The clever, laugh-out-loud "Four Weddings and a Funeral," starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, arrives in video stores Tuesday, Sept. 7, on videocassette and DVD as part of MGM's 75th anniversary.
The enchanting two-hour comedy is listed for $14.95. The DVD version, which includes an eight-page booklet as well as the original theatrical trailer, lists for $24.98 and is available in both standard and wide-screen formats.
The 1994 movie's co-stars include Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, John Hannah and Rowan Atkinson.
But the central plot belongs to MacDowell and Grant, who is always the best man and never the groom. Late to every wedding, he is determined to avoid even a scent of commitment.
Then he encounters the girl of his dreams, MacDowell, a sultry American beauty. He keeps bumping into her at one ceremony after another and finds that he cannot hold out any longer.
Just as he resigns himself to making the big plunge, he learns that she, too, has decided she's ready for marriage. However, her plans call for her to exchange vows with another man.
BBC Video, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, is serving up three delectable British titles: "The Duchess of Duke Street," "The Vicar of Dibley" and "Keeping Up Appearances."
This is the second series of "The Duchess of Duke Street," a saga of a woman's rise from scullery maid to owner of London's most fashionable hotel. The series originally aired on PBS's "Mobil Masterpiece Theatre" and cable's A&E Network. The six-volume set lists for $99.98.
This season's release of "The Vicar of Dibley" consists of Volume 3 ("The Easter Bunny" and "The Christmas Lunch Incident") and Volume 4 ("Engagement," "Dibley Live," "Celebrity Vicar" and "Love and Marriage"), listed at $19.98 each. Three new-to-video episodes make up the "Keeping Up Appearances" video, titled "Entertaining the Hyacinth Way," also $19.98.
Stan Laurel and OIiver Hardy appeared in 105 movies together from 1927 to 1951. Now from Monarch Home Video comes "The All New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy: For the Love of Mummy," with Bronson Pinchot playing Laurel's nephew and Gailard Sartain taking the role of Hardy's nephew.
The production is headed by former Laurel partner Larry Harmon, best known as TV's Bozo the Clown, and John Cherry, director of the "Ernest" movies.