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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Original Series (Volume 3)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2006
It's so great that I can now finally watch the episodes as they were ment to be seen, unedited! When the series aired over here in Denmark, we sadlly enough had to put up with the teriblly edited versions of the episodes - the same version which were also shown in the UK!

Finally I can enjoy more unedited episodes from this great show, and I'm really greatful for that! The reason I've given this set 5 stars is for the episodes alone - they're fantastic! I agree with some of the other reviewers though, it would be nice to have comercial bumpers included, and extras like the "turtle tips", but hey - the episodes are beeing released, at that is what I'm buying these discs to enjoy most of all!

I do hope they'll keep releasing these. Ad leased one more is coming, namely volume 4, which will be released on april 4th. of cource I'll buy that one too, and I'd recommend everyone else to do the same thing, so that the intire series ad leased will make it to dvd at some point!

turtle power!!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2005
Thank god they released the original Turtles on DVD. The classic 80's series is fantastic, I never get tired of it. I don't mind at all about the lack of special features, just having the episodes released is fantastic, and I am so happy. Been waiting for years. Also we only had to wait 6 months between releases. I am looking forward to the rest of Season 3 to be released, can't wait :)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2013
This is why the "Season 3" release is obnoxious.
"volume 1" equals season 1. "Volume 2" equals season 2. So far everything is simple. A few years back, Season 3 was split up within "Volume 3", "Volume 4", "Volume 5", and "Volume 6". Now, for one fourth of the shelf space of Volumes 3-6 (and probably one fourth of the price too) you can get all of season 3 in just ONE way more organized package. It's annoying when franchises do these things. If you didn't buy volumes 3-6 then this is a GREAT buy, but if you did, then it's not worth paying money for this just to make the spines of the collection appear more organized (unless you have OCD).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
I bought Volumes 3, 4, 5 & 6 as they came out
with 12 episodes each for a total of 48 covering
the third season of the original animated show,
so when this set was released with 47 episodes,
it left me confused as to why one episode was missing.

well I just finished checking the discs and each
of the 4 discs in this boxed set contain 12 episodes
each, just like the original individual volume
releases did. They are even the exact same except
for two on the 1st disc that have their order switched
but that's no big deal when you were potentially worried
about one being missing... anyways, if you were confused
as I was about the number of episodes in the 3rd season,
you can now rest assured that there is 48 and they are
all included in this third season boxed set.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2006
I loved this cartoon so much as a kid and now I get to enjoy these DVDs. I know, we're all a little disappointed that the whole seasons arent being released. I guess there are no plans since they keep putting out the "best of" volumes. STILL...it's awesome to have such an amazing series being released, however the format. I'll take as many best ofs they can throw at me! We can't control these companies, so we can make the best of it. 12 is a nice number, and these 12 from season 3 are some of the best of the whole series. Standouts include "The Old Switcheroo", when Shredder and Splinter swap places, "Enter the Rat King", where Splinter is put under this new villain's control, and "April Fool", where April is mistaken for a princess and kidnapped by Shredder who plans to use her for ransom to get a rare diamond. Part of the show's enormous success was due to the extremely likable characters. The turtles, of course all have distinct personalities. Their master,Splinter may not share in their love of pizza but he can whoop up on the foot clan and whip his students into shape, both physically and mentally. Their best friend April O' Neil is one of the best loved tough heroines since She Ra. Even her fellow reporters at Channel 6 are just as important to the series, usually adding comic relief. Check the Rat King episode where lonely desperate for a man Irma insists the Rat King capture her instead of April! Even a maniac will reject Irma, and you can't help but love her. Where is the Irma action figure by the way? As for the villians, the standards are Shredder, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, along with an army of foot and rock soldiers. The writing is razor sharp and very clever and the bad guys's constant bickering will keep you in stiches, especially the exchanges between Shredder and the brain-inside an android Krang. In one episode, Krang mentions he doesn't leave the technodrome without his "alien express card"..LOL! Another cool thing I've always loved is the music! Aside from the theme song, there are nice bits of music that builds up the tension or excitement. The show had a knack for an eerie synth-dramatic sound. It's brilliant. Parents, if you're concerned about the violence, I wouldn't be. Like He Man and the Masters of the Universe, there are messages and lessons to be learned, although not made as blantantly as He Man did at the end of every episode. Aside from the 80's -surfer dude speech of Michaelangelo, the series is not dated at all and is fresh as a brand new pizza. Sink your teeth into these! Keep 'em coming!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Sure it is one of the best cartoons ever, but it seriously is one of the best TV shows that have ever been made. All 12 episodes are great. The rat king was odd but still all of these are GREAT episodes. The volume 4 disc has some duds but the first 3 volumes ALL have great episodes. So you are probably thinking about picking this thing up, mondo notion dude.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2014
Cowabunga, Turtle lovers! This bodacious set of 48 episodes covers Season 3 -- the year 1989 -- of the T.M.N.T. cartoon franchise. You should buy this re-issued DVD set if you don't already own the episodes. However, you won't NEED to if you already own the 4 separate discs titled as Volume 3 through Volume 6 (released in 2005 and 2006, respectively). This particular set is comprised of Episodes #19 through #66.

