Playwright Peter Nichols adapted his own blackly comic 1967 Tony Award-winning play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 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.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg gets a Limited Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray premiere) from Powerhouse Films, as part of their Indicator Series.
• High Definition re-master
• 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): a new interview with the actress
• From Stage to Screen: Peter Nichols on ‘Joe Egg’ (2017, 20 mins): a new interview with the playwright
• Original theatrical trailer
• New and improved English subtitles
• Collector’s booklet with a new essay by Marcus Hearn, Peter Nichols on the making of the film, and a look at the original Citizens Theatre stage production.