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Date Night; Presenting Sacha Guitry; Max Headroom: The Complete Series

Date Night

(20th Century Fox, $30)

“There’s no need to go out for a Date Night” when you’ve got Tina Fey and Steve Carell on DVD, said The Seattle Times. These consistently funny actors have a chemistry that keeps this comedy, about a couple whose night on the town goes awry, from becoming predictable.

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Presenting Sacha Guitry

(Eclipse, $60)

Sacha Guitry is one French filmmaker American audiences don’t know nearly well enough, said The New York Times. These films from the 1930s feature “some of the most purely pleasurable filmmaking imaginable—an inexhaustible storehouse of wit, joy, sensuality, and wisdom.”

Max Headroom: The Complete Series

(Shout! Factory, $50)

Max Headroom, the titular computer-animated talking head of ABC’s 1987 sci-fi drama, briefly became a media sensation, said The Washington Post. What’s most interesting today is the series’ “semi-dystopian, not-so-distant future,” which envisioned a world of digitized individuals.

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