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Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 25369456
  • Release Date: 08/12/2014
  • Rating: PG
$14.99

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

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    Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    This documentary takes a look at the history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, from its origins as an alternative comic book in the 1980's, to its hugely successful presence as an animated TV show and live action movies series. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi



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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great starting point

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      Shanus
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      This documentary does a wonderful job of covering the origins of our favorite reptiles and their creators. But it almost feels like part one of two. The origins of the turtles is covered very, very well with some amazing archival footage and great interviews. However, It's definitely missing some historical pieces and feels lacking in a few areas. Here is a breakdown: Topics covered VERY WELL - 1. How the creators came up with the comic and began producing the series 2. The original toy line and their influence on the franchise 3. The original 1980's animation series, including interviews with the major voice actors. 4. The original 1990 film coming to fruition with some fantastic clips/deleted scenes that have never been seen before 5. The live musical tours 6. The falling apart of the creators and eventual sale of the property Topics covered POORLY or not at all - 1. First off, THIS DVD HAS NO EXTRAS! So you could buy this in HD via digital download and have a higher quality copy and not be lacking anything. DVD NOT recommended. 2. The only TMNT film covered in the documentary is the 1990 film. The other 4 major motion pictures are barely mentioned or not shown at all. 3. The only animation show talked about and shown is the 1980's cartoon. The other 3 television shows are either barely shown or not mentioned/shown at all (I would have loved more info on the 2003 series) Again, it feels like a part one of two documentary. The origins and foundation are wonderfully lain out, but there are so many other topics that could be delved into that a second documentary, or at least some substantial extras, could help fill in the gaps. And you can tell these filmmakers have the footage and interviews to make that possible! I recommend this documentary to any turtles fan, but pick up the digital HD copy, unless they re-release this DVD with extras. * Also, there is talk about these filmmakers assisting in re-releasing the original 1990 film with deleted scenes and extras - which would be amazing!

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