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Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Summer must-sees Special

Posted Jun 23, 2015 by Earl Dittman
From new animated films featuring well-loved characters like Curious George and Tom & Jerry (check out the clip from 'Spy Quest') to the latest seasons of 'Ripper Street' and 'Workaholics,' there are a handful of just-released discs you cannot miss.
A scene from the new DVD  Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest
A scene from the new DVD 'Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest"
Warner Bros
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Warner Bros
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest
Several popular and classic cartoon characters come together in this brand new, action-packed, full-length animated film, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest. Fans of all ages won't want to miss this heart-stopping adventure, featuring Tom and Jerry, that tussling twosome, along with Johnny Quest and his pal Hadji from the classic, action-adventure animated series The Adventures of Jonny Quest, as they embark on a dangerous spy mission in order to save the world.
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Comedy Central/Paramount
Workaholics: Season Five
Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Ders Holm return for another season of misguided schemes and non-stop partying with Workaholics: Season Five, now on DVD & Blu-ray. From schooling the competition in 80s trivia to crashing a DeMamp family funeral, these guys are fending off adulthood in style. Bonus (Blu-ray + DVD UltraViolet) Features: Bloopers; Deleted Scenes; Uncensored Trailer; Behind the Scenes of the Trailer #FreeTheButtCheeks and more!
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Cinedigm
Side Piece
Extra-marital affairs are a concept that dates back to Biblical days. However, with the sudden explosion, acceptance and exploitation of side pieces are we saying that this is now the new norm? With top television shows such as Scandal, Being Mary Jane and Mistresses, the idea of side piece has turned from shameful to flattering. Secret lovers are blackmailing for money, fame and power. Side chicks are becoming wives and the institution of marriage is slowly crumbling. Is there a science behind the challenges of monogamy? Is fidelity no longer an option? Bonus Feature: Deleted Scene: Group Discussion - "To Side Piece or Not?"
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Lionsgate
If There Be Thorns
The Dollanganger saga continues with If There Be Thorns, based on the third novel in the V.C. Andrews best-selling Flowers In The Attic series. Although Christopher and Cathy have escaped Foxworth Hall and live together as man and wife in California with Cathy's two sons, Jory and Bart, the dark past is always lurking behind. When a mysterious woman moves in next door and befriends Bart, he begins a strange transformation. In fact, it is Corinne, and she introduces Bart to his evil great-grandfather's diary. Bart accuses his parents of being the "devil's spawn" as the secrets of the past are held to the fire. Heather Graham (Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind) returns as Corrine, Christopher and Cathy's mother. Jason Lewis (Sex and the City, Brothers & Sisters) stars as Christopher, with Rachael Carpani (McLeod's Daughters) as Cathy and Mason Cook (Legends) as Cathy's con, Bart.
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BBC
Ripper Street: Season Three
Race through the broken streets of Whitechapel in this thrilling series. It's been four years since the split of the dynamic crime-fighting team of DI Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen, Pride & Prejudice), Sgt. Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones), and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, Tennessee). Each member of the trio has fallen into personal turmoil, but they find themselves reuniting and putting their past aside after a train heist leads to a massive locomotive accident. Their pursuit of the culprit leads to a chain of events that will wreak havoc through the streets of Whitechapel.
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Universal
An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success
Grace has a real talent for baking and a passion for making delicious dreams come true. When her mom announces a trip to visit relatives in Paris, Grace isn't so sure about leaving her friends and their cupcake business. That is, until she discovers she'll get to work with her uncle and cousin in a real French pastry shop! But nothing goes as planned and her attempts to help out end in disaster. Grace is determined to make things better and with some help from her family and a little pup named Bonbon, she turns her vacation around. But when Grace returns home, she discovers a new problem - her grandparents' bakery is in trouble. With their dreams on the line, can Grace find the winning recipe for success? Bonus (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) Features: "Girls About Town"; "Meet Bonbon"; "MasterChef Junior"; "Doggie Day Spa and "Playing Dress Up."
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Cinedigm
If You Build It
From the director of Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. If You Build It follows designer-activist Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what s possible. Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O'Malley and Neal Baer, If You Build It offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.
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Universal
Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle
Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone's favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle. When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of John Goodman and Angela Bassett, with music by the Plain White T's, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy. Bonus Features: 4 Sing Along Songs - "Ordinary Superman," "Welcome to Paradise," "Beautiful Wild" and "Together Forever."
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BBC
Doctor Who: The Cybermen
Few villains in the fantastical world of Doctor Who spark such terror as the dreaded Cybermen - the murderous cyborgs with a bone chilling lack of emotion. This special DVD set, three different Doctors, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi, do battle with the Cybermen is six of the most thrilling adventures ever filmed. It's a Doctor Who collectors set for the ages. Episodes Include: "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday," "Closing Time," "Nightmare in Silver" and "Dark Water/Death in Heaven." Bonus Features: "Earthshock' - Fifth Doctor Peter Davidson stars in this 4-apart classic Cybermen adventure and "Cybermen Origins" - A new documentary chronicling the history of these dreadful monsters.