I plan to comment on each episode in future reviews. I've already talked about Episodes #61 and #62 (please see my VHS review of "Turtles Vs. The Fly."). At any rate, this is much too great for cartoon/T.M.N.T. fans to pass up!! :)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 19, 2007
For a little under $9.00 on Amazon, you can get 12 episodes from the third season. I can't think of a better deal than that. Unlike other shows from the 80s that have lost most of their appeal today, the stories are still interesting and the jokes, while lame, are lame enough to still be funny. The opening sequence with the theme song is just as exciting today as it was when the episodes were originally aired.

Volume 3 contains episodes with Irma becoming a giant, Splinter and Shredder switching bodies, Donatello mimicking Humphrey Bogart for an entire episode, Shredder reversing the effects of gravity, April being mistaken for a princess, and a young kid becoming the "fifth turtle". Although the plot setups aren't quite as good as in seasons one and two, they still play nicely to those of us who grew up watching them.

Like the other TMNT Season collections, this DVD has no extras, but really 12 episodes is enough of a treat in itself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2014
In this third and presumably longest season of the entire series, our turtle heroes and all the others go through a lot this time around. Here's a breakdown of some of what to expect out of this collection which really stood out to me. Splinter loses his memory; Krang desperately seeks various resources to keep his Technodrone running; Raphael, well, is just being Raphael; Leonardo falls for a beautiful female ninja; April masquerades as a look-a-like princess; Donatello relives a plot from a classic mystery movie; Bebop and Rocksteady become ninjas themselves, as well as get robo-duplicates of them; Shredder begins acting like Michelangelo; and as for Michelangelo, I'll let you find out what makes him say the words yo never thought he'd actually say: "I Crave Pizza No More!" (GASP!) Say it ain't so Mikey, say it ain't so! In addition to what goes on this season, I'd figured I don't forget about newcomers such as the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones, or new villains such as Leatherhead or his royal highness of all rats himself, the Rat King. And cheers to the late James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) for his fine work for making Shredder a lot more funnier this third season. Kudos! Well I said pretty much all that I wanted to say about this collection. I enjoyed it a lot. But don't take my word for it, I'd highly recommend you add this to your turtles collection if you hadn't already. And keep on kicking it with those turtles!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For reason instead of releasing TMNT Season 3 in one complete set, LionGates released it in four volumes (3-6). Probably because there were 47 episodes that aired during the 1989 season.

The episodes on this single disc volume are:

Beneath These Streets
Turtles on Trial
Attack of the 50 Foot Irma
The Maltese Hamster
Sky Turtles
The Old Switcheroo
Burne's Blues
The Fifth Turtle
Enter the Rat King
Turtles at the Earth's Core
April's Fool
Attack of Big MACC

This volume introduces the honorable fifth turtle, Zack (actually he is a kid) and the legendary Rat King.

Volume 3 is a must have for any fan.
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