August 30: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
August 30 brings home Me Before You, The Jungle Book, Star Wars: Rebels and more!
Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the top titles arriving this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at the major new releases, catalogue films and television collections hitting shelves and/or VOD beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
Kicking off the week is a pair of recent big screen releases. Walt Disney Home Entertainment brings to Blu-ray Jon Favreau’s massive box hit, The Jungle Book, while Warner Bros. Home Entertainment delivers Thea Sharrock’s romantic drama Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.
The Criterion Collection, meanwhile, offers their own double feature with a pair of Orson Welles titles. Joining the collection on August 30 are both 1965’s Chimes at Midnight and 1968’s The Immortal Story.
Shout! Factory is experimenting with a new limited edition line of cult titles, the first of which debuts August 30 with a Deathstalker / Deathstalker II Blu-ray double feature. Limited to 1,000 copies, the set is only available directly from Shout! Factory.
Celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary, Image Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray special edition of Alan Parker’s musical comedy drama The Commitments.
A trio of small screen shows head to Blu-ray August 30. Be on the lookout for season four of The CW‘s DC Comics series, Arrow, season two of Disney XD‘s animated adventure Star Wars: Rebels, and season six of Showtime‘s dark comedy Shameless.
Small screen titles arriving on DVD only this week include the first season of the STARZ comedy series Blunt Talk, the fourth season of NBC‘s Chicago Fire, the first season of the spinoff, Chicago Med, the seventh season of CBS‘ NCIS: Los Angeles, 11th season of the network’s Criminal Minds and the 12th season of ABC‘s Grey’s Anatomy.
Debuting via Digital HD this week is Marvel Studios‘ massive summer blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, Nicolas Winding Refn’s haunting stylistic thriller The Neon Demon and, debuting directly to home video, the franchise sequel Kickboxer: Vengeance.
Also arriving via Digital HD this week is Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. You can go behind the scenes of the animated feature with an exclusive video that explores the film’s use of motion capture technology and features stars Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, and Sean Bean.
You can check out cover art for all the August 30 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable).
- “The Jungle Book" Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss "The Jungle Book" and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling's original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney's innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film's colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.
- I Am Mowgli – Follow the extraordinary journey of 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli "alongside" some of today's biggest movie stars. Get a glimpse of Neel's life before Hollywood came calling, check out his audition that sealed the deal, and see how a close-working relationship with Favreau brought out his best. Plus, Neel shares how filming "The Jungle Book" was one wild ride, from working alongside imaginary animals to performing some super-fun stunts.
- King Louie's Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the "I Wan'na Be Like You" sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man's deadly "red flower" (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken's recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film's most memorable scenes.
- Audio Commentary – Favreau delivers his scene-by-scene perspective on the live-action adventure "The Jungle Book" with all the candor and humor you'd expect from this multi-talented actor-writer-director-producer.
- Me Before You: From Page to Screen
- Deleted Scenes
- 25 Years Later: New interview with Alan Parker and cast
- Audio Commentary with Alan Parker
- Four Behind-the-Scenes featurettes
- Music Video
- Image Galleries
- Collectible Booklet
- German Intertitles with Optional English Subtitles
- Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
- 2016 Re-release trailer
- Comparison of B&W / Color Footage
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary featuring film scholar James Naremore, author of The Magic World of Orson Welles
- New interview with actor Keith Baxter
- New interview with director Orson Welles’s daughter Beatrice Welles, who appeared in the film at age nine
- New interview with actor and Welles biographer Simon Callow
- New interview with film historian Joseph McBride, author of What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?
- Interview with Welles while at work editing the film, from a 1965 episode of The Merv Griffin Show
- An essay by film scholar Michael Anderegg
- New, restored 4K digital transfer of the English-language version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate French-language version of the film
- Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
- Portrait: Orson Welles, a 1968 documentary directed by François Reichenbach and Frédéric Rossif
- New interview with actor Norman Eshley
- Interview from 2004 with cinematographer Willy Kurant
- New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas
- An essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
- Audio Commentary With Actor Tom Hiddleston, Director Ben Wheatley, And Producer Jeremy Thomas
- Building The World Of High-Rise: 70's Style
- Heady Special Effects
- Breaking Down High-Rise & Its Tenants
- High-Rise: Bringing Ballard To The Big Screen
- Theatrical Trailer
- Includes all six unrated episodes, as originally aired on the BBC
Audio Commentary By Producer/Director John Sbardellati, Special Makeup Effects Artist John Carl Buechler And Actor Richard Brooker
Audio Commentary By Director Jim Wynorski, Actors John Terlesky And Toni Naples
- ALL 23 one-hour episodes plus Flash crossover
- Star Crossed Hawks featurette
- Star Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette
- Smooth Criminal: The Damien Darhk Story featurette
- Arrow: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
- Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
- Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
- All 12 episodes
- Running The Table: A Shameless Conversation (Featurette)
- Shamelessly Shanola (Featurette)
- Deleted Scenes
- 20 minutes of in-depth bonus features including commentary on the writing and making of each episode from Creator Jonathan Ames
- Behind the Scenes
- "Malignant" - Chicago Med Crossover Episode
- "Now I'm God" - Chicago P.D. Crossover Episode
- “The Beating Heart" - Chicago Fire Crossover Episode
- "Now I'm God" - Chicago P.D. Crossover Episode
- Audio commentary on select episodes
- Deleted scenes
- Gag reel
- Three all-new featurettes on the making-of the 11th Season
- The Future Is Now
- Cast Roundtable
- Cast & Crew - Year In Review
- Give Me Two Steps
- 150th Episode
- Commentary with Mark Harmon, Arvin Brown & Gary Glasberg
- Music and Sound
- Home Sweet Home
- Commentary with Robert Wagner & Michael Weatherly