Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia It's A Very Sunny Christmas|
Actors: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
Genres: Comedy, Television
Ho, ho, heyooo! Christmas is upon us 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 t... more »
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John Smith | 11/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There seems to be two main groups of people giving this reviews - people who haven't seen it, but love the show, so they give it a 5, and people who hate the price, so they give it a 1. Ignore them both.
I just got this in the mail today, watched it, it's hilarious, as good as any episode. It's 40 minutes, the length of two episodes. The ending is a little weak, the rest is spectacular. That's really all there is to it. If you're willing to pay a standard DVD price for two episodes, go for it, I promise you won't be disappointed. If you don't think it's worth it, no one's twisting your arm, you have no right to complain."
Hilarious, but I admit may be expensive
Zac Lipman | NJ | 11/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of Always Sunny and would definitely reckomend(Charlie spelling) this DVD. Yes, it is expensive. I was lucky enough to get it discounted with Seasons 1-4 on the deal of the day(Thanks Amazon!) so it didn't really effect me. The added violence and cursing definitely made me wish every episode could have it! They use the cursing efficiently and always to great effect. If you like Always Sunny you can't really go wrong with this DVD. I was excited to see Mack and Charlie paired together again(Lately the dynamic has been Frank/Charlie and Mack/Dennis) for some great, hilarious moments. Loved it and think you will love it too!"
I think I know what happened here...
Glen Hubbard | Palatine, IL USA | 12/29/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of Always Sunny and own all the seasons on DVD. I am NOT a hater. This DVD is basically a double episode of Always Sunny with a Christmas theme. There are some funny bits, but it is not an outstanding episode. DVD Extras are weak and not worth the time.
What I think happened is this: The Always Sunny gang wanted to make a Christmas episode for broadcast, but when the suits saw this episode they balked and said "no way" to airing it. I mean, this thing pushes more boundaries than ever! So the gang added some minimal dvd extras (very minimal) and packaged it for a DVD release. (Possibly this was prompted by the suits at the network to recoup production costs, but maybe not.) Anyway it is an attempted cash grab and not worth the $20.
The clay-mation scene near the end was a GREAT idea, but I feel, a missed opportunity. It started well, but they went for gross and violent instead of just being Always Sunny. It was the one part I was really hoping to see, but it turned out to be a let down, and not funny at all.
The DVD Extras are s few deleted scenes with Mac and Charlie as kids, and a "Sing-a-Long With Always Sunny" which is HORRIBLE. They shot the 'Sing-a-Long' segment with odd lenses and tried to make it look like a Stephen King Horror movie, complete with odd sound effects. EPIC FAIL! Not funny, or even entertaining. Always Sunny is not about a nunch of serial killers! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
As the actual episode goes it is pretty good, but not great. There are some "Christmas Past" flashbacks that allow the viewer to possibly understand why all these people are so damaged. Dee and Dennis do not have well written parts in this one, It's mostly Mac and Charlie with some decent Frank bits thrown in. I personally found the funniest parts to be Charlie's. The one standout exception is, "Is there a man in that couch?", and not for the DeVito nudity; for the concept. It made me laugh to see Dee and Dennis basically say, "There is no man in that couch..." and then "...cut him an airhole before he suffocates." However Charlie's freakout scene with the mall Santa can't be beat!
Yes this is rude, offensive, wrong headed, and base. But that is par for the course for Always Sunny, so quit your complaining HATERS! This is not an episode for casual viewers, and would probably scare away the unintiated. My reason for giving it 2 stars is that it is a single double length episode for $20 (if it's on sale)! Way too pricey! If not for the price I would give it 3 or 4 stars.
I hope they include this in the season 5 box. It does not need to be a stand alone product.WARNING: DO NOT BUY THE BLUE RAY VERSION! THIS WAS NOT FILMED IN HIGH DEF, AND THE BLUE RAY IS UPCONVERTED STANDARD VIDEO!"
R. A. Martini | midland, mi United States | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an instant classic. I know price is an issue with a lot of other reviewers, but I have only watches this, I did not buy a copy. This christmas special is longer than a regular episode, fully uncensored (more swearing & blood), and completely hilarious as you take a look into the various traditions practiced by the gang around christmas time and learn their dark secrets from christmases past..."