5.0 out of 5 stars Got it for my boyfriend.
This was his birthday present, he loved it. He watched this show all the time when he was a little kid.
Published 4 months ago by Necol
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Anime Classic On A Poor DVD Transfer
Well I really can't complain much. However, I am disappointed that there was no special qualities on this disc.
They also could have had other season onto it. I mean one disc can hold a lot of stuff on it. It's like they didn't even try to make it a nice set.
However, besides that. I am very happy to have this in my collection. I grew up with Ninja Turtles like...
Published on Jun 4 2004 by Kristina D. Smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU GOD I HAVE MY TURTLES DVD AT LAST,
This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)You know i love the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, I have loved them since I can remember. I have all of the movies on VHS and now dvd. I am gonna get the new seires box set, but not till I get the original and best series of them all. I love this show always have always will. The only thing i think stinks about this DVD is the fact that they are putting some of the less cared about episodes on here. I would think that since they are hopefully gonna put out season 2 and so on that they would save these for later. But oh well I don't care i'm just happy to finily get to see the original TURTLE show the way it was ment to be seen, ON DVD. If you like me and you love things from the past then get this DVD. Now all they need to do is put out a THUNDERCATS dvd and I will be set. And get that SUPER MARIO BORTHERS DVD when it comes out to. Support the old school as well as the new.
4.0 out of 5 stars This show was good but I enjoy the new toon more...,
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This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)True, I don't have this on dvd yet and I do intend on getting it when it is released but I don't feel this is the best version of the Ninja Turtles story. This version struck me as slightly goofy and childish compared to the movies, comics, and the new cartoon (although it's much better than the SABAN live action show, The Next Mutation!). I loved the movies and deeply love the new toon and I'm NOT a so called "NOOB" to the Ninja Turtle fanbase, I've loved the Ninja Turtles since I was a little kid. I'm 17 now ( I'm not a customer here my parents are so I had to write my review through this) and I look back on the old toon with a lot less respect than I did when I was 5.
I've read summaries for the old toon episodes and was disappointed with how goofy it seemed, but this won't stop me from getting a copy of the dvd when it's released.
5.0 out of 5 stars The better series is on DVD,
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This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)I was shocked when looking through a cataloge I had gotten in the mail this morning about this DVD. I have waited years to see any Ninja Turtles episodes in it's old form. Today's series on Foxbox doesn't even start to compare to what I loved growing up.
This DVD includes the first season which was made up of five episodes that aired in December of 1987. This DVD will bring back memories that the current season never will.
I hope that they will release the other seasons on DVD as well. It will bring back even more memories.
5.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST,
This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)I have been waiting for this for nearly eight years, and finally the moment I've waited for has come. The classic cartoon from the 80s and 90s finally goes on Digital Video Disk, and I couldn't be happier. Being a loyal fan of the series, I would constantly watch over my old videos and recordings of this, wishing I had a season collection to see the few episodes I actually missed, and get the ones I had lost after all this time. And now, the moment has finally come. No offense, but as the good as the new show is, it just doesn't have the certain charm this show did. Plus, we can't forget the catchy theme song, something, "1, 2, 3, 4, Turtles!," fails to live up to. It's going to take forever until April.....
5.0 out of 5 stars TMNT POWER old skool!!!,
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This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)Its so refreshing seeing all the great shows of my youth returning to a restored and high quality format. After Transformers, my biggest obsession has to be the TMNT. In 1987, i remember watching UPN (of course back then it was just KBHK 44) and watched the 2 hour premiere. Being in 1st grade, i didnt really comprehend the story, but the action was enough to please me. 1989 was probably their best season, since it was reruned some many times. Then in 1990, CBS bought the rights started to air an hour special every morning. New music, better coloring, and individual stories. Lol, good tymes! Anyway, I give this 4 stars for the same reason mentioned above. These so called "bonus episodes" is when the show was in a downfall, and they used a darker story and animation simailar to the movies. For the n00bs out there watching the new FOX BOX episodes, this DVD might be confussing but its still in a treasure of my past. It may sound harsh, but the new TMNT sucks in comparison to the ones i grew up with. Furthermore the storylines and characters to me seem hollow and find it difficult to distinguish their personalities. Oh well, it could be that im 22 or that i find todays cartoons uninteresting and crappy. *Hopes for more possible box sets*
4.0 out of 5 stars Not technically the "original", but still great,
This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)Whoever referred to this toon as the "orginal" turtles is right in one sense, wrong in another: yes, it was the original CARTOON, but it wasn't the very first incarnation of the TMNT; the black and white comic series by Eastman and Laird was.
Regardless, this was the toon I grew up with in the late 80s and early 90s, althrough I didn't really start watching it until the show's third season in 1989 when I started collecting the toys. I was 5 years old then, and it's been just over 14 years since then and I'm still lovin' the original toon.
Despite the rating I'm giving it here, the first season of the original toon (which is what this DVD contains) deserves a full 5 stars due to its action, edge, and overall more maturity than the later seasons; seasons 2 and 3 still had the action, albeit a bit humorous, but from seasons 4-7 it just went totally goofy and completely lost that edge the first 5 episodes had, not to mention the dialogue turned into a total laugh-fest for how ridiculously stupid it turned.
The reason I'm taking off a star on this review is the fact that the "previously unaired episodes" really aren't: all 4 of them are from season 10 of the series that aired in 1996, its finals season with the new villain Dregg. Because of that, it will totally mess up the continuity and flow of future season sets should this line continue. But then again, I'm a purist.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Series!,
This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)This show is simply a "must-have" for any fan of cartoons.
I discovered it, strangely enough, while channel surfing at eight years old. I am now in college, and still love the original ninga turtles. Donatello, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Splinter and April; they're all here in glorious 1980's form :).
I am not even going to review the episodes, as I'm sure that most, if not all, of you have a fond memory and love for this series.
It's a perfect mix of action and great humor. One of the strangest cartoons on television turning out to be one of the greatest; go figure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ninja Turtles Review,
This review is from: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1 [Import] (DVD)After reading through a number of reviews on this DVD release, only one question comes to mind: "What is wrong with you people?"
I don't understand some of your arguments at all. So what if the cartoon-transfer isn't up to DVD-quality standards; we should be eternally grateful that Family Home Entertainment gave us what we wanted. For years, fans of the old cartoon show have lamented the fact that our beloved Heroes in a Halfshell had not been given the special DVD treatment. And now, after all that time, we're finally given what we've long awaited for . . . and all you people do is complain.
Moan. Whine. Groan. Bellyache. See a pattern developing here? I could go on and on.
And did it ever cross your minds that some of us actually like the box cover art that Family Home Entertainment chose to represent its release? The old cartoon was known for its goofy nature, its appeal to children, and its loveable/huggable characters . . . even the bad guys. Don't go disrespecting the box cover art because you think it should represent today's age demographic. Whatever.
It's fine. Leave it be. End of story.
I am happy that the old cartoon has finally made it to DVD. I don't need 101 extras to make it a worthwhile addition to my collection. Millions and millions of fans wanted one thing, one thing only, and we got it: the old cartoon given the DVD treatment.
Be grateful for what you've been given; don't grumble. Family Home Entertainment didn't have to give us anything at all, but they did.
Accept the DVD release for what it is, and get on with your lives.
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