A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

Playwright Peter Nichols adapted his own blackly comic 1967 Tony Award-winning play for this confrontational film version by director Peter Medak. Alan Bates and Janet Suzman play a married couple struggling to come to terms with their daughter’s disability using comedy and cruelty to dispel the desperation of their situation. This uncomfortable, provocative film about marriage, children and life choices is startlingly funny as well as deeply moving.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and film historian Sam Dunn
  • Remembering the Day: Janet Suzman on ‘Joe Egg’ (2017, 18 mins): interview with the acclaimed actor
  • From Stage to Screen: Peter Nichols on ‘Joe Egg’ (2017, 20 mins): interview with the celebrated playwright
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing