Paramount Home Video has added three entertaining and romantic stops in the Big Apple with its DVD releases of "The Out-of-Towners," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Barefoot in the Park."
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn star in the comedy "The Out-of-Towners." He's a meticulous businessman from Ohio, and she's his wife, a romantic who wants to "suck the marrow out of life." A business trip to New York City soon turns into a series of mishaps in Central Park, Greenwich Village, Times Square and pretty much anywhere the pair visits.
It's a remake of the 1970 film starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.
In "Breakfast at Tiffany's," a 1961 hit movie based on Truman Capote's novella, Audrey Hepburn plays a captivating playgirl with writer George Peppard as her boyfriend.
Jane Fonda was a free-spirited newlywed trying to loosen up stodgy husband Robert Redford in "Barefoot in the Park," a 1967 movie based on Neil Simon's Broadway play.
The DVDs, listed at $29.99, feature interactive menus, scene selection and theatrical trailers and are in wide-screen format. Videocassettes have been out for some time and are still on the shelves of most rental stores. The older films are the kind of movies that are worth another viewing if you haven't caught them recently on television.
"A very funny listener" is the best way to describe Bob Newhart as Dr. Robert Hartley, the therapist and star of the "Bob Newhart Show." New Video Group Inc. has released a two-volume set, "The Doctor Is In," for $19.95 -- four episodes featuring therapy sessions. The four half-hour shows are "Mutiny on the Hartley," "The Battle of the Groups," "Death of a Fruitman" and "Group on a Hot Tin Roof."
"The Lost Ships," a popular three-part series that aired on TLC last year, is available in a three-volume set from Goldhil Home Media (156 minutes, $49.95, 1-800-250-8760). The series spans more than 2,000 years with the use of computer animation, underwater film and archival footage. The three titles: "Galley of the Gods," "Ghost of Trafalgar" and "The Last Broadside."
And for those who simply enjoy good eating comes "Classic Recipes for Jewish Cooking" hosted by award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan. Traditional dishes include challah, gefilte fish, chicken soup with matzoh balls, brisket, potato latkes and chocolate cheesecake. The $24.95 video runs about two hours. Call 1-800-223-7478.