Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arriving September 4th on DVD -- NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION: VOLUME 1 (Review)




Four green turtles, heard the news? Changed to mutants by an ooze. Found on the floor and raised by a rat. Now they're ninjas, how about that? Check it out, another one found made her way to Chinatown. With the rest, now that makes five. Ninja Turtles are alive!

Cowabunga! Get ready to relive the live-action TV adventures of Saban's
Ninja Turtles when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will unleash the Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Volume One DVD set on September 4, 2012. Delivering fun-filled family entertainment for all ages, this highly anticipated 2-DVD set features the first 13 action-packed episodes of the memorable 90s pop culture series. A must-have for Ninja Turtles fans, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts, the 2-DVD set of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Volume One is priced to own at $19.93 SRP. This DVD is now available for preorder at

The memorable live-action adventure series
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation debuted in 1997. The series continued the fun-filled saga of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, four genetically mutated turtles who have transformed into human sized, ninja-powered crime fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Soon the Ninja Turtles' world that they have come to know and love will change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet their newest foe: Dragon Skull! It will take all the power of our four reptile heroes to combat this new villain, including the help from a new ninja turtle named Venus De Milo!

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Volume One
2-DVD set
Street Date: September 4, 2012
Running Time: +/ - 260 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Audio: Stereo


My Thoughts:

I remember going to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies in the theaters with my brothers back in the 90's, and then they were glued to the television when the television series debuted in 1997.  Even though they were young adults by then, they still enjoyed this hit live action series, as it not only reminded them of their childhood, but all was entertaining.  During that time, I only watched a few of the episodes, as I more into other 90 pop culture series.  I did, however, watch the episodes that introduced the newest villian, Dragon Skull and when a new ninja turtle was introduced, Venus De Milo.  

So, when I received an advance copy of this DVD, I couldn't wait to see what I had been missing all years, as my brothers still talk about it today, and have it on their calendars to pick up this DVD when it releases on September 4th.  When I showed my husband the DVD, he got excited, as he, too, was a fan of the live animated series back in the 90's.  So, for date night the other night, instead of watching a romantic movie or comedy, we watched the entire 2 DVD set in its entirety.  After watching it with my husband, I can see why this became a memorable series for TMNT fans, and will be enjoyed again when it releases next week.  And, for parents with young children who have never seen the series or movies, this would be a great family night DVD to watch together.  Too bad our girls are not old enough to watch and enjoy this popular series -- maybe down the road. :-)

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. SB applies a strategic transmedia management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in licensing, marketing and finance. For more information, visit

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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