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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 Ver 2 (1987)

Rob Paulson , Cam Clarke  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Rob Paulson, Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, James Avery, Peter Renaday
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001FVDG4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 Ver 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Contains the first five episodes plus 4 never-before seen episodes from later in the series

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The 1987 debut season of the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' first animated TV series finally arrives in its entirety on this single disc. And while it's a pleasure to have these long-unavailable episodes in DVD format, the set's lackluster presentation and paltry extras also make it a disappointment for those hoping for a more expansive release. Volume One contains the five-episode "miniseries" that comprised the debut season and explained the Turtles' origins; the episodes are presented with opening and closing credits, though offered as single chapters on the disc. The "bonus" material is four episodes from the series' tenth and final season, which were largely unseen in the U.S. (though some U.K. viewers may have caught them). While interesting from a completist perspective, their inclusion clashes somewhat with the first-season episodes, as the series' look and tone had changed considerably by this point. And when combined with the disc's overall lack of quality picture and sound (video masters appear to have been used), Volume One represents something of a missed opportunity for TMNT fans; however, having the first season on a single disc may be an acceptable trade. --Paul Gaita

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Original 87 film, includes 4 never-seen episodes.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An 80's child speaks her mind.. October 17, 2004
By Sarena
Format:DVD
I am an 80's child. TMNT was one of my all time favorite tv shows. I don't like todays cartoons, expecially the newer versions of the 1980's cartoons like new Strawberry Shortcake and TMNT. They changed them and took away what they were. I know today they want to try to get it to appeal to the audiance but they're changing them and loosing what they once were. So i am soo glad that they are trying to release alot of the 80's shows on dvd so now i can watch them all over again. When i put in this dvd i felt like i was 8 years old again sitting in front of the tv with my Turtle figures in my hands and singing to the theme song. ( which i still remebered)..Though I wish they would release more episodes and more kids today would at least give the oldies a try.....TURTLE POWER!!!!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An 80's classic animated show! January 31, 2007
Format:DVD
This show became one of the most popular and original animated shows of all time ever since it's debut in 1987, it actually all began as an independent comic book in 1984 that became an instant cult favorite. Then in 1987, it was sold as an animated series that started a mini-series first thus it was a success and a pop culture phemeneon spawning merchandise, three movies with a fourth one on the way, a musical tour, and more for it ran from 1987 to 1995. The Story deals with four human-like anthropomorphic mutated turtles who were once ordinary turtles turned to what they are thanks to chemicals especially their once human master named Splinter who are trained in the art of ninjetsu as they befriend a beautiful news reporter named April O'Neil to fight crime and battle the forces of the evil Shredder especially munch down pizza.

This DVD has the first five episodes which were actually part of a mini-series that lead to the successful show. The first part "Turtle Tracks" introduces our heroes Leonardo, Donetello, Ralphel and party-loving Michaelangelo especially April, Splinter and The Shredder plus their origins next there's "Enter The Shredder" where the turtles track down the Shredder plus the dreaded brain-like creature named Krang from Dimension X and two dim-witted mutants Bebop and Rocksteady.
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62 of 73 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will remain a keepsake in my collection, but... December 11, 2004
Format:DVD
I loved that this DVD was so inexpensive but had on it an hour and a half of some of the finest work ever put to the saturday morning cartoon line-up of the 80's. All five of the defining episodes of the series are here, as it is for the most part the pilot for the series. The four green heroes, along with their master Splinter (aka Hamato Yoshi) and April O'Neil, go up against Shredder and his brain pal Krang and try to save the world from "Dimension X". Looking back now it's actually as enjoyable for the nostalgia as it is for how it resembles americanized anime. The wit and simple action is all represented in the original five, leading up to and including most of the original figures and set-ups from the toy collection.

HOWEVER, as a DVD set it's none more impressive than featuring the basics to the five episodes (no seperate language/audio tracks, no subtitles, no trailers, no behind the scenes footage), and the only bonus being four "never before seen episodes" (as they very well may be, as I can't remember them for the life of me), which are some of the lesser ones. Still, any fan from the old days, or anyone thinking of checking it out for the first time (young and old alike).
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a great classic cartoon on DVD! April 24, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This has been a long time coming. The original 80s TMNT was the best and should have been release a long time ago! This DVD has the 5 episodes that make up the 1st season, plus 4 episodes from the 10th and final season. The picture looks great, not bad for a kind-of old cartoon. The sound is pretty good too. Hopefully this is the first of many releases for this show! The fact that the insert refers to the 5 episodes as "Season 1" and refers to the bonus episodes by their correct episode numbers (187,188,191,192) makes me hopeful that a season 2 is in the works. The episodes on this DVD are as follows:
Episode 1. Turtle Tracks
Episode 2. Enter the Shredder
Episode 3. A Thing About Rats
Episode 4. Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X
Episode 5. Shredder & Splintered
Episode 187. The Beginning of the End
Episode 188. The Return of Dregg
Episode 191. Mobster from Dimension X
Episode 192. The Day the Earth Disappeared
My only complaint is that they put The Return of Dregg after The Beginning of the End and call it Episode 188, when it's really Episode 186. They messed up there, but since they're just bonus episodes that aren't really that important, it's not a big deal.
Buy this DVD! It is totally worth it for anyone who liked this show back in the day. It's classic! Please release Season 2!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
A great cartoon. Classic and great for the whole family
Published 1 day ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the Ninja fan!
Birthday gift. The 2 boys watched this DVD 3 times while we were there!
Published 5 days ago by Alice Nolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
How can you go wrong with the original
Published 9 days ago by KellyJo
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past
My husband and I enjoyed watching this with our kids. The DVD worked great and the kids loved watching the show
Published 10 days ago by Gina L. Buswell
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful TV seris
I remember watching this when I was younger. Loved it than and still love it now that I'm 20+.
Published 12 days ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars ... my first copy of this and it arrived in great shape! A classic and...
It was time to replace my first copy of this and it arrived in great shape! A classic and a childhood favorite of mine!
Published 14 days ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GIft for my step granddaughter that was perfect
Published 19 days ago by Mumsey4
5.0 out of 5 stars Cowabunga!
A classic!
Published 23 days ago by DL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price for such a great cartoon
Wanted to show these classics to my son. Great price for such a great cartoon.
Published 25 days ago by John Hugg
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the throwback!
My son absolutely loves the old school cartoon and I love the nostalgia! I love that he acts out the episodes. He cycles through playing as all the different turtles.
Published 27 days ago by Alma Reder
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