don’t want to judge whether I think someone is trolling, or merely phrasing honest disagreement poorly. We don’t get many trolls, anyway. Spammers, obvious or subtle, are a bigger annoyance.

  2. If you like Branded to Kill, you may also like Massacre Gun and A Colt Is My Passport, and all three viewed over the course of an evening would be the perfect Joe Shishido in 1967 triple feature.

  3. If you like The Boxer’s Omen, you might like Human Lanterns and Black Magic 2. All three are Kung fu at its weirdest.

  4. If you like your weirdness with good music (eg, Tommy, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, etc.), an odyssey with contemplative landscape shots, no dialogue, and poetic cinematography, you will like Daft Punk’s ELECTRORAMA (2006).

    This is the robot version or the alien’s existential quest of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

    1. Oh, and if you liked Alex Cox’ Repo Man and would like to see if he could pull off something borgesian (in fact, if you would like to appreciate someone finally trying to put a Jorge Luis Borges novel on screen) starring a detective with Twin Peaks’ special agent Dale Cooper’s sensibilities, you will like Alex Cox’ DEATH AND THE COMPASS (1992).

  5. If you like Trash Humpers by Harmony Korine you would also like Period Piece by Giuseppe Andrews and Unkle Goddamn (the citizen kane of white trash home torture films)

  6. Just going through some of your recent certified weird.

    If you liked mother! you might also like Begotten & The Others

    If you liked Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me you might also like A Nightmare on Elm Street & Excision

    If you liked The Abominable Dr. Phibes you might also like Wonderwall & The Masque of Red Death

    If you liked The Tenant you might also like Performance & Three Women

    If you liked Innocence you might also like Picnic at Hanging Rock & Phenomena

    If you liked Meet the Feebles you might also like Black Devil Doll & Desperate Living

  7. If you like Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, you may also like Hausu and John Carpenter’s Christine.
    Get that whole demonic inanimate objects genre taken care of right there.

  8. If you like Gummo, you might also like Spring Breakers. Both are Harmony Korine masterpieces heavily inspired by the works of Terrence Malick. If Gummo is a white trash Terrence Malick film on meth, Spring Breakers is a millennial Terrence Malick film on LSD.

  9. If you liked Perfect Blue, you might like A Scanner Darkly and Brazil

    I decided to try and avoid other anime mentioned here, since I assume most people who have seen Perfect Blue are familiar with most of the most popular anime films mentioned throughout the site’s history (certified or not), and went with works that influenced Kon. A Scanner Darkly represents Philip K Dick’s schizophrenic psychological works as a whole and Brazil stands in for Terry Gilliam’s filmography, being the closest in tone and themes to Kon’s film(s).

    1. Do you think it works the other way around? I enjoyed Brazil and A Scanner Darkly and am considering watching Perfect Blue.

  10. If you like Hausu you may also like Suspria.

    Both feature childlike protagonists and have an absoulute onslaught of colours and spooky occurrences.

  11. If you liked “Kung Fu Hustle”, you might like “God of Cookery” (1996). Also directed by and starring Stephen Chow, but this one was earlier, and it was made for a Chinese audience, with no expectations of getting a big hit overseas. As a result, half the jokes are lost in translation, which, paradoxically, makes it even funnier.

  12. If you liked Doggiewogiez! Poochiewoochiez! You will definitely like Casual Fridays and Ouch Television My Brain Hurts, both by TV Carnage.

  13. If you like A Boy and His Dog, you may also like Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and The Brainiac. Because Harlan Ellison wrote A Boy and His Dog, and he also wrote a number of episodes of The Outer Limits. Now, there’s one Outer Limits called The Mutant, and it stars Warren Oates in a now-iconic role as a human scientist sent with a team to planet Annex 1 and he becomes a murderous mutant with giant eyes. Warren Oates’ other iconic role is as Benny in Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. Coincidentally, L.Q. Jones, director of A Boy and His Dog, was one of Peckinpah’s repertoire actors from way back in his television days. Back to Alfredo Garcia, there’s a character, an old man, who is related to the title character, and he is the lone survivor of a familial bloodbath halfway through the movie. He is played by none other than Chano Urueta, director of El Baron del Terror, or The Brainiac. And that film, well, it has to be seen, no matter what you liked.

  14. So little time, so many thoughts; gonna have to go with some glaringly obvious ones…

    If you like NATURAL BORN KILLERS, you may also like MAN BITES DOG and SERIES 7: THE CONTENDERS

    If you like SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, you may also like STREETS OF FIRE and THE LAST DRAGON

    If you like VERTIGO, you may also like BODY DOUBLE and PHANTOM THREAD

  15. If you liked A Clockwork Orange, you may also like Videodrome and Bronson. Andy Warhol called Videodrome “A Clockwork Orange for the 1980s,” and the publication Zoo called Bronson “A Clockwork Orange for the 21st century.”

  16. If you like Spike Milligan’s surreal and bizarre “The Bed-Sitting Room” I would recommend both the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore swinging 60’s Faust spoof “Bedazzled” and Peter O’Toole’s masterful, mercurial performance in “The Ruling Class.” Although these are three very different films in terms of tone and style they are all satirical explorations of the British national character made at a time when the old established order was struggling to maintain its relevance against the pressure of more modern and progressive societal and political trends. “Bedazzled” is the least overt in this regard as its satire is more broad and episodic but it still has a lot to say about sweeping cultural change and the discomfort and conflict it can bring. “The Ruling Class” is by far the most cynical and pessimistic of the three. “The Bed-Sitting Room” although it takes place in apocalyptic, post-nuclear wasteland it’s often rather charming and sweet. Spike Milligan was just a big absurdist softie. :) The three films compliment each other beautifully and would make a great triple-feature!

  17. And while I’m at it… If you liked “Fellini Satyricon” you might also like “Marat/Sade” and “Salome’s Last Dance.” All three films have a dense, stylized look, all feature detailed historical settings and utilize a play-within-a-play narrative technique (aside from including a literal play “Satyricon” also tells several stories episodically in a highly theatrical flashback style). The setup of “Marat/Sade” is pretty much summed up by the full title: “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis DeSade.” It’s directed by Peter Brooks and performed by Glenda Jackson and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Just go watch it because it’s freaking amazing. “Salome’s Last Dance” is Ken Russell’s last truly great film and adapts the once-banned Oscar Wilde play “Salome” by having Wilde himself enjoy an illicit, secret birthday performance of it by the employees of his favorite brothel. It’s lush, gorgeous, beatifully acted, archly funny and profoundly moving.

  18. If you like Beast of Yucca Flats, you may also like Night of a Thousand Cats and School of the Holy Beast. Why? Because if you truly like Beast of Yucca Flats, you’ll probably appreciate some more insanity.

  19. If you liked Lisztomania then you’ll love The Devils and Altered States. Make the night a Ken Russel triple feature.

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