Warner Home Video has revealed that they will bring the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Collector's Edition Box Set' to Blu-ray this August, day-and-date with the DVD release. The set, which is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the characters, will include all four TMNT films - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time', and 'TMNT' - in stunning high definition.
No technical specs or special features have been revealed at this time, but you can click here to view the Warner Brother's website showing the proposed box and disc art.
The set includes all three live-action films (ah... remember the good 'ole days before endless CG sequences?) as well as the most recent animated film, which was released on Blu-ray in 2007.
We expect to hear more as the release date approaches.
Hopefully we get a TON of special features, some never before seen stuff would be good too. It is a special collector's edition so WB better not disappoint in the PQ/AQ and special feature parts. Day 1 for me.
I loved this when I was younger but not sure how I would feel about seeing this again....my kids on the other hand might like it....not sure if I'm down to revisit Go Ninja Go Ninja Go Ninja Go, Go, Go, Go Ninja
I think it's a 25th Ann. because they're referring to the year Eastman and Laird created the Turtles which is in 1984 if my memory serves me right. And August 2 for the release date is perfect; one day before my birthday
I can't wait for these to come out. These movies have always been favorites of mine. And for those you aren't sure if you will still enjoy them, I am 21 and I still love these movies. If you haven't seen them since you were really young, you will pick up on more humor directed at grown ups. These aren't oscar worthy films, but they are more fun to watch.
I have resisted getting the current DVDs, even though the set has been as low as $10... This is tempting, but the inclusion of TMNT from 2007 cheapens the set since that film was total garbage. I still haven't seen the 3rd film, heard it wasn't too hot either. Loved the 1st 2 as a kid, still have the toys.
I also loved the first two films as a child. I recently picked them up for my son though and they have NOT aged well in my opinion. I have TMNT (which I didn't like but the 4 year old loves) so I won't be picking this up. I'm noticing a pattern here that the kids love CG! No surprise I suppose.
The movie did not come out 25 years ago I am 27 and if I remember correctly it came out in
1989 when I was 8 which is 20 years ago. Now the comics might be 25 but they could be slightly
older than that...I'm not sure withthst one...
Ick I hope these will be available for individual buying. If not I'd rather just buy the current TMNT than buy All with Part III. Part III was this this franchise as Batman & Robin was to the Batman franchise.
The press release is right. It says the 25 Anniversary of the characters... characters.... not the movies
(first one in 1990) or first television show of 1987, but the TMNT characters themselves which first
appeared in comic book form 25 years ago this year.
I'm going to have to agree with Rantlers. When I was a child I was a hardcore fan of the cartoon like probably 90% of the american boy population. When I saw the movie as a child of 1 and 2 I LOVED them, but then you watch them as an adult and well... they were really just ok movies at best. The first one isn't terrible of course though.
I will say as much that I still enjoy and like the first two films but after I DID infact purchase the Trilogy set for 10 dollars at a walmart sale, Do I really need to go High Def with these films? Maybe if and only when they are cheap enough... 15-20 dollars probably would be my price range. I don't need another copy of the CGI TMNT.
i abosolutely cannot wait for this
i had been puttin off buyin them on dvd now i'm glad i waited
i will be pickin this up the first day at 8 am
i have been a fan of ninja turtles since i was little
i'm gonna love this
I used to be a huge Turtles fan when I was a kid, not sure I can still get into them nowadays but I will at least rent a couple! Nice move Warner, now make another nice move by selling the first three separately ;-)
Yeah, I don't know why people give the more recent CG one so much crap. From a -purely- technical standpoint, it's probably the best. It really delivers in a lot of ways. Has good action, nice art style, decent character development (as far as animation for children goes). I think the problem people have is:
#1: Nostalgia. They see modern retellings of things from their children as "raping" their childhood regardless of how good/bad the actual thing is.
#2: This one is definitely lighter in tone than the live action classic. Not necessarily bad (I think they made the tone work well), but people remember how dark the first film was and compare it to that unfavorably. They seem to forget that the 2nd and 3rd ones didn't share the same tone either.
And yeah, these films didn't age well. The first one holds up the best, but yeah... not well at all. Actually, I'm kind of surprised to see them including TMNT on this set with the previous films. I always figured it was more of a could-be continuity type of thing. They don't come out and say "the previous turtle films are canon to this one". Just a few little things that could be nods at fans as much as clues to continuity.
Oh, and 3? That one only really works if you watch it for how bad it is. Laugh at it, and you'll be entertained. It's pretty good at entertaining in that way I think. I know I enjoyed myself last time I watched it.
I hate this trend of having to buy entire sets to get indidual movies. I already own TMNT and am quite pleased with the movie and the disc. I'm only interested in the first Ninja Turtles movie, since I find the other live action films really corny. There is no way I'm buying this set, but that only hurts me...