It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas hits Nov. 17
By April MacIntyre Nov 16, 2009, 5:45 GMT
Christmas in Philly with Charlie Day, Danny DeVito, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton - "It\'s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" USA © Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos
The Gang are ready to ring in the Yuletide in a sick and wrong way, as only they can do. The FX comedy is a straight to DVD special that features Danny DeVito's bare rump and the cast in their up-to-no-good ways
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will delight the hardcore fans of the FX show when on Nov. 17 it releases "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas" direct to DVD and, a first for the show, Blu-ray Disc.
“This show has got upward trajectory, not only on the network, but with DVD sales,” said studio home entertainment president Mike Dunn at a recent party for the release. “It’s great for the fan base.”
The show was created by Rob McElhenney, and is set to the lilting string instrument strains of a Sixties sitcom like "Family Affair." The show features Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day) and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) as three best friends who own Paddy's Irish Pub in Philadelphia, along with Dennis' sister Dee (Kaitlin Olson) who works as the bartender.
Self-interest and winning no matter what is key, regardless of how high or low the stakes are. While they generally are interested in making the business successful, the Gang get more pleasure in scamming one another. Un-PC topics like abortion, racism, underage drinking, dumpster babies, acid trips, molestation and the "Yahtzee" of death are the issues The Gang tackle.
The new DVD lives up to the standards, as The Gang celebrate the holidays in the raunchiest way possible in the never-before-seen It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas.
In the first never-before-seen feature length comedy, follow Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Frank and Dee as they spread their Christmas spirit with inappropriate childhood videos, a bloody encounter with Santa Claus and all the over-the-top, twisted and politically incorrect behavior the city of brotherly love can handle.
With its fifth season, set to premiere September 17, the unconventional original series has continued to gain a hardcore fan base with a strong cult following since the series premiere in 1995 and is now up 97% in ratings since its first season.
The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas Blu-ray Disc and DVD include behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew as they transform Paddy’s Pub into a winter wonderland, home videos of the gang as children celebrating the holidays and a Christmas Carol “Sunny Sing-A-Long.”
"Ho, ho, heyooo! Christmas is nearly here and the Paddy’s gang has got the spirit. Well, not really. For them, the holidays have always been a time of trickery, backstabbing, and disappointment. But this year things are going to be different as they are determined to rediscover the joy in Christmas. Join Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank as they embark on a holiday adventure filled with stolen toys, childhood videos, naked elves and a bloody run in with Santa Claus that is guaranteed to blast Christmas spirit all over!"
Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The A Very Sunny Christmas BD is presented in widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio on a 25GB single-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio along with English / French / Spanish subtitles. Special features include:
· “Young Charlie & Young Mac: Deleted Scenes
· Behind the Scenes/Making Of featurette
· Sunny Sing-A-Long
The A Very Sunny Christmas DVD is presented in widescreen 1:78:1 aspect ratiowith English Dolby Surround along with English / French / Spanish subtitles. Special features include all those listed above.