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New this week on DVD

October 09, 2008

"The Happening"



Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel go on the run -- to stay ahead of a bizarre mental illness that prompts people to kill themselves. Blu-ray set includes a featurette on how M. Night Shyamalan crafted the eerie breeze that signals the movement of the contagion. DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98. (20th Century Fox)

"Sleeping Beauty"



Classic Disney cartoons issue this 50th anniversary package of the tale of an enchanted princess slumbering until her true love plants a kiss on her. The two-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets come with a new documentary chronicling the creation of studio founder Walt Disney's last animated adventure. DVD set, $29.99; Blu-ray set, $35.99. (Disney)

"The Simpsons: The Eleventh Season"



Homer and his comrades march on for another season featuring guest voice stars Mel Gibson, Britney Spears and Willie Nelson. The four-disc set has all 22 episodes, plus deleted scenes and commentary. DVD set, $49.98. (20th Century Fox)

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"Touch of Evil"



Orson Welles directed and co-starred in the film noir classic that features Charlton Heston in a tale of crime and corruption. All versions come with commentary, and the set has a documentary segment chronicling the different cuts of the film. DVD set, $26.98. (Universal)

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