OUT ON VIDEO

An occasional update of video releases

* MR. WONDERFUL -

Distressed at the size of his alimony payments, a divorced man decides to find a new husband for his former spouse, and winds up rekindling his own relationship with her. There's a sunny mood and a breezy atmosphere to this easy-going comedy, and the chemistry between Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra is amiably echoed by William Hurt and Mary-Louise Parker in supporting roles. Director Anthony Minghella approaches the insinuating charm of his earlier ``Truly, Madly, Deeply'' without quite equaling its sense of anything-goes imagination. (Warner Home Video, Los Angeles)

* NIGHT AND DAY -

A young woman falls in love with two Paris taxi drivers who share the same cab by working different shifts. This highly praised romance comes from Chantal Akerman, surely the most gifted filmmaker in Belgium today. If its epigrammatic dialogue were as striking as its immaculate images, which resemble a series of exquisitely wrought paintings come to life, it would rank with her major works. (Fox Lorber Home Video, New York)

* WAX, OR, THE DISCOVERY OF TELEVISION AMONG THE BEES -

A beekeeper sets out to make contact with the world of the dead, aided by a mysterious TV set that he's convinced his bees have installed within his head. David Blair must have written this freewheeling fantasy after seeing Craig Baldwin's uproarious movie ``Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America,'' or perhaps reading Umberto Eco's novel ``Foucault's Pendulum,'' which features a similar assortment of wacko theories and impossible visions. Blair's visual strategies have a bizarre logic all their own, though, and his filmmaking makes up in energy what it lacks in three-dimensionality and warmth. Movie fans with adventurous leanings should find this a stimulating ride. (First Run Features, New York)

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