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The new DVD releases include Date Night, Death at a Funeral and My Name Is Khan. We'll also look at upcoming new DVD releases.

August 10, 2010 - New DVD and Video Releases

'Date Night' DVD

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Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in this action comedy. Phil and Claire Foster (Carell and Fey) are an ordinary suburban married couple with kids and jobs. One night they impulsively go to a trendy Manhattan restaurant for dinner, but no tables are available. Discovering that another couple, the Tripplehorns, are no-shows for their reservation, the Fosters claim to be the Tripplehorns. Soon the Fosters find themselves running away from bad guys after a computer flash drive. Ray Liotta portrays a mobster, and Mark Wahlberg plays a security expert who never wears a shirt.

'Death at a Funeral' DVD

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This 2010 American comedy is a generally faithful remake of a 2007 British film of the same name, but the setting is transposed from England to the Los Angeles area. This time around, the cast is mostly African-American, and it's a very strong one that includes Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, Loretta Devine, Keith David and Zoë Saldaña. The movie is crisply directed by Neil LaBute. The story is about a funeral where things go wildly wrong, including the dead man's gay lover showing up, a guest ending up naked on the rooftop, and an explosive bathroom incident.

'My Name Is Khan' DVD

'My Name Is Khan' DVD Cover Art
© Fox Home Entertainment

This is a Bollywood film set mainly in the United States and featuring Indian megastar Shah Rukh Khan. The hero is Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), who is raised in India, but moves to San Francisco, where he is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. He marries a beautiful divorced mother (Kajol), though she is Hindu, and he is Muslim. After 9/11, he goes on a self-appointed mission to convince Americans that he is not a terrorist. This leads him to a Guantanamo-like imprisonment to a black community in Georgia that suffers a Katrina-like disaster to a meeting with Barack Obama.

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