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|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Original Series |
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
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Season Five of TMNT on DVD
Lee DeWald | Nebraska | 07/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On October 5, 1991, the second season (and fifth overall) of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" debuted on the CBS network. Riding a wave of almost unparalleled popularity at that time, the series had truly become a pop-cultural phenomenon.
This DVD set contains, to my understanding, 18 episodes of the fifth season of this series. However, for reasons that I don't understand, two episodes from the end of that season, a two-parter that aired in primetime -- "Planet of the Turtleoids" -- has not been included in this set. I am assuming that these episodes will be released in a later set (presumably the sixth season), but to not include them here is a shame. Why Lion's Gate would skimp out on these two episodes remains to be seen.
However, that minor quibble aside, there are some other assorted goodies to feed the senses. Continuing in the tradition that was set with the previous release, there are three bonus features included in this set:
"Heroes in a Half Shell" featurette on the Ninja Turtles phenomenon
"Inside the Turtle Shell" character portrait of Donatello
"Inside the Turtle Shell" character portrait of the Evil Splinter
On a sidenote, it will be interesting to see if the voice actor behind Donatello makes any references to the other voice actor who sometimes portrayed Donatello in the third season. I, in particular, have always been intrigued by this; to my memory, only Donatello and Raphael of the Fearsome Foursome ever had different voice actors at certain times in the series. Donatello and Raphael had notable voice changes in some episodes of the third season (in "The Turtle Terminator," both their voices are different...in the SAME EPISODE!), and a brand new voice actor gave voice to Raphael in the show's final season. But I digress.
Any fan of this classic series (and I am one of the legions!) will pick up this release come August 7, along with a side-order of peanut-butter and pickled-beets pizza, a dish Michaelangelo would have loved. There is much to savor in this three-disk set, "Planet of the Turtleoids" not withstanding.
By the way, I love the box-cover art and packaging for this release. Very clever!"
S. Alvarezdelgado | 09/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"it's great to have the original cartoon of "TMNT" but r.smith is right, (planet of the turtleoids) is missing from this season because there are 20 episode's in season 5 so they must be planning to put it in the next volume seeing that there are 16 episode's in season 6 but i can not find any reference to (Once Upon a Time Machine) in any season unless it go's by another name but all in all i can say were about half way by now because there are 1-193 episode's across 10 SEASON'S in the original cartoon but from season 8-10 there are only 24 episode's in total (8 episode's in season 8, 8 episode's in season 9, and 8 in season 10) so they might be planning to put season's 8-10 on one dvd. so here is a list of the episode's to come-
Season 6 (1992)
127 "Rock Around the Block"
128 "Krangenstein Lives"
129 "Super Irma"
130 "Adventures in Turtle-Sitting"
131 "The Sword of Yurikawa"
132 "Return of the Turtleoid"
133 "Shreeka's Revenge "
134 "Too Hot to Handle"
135 "Nightmare in the Lair"
136 "Phantom of the Sewers"
137 "Donatello Trashes Slash"
138 "Leonardo is Missing"
139 "Snakes Alive!"
140 "Polly Wanna Pizza"
141 "Mr. Nice Guy"
142 "Sleuth on the Loose"
143 "Tower of Power"
144 "Rust Never Sleeps"
145 "A Real Snow Job"
146 "Venice on the Half-Shell"
148 "Ring of Fire"
149 "The Irish Jig Is Up"
150 "Shredder's New Sword"
151 "The Lost Queen of Atlantis"
152 "Turtles on the Orient Express"
153 "April Gets in Dutch"
154 "Northern Lights Out"
155 "Elementary, My Dear Turtle"
Season 7 (1993)
This season chronologically begins at where Episode 142 left off.
156 "Night of the Dark Turtle"
157 "The Starchild"
158 "The Legend of Koji"
159 "Convicts from Dimension X"
160 "White Belt, Black Heart"
161 "Night of the Rogues"
162 "Attack of the Neutrinos"
163 "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleloids"
164 "Revenge of the Fly"
165 "Atlantis Awakes"
166 "Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter"
167 "Invasion of the Krangezoids"
168 "Combat Land"
169 "Shredder Triumphant"
Season 8 (1994)
170 "Get Shredder!"
171 "Wrath of the Rat King!"
172 "State of Shock!"
173 "Cry H.A.V.O.C.!!"
174 "H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!"
175 "Enter: Krakus!"
177 "Turtle Trek!"
Season 9 (1995)
178 "The Unknown Ninja"
179 "Dregg of the Earth"
180 "The Wrath of Medusa"
181 "The New Mutation"
182 "The Showdown"
184 "Carter, the Enforcer"
Season 10 (1996)
186 "Return of Dregg" Volume 1
187 "The Beginning of the End"
188 "The Power of Three"
189 "A Turtle in Time"
190 "Turtles to the Second Power"
191 "Mobster from Dimension X" Volume 1
192 "The Day the Earth Disappeared"
193 "Divide and Conquer""
Great series, still missing episodes from Season 5
R. Smith | 08/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Once Upon a Time Machine" and "Planet of the Turtleoids parts 1 and 2" from seasons 4 and 5 were not released in this set or the previous set. Hopefully Season 6 will include these missing episodes. It really gets annoying when shows are not released in proper order, or grouped properly. The episodes are not in proper order on the DVD's, and there is no episode listing included so you have play each DVD to find the episode you are looking for. The background noise volume seems to be turned up louder than when originally aired (at least on the episodes I have watched so far), which sounded horrible on the Tranformers G1 DVD's (simulated explosions added in by Rhino). This is not as annoying as transformers was, but sometimes the background noise drowns out the voices which irritated me. Other than that this is a good set in a really cool Pizza box DVD case which was very clever, for one of the best Cartoons ever made! But the simple things that I posted ruined my experience a little. But I still recommend buying this set in order to get the entire series released. So packaging gets an A+, Series and shows get an A+, but the organization of this set gets an F-."
Great DVD set, horrible packaging.
A. J. Reick | Pittsburgh, PA | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set contains 18 episodes of season 5 over 3 DVDs. The over video and audio quality are good, retaining their original 1980s look and feel.
Despite this, the packaging this DVD set comes in is awful. First, there is a cheap clear plastic slip cover on the outside; once that is off there is a small pizza box that is made of even cheaper cardboard. Once inside the pizza box, you will find a digipack with the 3 DVDs in it. This is a heck of a lot of trouble just to get a DVD out. Lionsgate did a great job with TMNT Season 4, they had a 5 DVD "fatpack" in which the DVDs were easily accessible. They should have done the same for season 5, but they wanted to be creative and instead of something quality, they gave something lousy. Not your best work, Lionsgate. Minus one star for packaging."