Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

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Director: Steven Barron

Cast: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais

     
 

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Steve Barron's big-screen treatment of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital

Overview

Steve Barron's big-screen treatment of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer, character biographies, and an interactive game that is played by using the DVD remote control. This is a fine disc from New Line that should entertain Turtles enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
This live-action film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is more like the satiric black-and-white comic book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird from the early '80s than the wildly popular syndicated cartoon show, which broadened the humor from the original's dark tone. However, the bleak pseudo-noir production design and turtle body suits didn't keep away the audience; it became a box-office hit for New Line Cinema, becoming one of the top-grossing films of the year. The story concerns the origin of the turtles and their teaming with reporter April O'Neil to beat the Foot Clan along with some flashbacks of Master Splinter's past, but the plot is really just an excuse to bring the quick surfer-speak and ninja action to the big screen for Turtles fans. The work of Jim Henson Productions, the latex animatronic costumes were well-constructed and worn by stunt men doling out the turtle power in some effective action sequences. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie was followed by a few sequels, a video game, and numerous other media before Turtlemania was quickly overshadowed by the coming popularity of the Power Rangers.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/1998
UPC:
0794043412127
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Widescreen and full-frame versions converted from high-definition transfer; Original theatrical trailer; New Line Family Line previews; Original "Sewer Maze" interactive game played with DVD remote control; "The T Files" Turtle and character biographies; Dolby Digital 5.1 multi-channel Surround Sound

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judith Hoag April O'Neil
Elias Koteas Casey Jones
Josh Pais Raphael,Passenger in Cab
Ray Serra Chief Stearns
Michelan Sisti Michelangelo/Pizza Man
Michael Turney Danny Pennington
James Saito Shredder
Leif Tilden Donatello/Foot Messenger
David Forman Gang Member,Leonardo
Jay Patterson Charles Pennington
Toshishiro Obata Tatsu
Robbie Rist Michaelangelo
Kevin Clash Splinter
Brian Tochi Leonardo
David McCharen Shredder
Michael McConnohie Tatsu
Corey Feldman Donatello
Joseph D'Onofrio Movie Hoodlum
Ju Yu Shinsho
Tae Pak Talkative Foot
Sam Rockwell Head Thug
Kitty Fitzgibbon June
Louis Cantarini Cab Driver
John D. Ward Movie Hoodlum
Cassandra Ward-Freeman Charles' Secretary
Mark Jeffrey Miller Technician
John Rogers New Recruit
Kenn Troum Talkative Foot
Robert Haskell Tall Teen
Winston Hemingway Police Officer
Joe Inscoe Police Officer
Joshua Bo Lozoff Beaten Teen

Technical Credits
Steven Barron Director
Mike Brewster Camera Operator,Cinematographer
David Chan Co-producer
David Chan Co-producer
Raymond Chow Executive Producer
Kim Dawson Co-producer
John Du Prez Score Composer
John Fenner Cinematographer
Simon Fields Co-producer
Joe di Gaetano Special Effects
Jeff Goodwin Makeup
William D. Gordean Editor
Jerry Hall Set Decoration/Design
Dan Hartman Songwriter
John Hay Costumes/Costume Designer
Bobby Herbeck Screenwriter
James R. Symons Editor
Pat E. Johnson Stunts
Barbara Kahn Set Decoration/Design
Lynn Kressel Casting
Todd W. Langen Screenwriter
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Sally Menke Editor
Charlie Midnight Songwriter
Paul Petersen Songwriter
Chuck Rio Songwriter
Brendan Smith Set Decoration/Design
Roy Forge Smith Production Designer
Unlimited Special Effects Special Effects
Alonzo Wilson Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Wissner Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
1. The Silent Crime Wave [4:36]
2. Main Titles; The Art of Invisibility [4:19]
3. Dinner Is Served [2:03]
4. Encounter in the Park [3:17]
5. Master Yoshi's First Rule [1:31]
6. April Gets Tough With Chief Sterns [3:05]
7. Warning from the Foot [2:01]
8. The Turtles' Origins [4:51]
9. Pizza Party [1:14]
10. Splinter Is Missing! [:59]
11. Danny in Trouble; the Foot Lair [4:49]
12. Shredder [3:11]
13. The Foot Attacks! [13:06]
14. Danny Meets Splinter; Refuge in the Countryside [6:05]
15. Four Once Again! [3:22]
16. Contacting Splinter [7:07]
17. Danny Returns to the Foot Lair [5:58]
18. The Foot Invades the Sewers [4:40]
19. The Turtles Meet Shredder [7:28]
20. Victory; End Credits [9:32]
Disc #2 -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
1. The Silent Crime Wave [4:36]
2. Main Titles; The Art of Invisibility [4:19]
3. Dinner Is Served [2:03]
4. Encounter in the Park [3:17]
5. Master Yoshi's First Rule [1:31]
6. April Gets Tough With Chief Sterns [3:05]
7. Warning from the Foot [2:01]
8. The Turtles' Origins [4:51]
9. Pizza Party [1:14]
10. Splinter Is Missing! [:59]
11. Danny in Trouble; the Foot Lair [4:49]
12. Shredder [3:11]
13. The Foot Attacks! [13:06]
14. Danny Meets Splinter; Refuge in the Countryside [6:05]
15. Four Once Again! [3:22]
16. Contacting Splinter [7:07]
17. Danny Returns to the Foot Lair [5:58]
18. The Foot Invades the Sewers [4:40]
19. The Turtles Meet Shredder [7:28]
20. Victory; End Credits [9:32]

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GREATEST MOVIE //EPIC EVER!! COULD NOT GET ANY BETTER, HAD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SHELL.. A REAL CROWD PLEASER. STILL TO THIS DAY WHEN I AM BORED AND KNOW THAT NO ONE WILL FIND OUT I AM WATCHING THIS I POP THIS BAD BOY MOVIE AND WATCH IT OVER AND OVER, TILL MY EYES TURN GREEN.