Well, I received an interesting E-mail today…
Apparently the sales of the Old Toon DVD sets were in such major demand back in the several years it took to get Everything released. A lot of seasons were broken up into multiple DVDs, and you eventually had a huge stack of these DVDs that encompass ten years and over a hundred episodes.
Well, Lionsgate decided to go back to the third season and do some revamps. Since there were forty-seven episodes in the single season, they had originally done multiple DVDs with single episodes. Now they’ve gone back and consolidated all 47 episodes into a four DVD season set:
Cowabunga! Everybody’s favorite pizza-devouring crime fighting classic turtles are back when Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 3on DVD July 23. This collection brings together for the first time all 47 episodes of the entire third season of the classic ‘80s TV series in a 4-disc DVD set. Tap into radical turtle power and relive all the kung-fu action when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 3 arrives for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bursting straight out of the sewer and ready for some mind-blowing mutant-morphing pizza-powered action! Raphael™, Donatello™, Michelangelo™, and Leonardo™ continue their epic quest to battle evil in this Complete Season 3 Collection, featuring 47 out-of-the-shell episodes. Join the green machine and their friends as they help to save the world against Krang™, Shredder™, Bebop™ and Rocksteady™ – one slice at a time.
And it’s a good season… you’ve got episodes like The Old Switcheroo, Enter the Rat King, Four Musketurtles (my personal favorite), Cowabunga Shredhead…
So keep your eyes peeled! I’ll be getting more info as July approaches.
Well, we’ve just gotten ourselves an update today, courtesy of JoBlo:
Last week, the first of the four NINJA TURTLES in the Michael Bay-produced reboot was cast, bringing in former Aquaman Alan Ritchson for the role of Raphael. Now, the other three turtles have filled their shells, with Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) playing the leader, Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Breaking Bad) taking on the bo-staff wielding Donatello, and Noel Fisher (BATTLE: LOS ANGELES) portraying the wise-cracking Michelangelo. All of the actors are new on the scene, which was probably a big consideration when the studio addressed the budgetary issues a while back, causing the film to be delayed. It makes perfect sense, really, especially when the actors will be virtually unrecognizeable as themselves anyway.
(Picture belongs to the JoBlo Network, with much appreciation! Now let’s see how long it takes for TMNT fans to start Turtlizing these guys’ faces…)
According to the article, the movie is slated to come out in June 6, 2014. Now we just have tto wait and find out about Splinter, Shredder, and possibly Casey Jones…