Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Volume 5
C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C
superhero stories and their success would seem obvious, I never understood why
anyone would like the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles. It turned out that they
began as a much darker comic book series than the bubblegum animated TV show
that resulted and was a surprise hit.
Now, years after they peaked, the original toys are becoming
surprisingly valuable and Lionsgate has issued Volume 5 single DVD with 12 more episodes.
the Sean Penn/Fast Times At Ridgemont
High mannerisms landed up as the four voices of the four Turtles by their
voice actors and they get to fight villains like Rocksteady, Bebop, Krang and
the ever-popular Shredder. That they are
heroes who came to life from some industrial accident is pure Marvel Comics,
but the “turtle power” parts have often been accused of causing senseless
aggression in children and as dumb as they get, I would tend to agree. Except as nostalgia, these shows have not
aged well and are even poorer than I remembered.
X 1 image is a big disappointment, with poor detail, soft colors and transfers
that look like older analog tapes. Why
release such a nice lenticular cover and prints with issues? The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is also a few
generations down, so to say the least, this is the last time before HD the
owners of the masters will be able to get away with these transfers. There are also no extras, but maybe fans will
demand them in HD versions.
- Nicholas Sheffo