Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Original Series: Volume 5 (1989)

Genre(s): Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Crime / Drama
Lions Gate || NR - 289 minutes - $14.98 || August 29, 2006
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2006-09-11

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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

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Special Features

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Audio and Video

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Director: NA
Writer(s): Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird (created by)
Cast: Townsend Coleman, Beau Weaver, James Avery, Cam Clarke, Jim Cummings

Theatrical Release Date: NA

Supplemental Material:


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: None

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.::THE FILM::.

As a child, I grew up loving Ninja Turtles (yes, I'm from THAT generatio), I saw the first film in theatres in 1990 and it's 2 sequals as well) in every one of it's major media forms. In addition to the films i had tons and TONS of the toys and watched the cartoon religiously. So far, Lionsgate has done a pretty good job of bringing some of those old shows back on dvd. Volume 5 continues that tradition.

The first volume was the 5 episode 1st season of the show and the 2nd volume contained the 12 episode season 2 but volume 3, 4, 5 (this volume) and possibly the next couple of sets all contain 12 episodes from the supersized season 3 (the season where the show became a weekday afternoon staple in syndication). Season 3 is when the show had some of it's best episodes and some of it's more entertaining guest stars. Volume 5 of the dvd collection has some of my favorite episodes of all time. If you're a fan you get to see the following guest stars: Casey Jones, Leatherhead (Twice!), Usagi Yojimbo (also TWICE!), Metalhead, Lotus Blossom (Leonardo gets a girlfriend!), and the crazy motherf**ker known as the Rat King (in the absolute classic 'Leatherhead Meets the Rat King').

Yeah, the show isn't rocket science but as far as this show goes, this is easily the best collection of the show released thus far and gets a big thumbs up from me.


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Not bad, not great, simply standard stuff here. Very little grain though which is always a good thing.


The only thing these dvds are missing is features. I'm sure there's something that can be added to these supplemental wise but alas it's just a treat to get the episodes on dvd in the first place. TURTLE POWER!