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August 1, 2017: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Check out clips from August 1 releases The Circle, The Wall and S.W.A.T.: Under Siege!

We’re kicking off the week with three clips from August 1 releases. In the top player below, you can watch as Emma Watson takes you behind the scenes of The Circle. Then, get an inside look at the Doug Liman military thriller The Wall (on Digital HD August 1) and, just beneath that, watch a clip from S.W.A.T.: Under Siege featuring Adrianne Palicki.

Other recent big screen hits coming to DVD and Blu-ray include Nacho Vigalondo’s impressive indie drama meets Kaiju actioner Colossal, the Zach Braff-helmed remake of Going in Style, and the street magician drama Sleight. You’ll also find the UFO thriller Phoenix Forgotten, writer and director Azazel Jacobs’ story of romance reignifed in The Lovers, and the early World War I drama The Ottoman Lieutenant. Finally, Japan’s latest feature film starring the country’s biggest movie star arrives with Shin Godzilla.

Arriving on DVD only, you can catch Annabelle: Creation‘s Lulu Wilson in a direct-to-video franchise sequel arriving more than 20 years after the original, Cop and a Half: The New Recruit.

Shout! Factory has a real treat for James Gunn fans this week as the Guardians of the Galaxy mastermind’s 2006 creature feature Slither arrives on Blu-ray. Not only does the new Scream Factory collector’s edition mark the film’s HD debut, it’s packed with extra features, including a new commentary track from Gunn, Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker.

Steelbook collectors and John Carpenter fans also get a fun set of releases on August 1 with new reissues of the Scream Factory editions of Escape From New YorkThe Fog and They Live. These are the same discs as the already-great Scream Factory collectors editions, but released with stylish wraparound steelbook artwork to celebrate the Master of Horror!

Kino Lorber then delivers the 1993 thriller The Good Son, which our own Chris Alexander took an extended look at last week.

Small screen releases hitting August 1 include two recent HBO hits: Big Little Lies and Crashing.

Digital HD titles arriving August 1 begin with Ridley Scott’s Alien Convenant, the latest entry in the sci-fi horror franchise he created in 1979. There’s also the young adult adaptation Everything Everything, the family road trip adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and the Eugenio Derbez comedy How to Be a Latin Lover.

You can check out cover art for all the August 1, 2017 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable)

- “No More Secrets: Completing The Circle — A Four-Part Series" Featurette
- "The Future Won't Wait: Design and Technology" Featurette
- "A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton" Featurette
- Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles

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- Deleted Scenes
- Director's Commentary by Zach Braff
- Optional English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Parisian French subtitles

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- New Audio Commentary with Writer and Director Azazel Jacobs
- "The Music of Romance" Scoring The Lovers" Featurette
- "A Complicated Passion: Making The Lovers" Featurette

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- Sophie's Story
- Phoenix Found
- Audio Commentary with: Justin Barber, Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez and Justin Matthews

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- Godzilla vs. the Nerds: Interview
- Original Trailers
- Original Japanese Audio Track with English subtitles
- English Audio Track

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- New Audio Commentary With Writer/Director James Gunn And Actors Nathan Fillion And Michael Rooker
- New The Genesis Of SLITHER – An Interview With Writer/Director James Gunn
- New The Other MacReady – An Interview With Actor Gregg Henry
- Audio Commentary With James Gunn And Nathan Fillion (From 2006)
- Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary By James Gunn
- Visual Effects: Step By Step
- Slithery Set Tour With Actor Nathan Fillion
- The Sick Minds And Slimy Days Of SLITHER
- Brewing The Blood – How To Make Blood
- Bringing SLITHER's Creatures To Life
- Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary
- Gag Reel
- Who Is Bill Pardy? Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer

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- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Roddy Piper
- "Independent Thoughts" – An Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
- "Man Vs. Aliens" – An Interview With Actor Keith David
- "Woman Of Mystery" – An Interview With Actress Meg Foster
- "Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds Of They Live" – A look At The Visual Style, Stunts And Music With Director Of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, And Co-Composer Alan Howarth
- Original EPK: The Making Of They Live
- Never-Before-Seen Footage From Commercials Created For The Film
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery

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DISC ONE

- New 2K Scan Of The Interpositive, Struck From The Original Negative
- New Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
- Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
- Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves

DISC TWO

- New Big Challenges In Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
- New Scoring The Escape: A Discussion With Composer Alan Howarth
- New On Set With John Carpenter: The Images Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK With Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
- New I Am Taylor: An Interview With Actor Joe Unger
- New My Night On The Set: An Interview With Filmmaker David DeCoteau
- Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence
- Return To Escape From New York Featurette
- Theatrical Trailers
- Photo Galleries – Behind-The-Scenes, Posters And Lobby Cards

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- 1080p High-Definition Transfer Supervised By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Writer/Producer Debra Hill
- Audio Commentary With Actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins And Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
- Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
- "Tales From The Mist: Inside The Fog" Featurette
- "Fear On Film: Inside The Fog" Featurette
- "The Fog: Storyboard To Film" Featurette
- Horror's Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film's Locations
- Outtakes
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Photo Gallery

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- Interview with Director Joseph Ruben
- Interview with actor Wendy Crewson
- Interview with actor Daniel Hugh Kelly
- Interview with actor David Morse
- Interview with Cinematographer John Lindley
- Reversible Art
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Optional English SDH subtitles

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- All seven episodes
- Six "Inside the Episode" pieces
- Exclusive extended "About Big Little Lies" piece featuring never-before-seen cast interviews
- Behind-the-scenes footage

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- Guest Star Fan Club – Pete Holmes talks about his experience working with comedians Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Hannibal Buress, and Sarah Silverman, all of whom guest starred in Season 1 of Crashing.
- Comedy Extras – Enjoy the comedy stylings of T.J. Miller, Aparna Nancherla, and Pete Holmes as they perform their hysterical scenes from Season 1.
- About Crashing - Get the hilarious lowdown on Crashing with star Pete Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow.
- The Art of Crashing - Hear what it takes to make it in the comedy business from Pete Holmes and his comic cohorts in this behind-the-scenes featurette.

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