On June 5, Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season will become the first TV on DVD release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Blu-ray disc format. The four-disc DVD and Blu-ray release includes all 13 episodes along with exclusive bonus features, including a blooper reel, deleted scenes and six all-new featurettes with the cast and producers. The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Denis Leary, who was described by USA Today as “… the best actor playing the best character in the best show on basic cable.”

Created by Leary and two-time Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Peter Tolan (TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Murphy Brown”), Rescue Me skillfully finds the humor in everyday life while never shying away from the emotional tragedies that affect the characters. In addition to Leary, the series stars Daniel Sujata, James McCaffrey, Jack McGee, Michael Lombardi, Steve Pasquale, John Scurti, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters, Andrea Roth, Callie Thorne, Lenny Clarke, and two-time Oscar nominee Charles Durning.

This season includes guest stars Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal, Kate Burton, and Reverend Al Sharpton.

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RESCUE ME:
THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Series Stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award Nominee Denis Leary
with Guest Stars Including Academy Award® Winners
Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, and Tatum O’Neal

Available on DVD and Blu-ray June 5

CULVER CITY, CALIF. – On June 5, Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season will become the first TV on DVD release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Blu-ray disc format. The four-disc DVD and Blu-ray release includes all 13 episodes along with exclusive bonus features, including a blooper reel, deleted scenes and six all-new featurettes with the cast and producers. The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Denis Leary (Ice Age, The Ref), who was described by USA Today as “… the best actor playing the best character in the best show on basic cable.” Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD for $49.95 SLP or Blu-ray disc for $79.95 SLP.

Created by Leary and two-time Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Peter Tolan (TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Murphy Brown”), Rescue Me skillfully finds the humor in everyday life while never shying away from the emotional tragedies that affect the characters. In addition to Leary, the series stars Daniel Sujata, James McCaffrey, Jack McGee, Michael Lombardi, Steve Pasquale, John Scurti, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters, Andrea Roth, Callie Thorne, Lenny Clarke, and two-time Oscar nominee Charles Durning.

This season includes guest stars Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, Dead Man Walking, 1996), Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1993), Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal (Best Supporting Actress, Paper Moon, 1974), Kate Burton (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), and Reverend Al Sharpton.

Rescue Me centers on the inner workings of a New York City firehouse and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world. The third season opens with Tommy Gavin’s (Leary) crisis-prone family falling apart. His son is dead, the victim of a hit-and-run accident that also puts his marriage in jeopardy; his uncle (Lenny Clarke) is in prison; and his father’s (Charles Durning) health is failing. Romantically, Tommy continues his neurotic relationship with his cousin’s widow Sheila (Thorne), while conducting affairs with a teacher and his brother’s ex-wife (Tomei). In addition, his brother Johnny (Dean Winters) romances Tommy’s ex-wife, Franco’s (Daniel Sunjata) new girlfriend (Sarandon) takes his daughter, and Mike (Mike Lombardi) explores his sexuality.

The critically acclaimed Rescue Me has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Writing and Directing; honored with the Producers Guild of America’s 2005 Visionary Award; and nominated for six Satellite Awards (winning for Best Ensemble: Television in 2005).

Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season episodes include:
Devil
Discovery
Torture
Sparks
Chlamydia
Zombies
Satisfaction
Karate
Pieces
Retards
Twilight
Hell
Beached

DVD and Blu-ray Disc Special Features Include:
• Blooper Reel
• Featurette: Behind the Smoke
• Featurette: Rescue Me Heroes
• Featurette: The Bravest Traditions
• Featurette: Being Dennis Leary
• Featurette: Going to the Gay Place
• Location Tour
• Deleted Scenes
• Sneak Peek at the Fourth Season
• Digitally Remastered Audio and Video
• Widescreen Presentations
• Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
• Bonus Previews
• Closed Captioned