Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Original Series (Volume 4)
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Don't be fooled by the VOLUME "4" This volume is continuing (not yet completing) the 35 episode season THREE, running September of 1989 to July 1990, their last season as a strictly syndicated series before CBS, picked them up for the remainder of their 10 years on air. The THIRD vol. contained the first 12 episodes of that season, VOL. 4 contains the next 12.
Notable stories from this season containing the introductions of two major characters recognizable from the 2000s: CASEY JONES (episode 39) and LEATHERHEAD (episode 41). In these earlier incarnations these character's are less like their FOX or their Mirage comicbook selves, but are still a pleasure to watch. Unfortunately this volume just missed including USAGI YOJIMBO (episode 43)
Here's the running order:
The Old Switcheroo
Attack of the Big MACC
The Four Musketurtles
Turtles at the Earth's Core
Beware the Lotus
Take Me to Your Leader
Blast from the Past
Casey Jones - Outlaw Hero
Turtles, Turtles Everywhere
Leatherhead: Terror of the Swamp
Corporate Raiders from Dimension X
Note: 5 stars series, but 3 for DVD extras.
As far as the DVD goes, I still think Artisan should have just released the whole 1989 Season in a boxset (like most tv shows) instead of these twice a year, 12 episode, dvds. But I can't complain too much since they are releasing all of them in order, even though it will take years before all the episodes are out. The quality of the episodes are good but everything else is just pretty much bare bones. It would be nice if there were at least a few extras included, but again it is still nice they continue to release TMNT on DVD. With a cheap price it is a good purchase, but just dont expect anything exstensive.
TMNT alum Casey Jones finally gets to make his animated debut in "Casey Jones: Outlaw Hero." He appeared in a few other episodes as well, such as "Night of the Rogues," "Leonardo Cuts Loose," and "Cyber Turtles." On an interesting note, this show's version of Casey was never seen without his trademark hockey mask.
The tenth episode marks Baxter's return in "Return of the Fly." Interestingly enough, it also features the Rat King as a somewhat ally for the Turtles, who briefly appears to give them some info when Shredder captures April yet again. Personally, I liked this development for him, as it made his true allegiences unclear. While he would still appear to menace the green teens, he would also appear in other episodes like this one to unexpectedly give the Turtles info or advice. Too bad his character was all but runied in season 8 when he was turned into a trench-coat and fedora clad gun-toting assassin.
This also has one of my favorite episodes in the series, and hands down the funniest: Cowabunga Shredhead. In it, Shredder and Krang attempt to make duplicates of the world leaders in order to take over the world. Shredder also attempts to make a duplicate of Michelangelo in order to infiltrate the Turtles and destroy them.Read more ›
THE NINJA SWORD OF NOWHERE
20,000 LEAKS UNDER THE CITY
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
THE FOUR MUSKETURTLES
TURTLES, TURTLES EVERYWHERE
INVASION OF THE TURTLE SNATCHERS
GREEN WITH JEALOUSY
RETURN OF THE FLY
CASEY JONES: OUTLAW HERO
I recomant this to any TMNT fan, or just any cartoon fan. You won't be sorry buying this DVD. I already can't wait for Volume 5, or Volume 6 for that matter :=)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got all volumes. And they all have a great picture and play very well. Just as I remember from being a kid.Published 25 days ago by victoria
Love the classic turtles. Now my son is enjoying what I did as a child.Published 4 months ago by sweet
My grandson is obsessed with TMNT so he is doing the happy dance todayPublished 5 months ago by Debbie Kirkman
Just as I remembered from my childhood. Now my little boy loves the Original TNMT as much as I did! I'm so glad that they're available.Published 7 months ago by NoxX22