DVD Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Revenge!)



How popular is the latest version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon? When Jason Biggs (American Pie) split the show after the second season, Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) entered the audio booth to voice Leonardo. Talk about an upgrade in all departments when the king of Robot Chicken wants to play your turtle. The series has just been upped for a fifth season so there’s no stopping the heroes in a half shell. The fourth season is currently airing on cable. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge! contains that last twelve of the successful third season.

“The Noxious Avenger” introduces a new villain to Manhattan. It’s a former sewer worker turned garbage man who keeps getting mutated because of people throwing away stuff improperly. He blames the turtles because they’re an easy target. “Meet Mondo Gecko” is a skateboarding gecko who seems to be the turtles new best friend. But can he really be that cool? Is he secretly going to sell them car insurance? The Gecko is voice by Robbie Rist best known for being Cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch and Big John, Little John. “Turtles in Time” brings a touch of Doctor Who to the sewer. Can they really learn to skip around in time? “Attack of the Mega Shredder!” brings their longtime enemy’s latest mutant weapon out of the secret lab. “The Fourfold Trap” has the turtles cooperate to escape from a Saw-like trap. “Annihilation: Earth!” is a two-parter that requires the Turtles to battle Kraang. How do they intend to destroy the Earth this time? They’re going to use the power of a black hole. It’s an exciting fight on a universal scale.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge! wraps up the third season in epic fashion. The arrival of Seth Green’s voice marks a new chemistry on the audio track. The return to New York City has been good for them. The tone still sticks closer to the original comic books so that’s a plus for the older viewers of the show.

Good news for one lucky fan, we’ll be giving away a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge!. The fine folks at Paramount and Nickelodeon have given us the DVD to pass onto you. Just leave a comment about your favorite episode and we’ll pick a winner. Content is open until December 17 at noon eastern time.

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfers bring out the new CGI techniques used on the series. The audio is Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. You’ll pick up quick that Leo’s voice has changed.

Metal Mutants Battle Royale: Season 4 Sneak Peek is a glimpse of that’s currently airing on your cable box.

The Mutation of a Scene covers how each episode went from storyboards to finish scene. CGI is harder than most imagine.

Paramount and Nicelodeon present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge!. Starring: Sean Astin, Eric Bauza, Seth Green and Clancy Brown. Boxset Contents: 12 episodes on 2 DVDs. Released: December 1, 2015.

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