The R-rated drama from writer/director Edward Burns is planned for Blu-ray this holiday season. In an early announcement to retailers, Magnolia will be releasing ‘The Fitzgerald Family Christmas’ on Blu-ray on November 5.
With ‘The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,’ Edward Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of ‘The Brothers McMullen.’ Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (‘Nashville,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (‘Little Children,’ ‘Beautiful Girls’) and Kerry Bishé (‘Newlyweds’), Burns seamlessly weaves an ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father (Ed Lauter, ‘The Artist,’ ‘The Longest Yard’) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges.
Specs haven’t been revealed yet, but supplements include: The Making of The Fitzgerald Family Christmas; Audio Commentary with writer, director, producer and actor Edward Burns; and Original Theatrical Trailer.