Thursday, July 5, 2007

Reptiles In A Box

[DVD Cover To Cover: the entire line-up for grabs]
Written by GL

Those over-active green teens with ninja attitudes rocked.! Even after their 2007 computer-graphical release in cinemas, it just so happens that they still rock. And it's a good thing that things that rock aren't being allowed to fade away into VHS dust.

Out since 2004, this really (let's be honest) tacky covered DVD line features all those collected episodes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, that debuted in 1987. This was and still is my favorite animated version of the TMNTs. This DVD set is sold separately and features all those shows from season one to season three (give or take: 66 episodes in total).

There are currently no TV reruns of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, not even in the US. An episode has not been shown on US television since 1996. Many episodes were, however, released on many VHS tapes from 1988 to 1996 by Family Home Entertainment. Some reruns were shown for UK audiences on CBBC weekday mornings. That all means that TMNT is a must have set for fans who totally enjoyed this series; I want it for sure.

Lions Gate Home Entertainment has released this series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. Miscellaneous information you may need are:

Format: Animated, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Rating NR
Studio: Lions Gate

The very first volume (shown above) only features the first five pilot episodes and some bonus extras. All the other volumes contain 9-13 episodes in production order (awesome). After six volumes, it has been announced that the series will now be released in season sets (cowabunga), starting with season 4 (39 episodes on a 5 disc set - radical).

[Season 4 Box Set: mean, green, cavity-free machine]

The going price for the DVD single disc sets are below US$10, whereas the above-pictured box set is at US$29.99. Look to spend about B$45 on the box sets. Remember: more season box sets are coming so budget yourselves in moderation (a little advice from Uncle GL)