New on DVD
<em>Whatever Works; Monty Python: Almost the Truth; On the Road With Charles Kuralt: Set 1</em>
Whatever Works(Sony, $27.96)Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David essentially plays Woody Allen in the director’s most recent film—a “match made in misanthrope heaven,” said The Philadelphia Inquirer. In this “most satisfying” comedy, David’s caustic New Yorker falls for a “baton-twirling runaway” from the South (Evan Rachel Wood).
Monty Python: Almost the Truth(Vivendi, $39.99)“Get the comfy chair” out for this six-hour documentary tracing the history of the British comedy troupe, said The Washington Post. Reunited a quarter-century after their last film, the surviving high priests of absurdity recount their experiences with “tenderness and loyalty,” as well as good-natured bickering.
On the Road With Charles Kuralt: Set 1(Acorn Media, $39.99)It’s easy to see why CBS reporter Charles Kuralt was sometimes called “the common man’s poet,” said the Chicago Daily Herald. Here, 76 of the beloved journalist’s Sunday-morning On the Road segments are collected, including “wonderful stories” about Maine shipbuilders, hippie bikers, and Louisiana barflies.