DVD Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Good, The Bad and Casey Jones)



Don’t panic that Michael Bay has screwed up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with his big screen adaptation. They are still being done the right way on Nickelodeon’s CGI series about the Heroes on the Half Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good The Bad and Casey Jones contains six more episodes from the second season of the series. This batch introduces Casey Jones, a friend of April O’Neil. He wants to battle against the Turtles, but finds himself becoming one of their best friends. The episodes include “Slash and Destroy,” “The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones,” “The Kraang Conspiracy,” “Fungus Humungous,” “Metalhead Rewired” and “Of Rats and Men.” Here’s Josie’s take on the collection:

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfers bring out the CGI details in the battles. The audio is 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround so you can’t hear the ninjas sneak up behind you. The episodes are Closed Captioned.

Mutation of a Scene (36:57) demonstrates what it takes to put together a CGI scene from each of the episodes.

Meet Casey Jones (2:50) gives the background on the Turtles’ hockey loving pal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good The Bad and Casey Jones brings a new character to the Turtles’ universe. Casey goes from adversary to ally after understanding the Turtle way. Another fine batch of episodes that are untainted by Michael Bay.

Nickelodeon and Paramount present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good The Bad and Casey Jones. Starring: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and April O’Neil. Released: July 1, 2014.

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