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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

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When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Ancient Japan, 1593. Without a map. Without a clue. Without a pizza. See more »


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Rated PG for swashbuckling violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Sacred Scroll of Death  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,660,000 (USA)
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Despite the story behind the 4th movie becoming a live action TV show, the cgi 2005 movie TMNT is considered to be the 4th movie in the series. See more »

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When a couple of the Daimyo's soldiers call out the Turtles, Donatello, in a moment of panic, replies "Ohayo wasabi." Ralph points out that this phrase is nonsense, and Donatello claims his Japanese is "a little rusty." However, this scene takes place in the evening. The correct term should be "Konbanwa." (Good evening.) Donatello accidentally butchered "Ohayo gozaimasu." (Good morning.) Looks like he's more rusty than he thought. See more »

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Donatello: Gee, if we die here in the past, does that mean that we don't get born in the future?
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Performed by Baltimora
Written by N. Hackett, M. Bassi
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI Records / EMI Records Group North America
Trademark TARZAN® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.
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Tame and sickening kiddie fare
20 May 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Oh dear, if you're diabetic then I would seriously advise against watching this film. It' so sugary it'll rot the brain right out of your head.

Why on earth Eastman and Laird allowed this to be made is beyond me. It's soooooooo far removed from their black and white comic book. Okay, I know the cartoon series was too but the first movie did have a hard edge to it. I mean, take a look at the cover-the Turtles are smiling and happy. Then look a cover of one of the original comic books. They're almost always gritting their teeth and frowning. THAT'S how it should be. Not like this.

Even the animatronics look fake. The first 2 had a rather believable Splinter but now he's juddering and stiff and obviously operated by a couple of technicians loitering a few feet off camera. His voice is also totally different and he seems a touch more upbeat and lively. HARDLY the way Splinter is supposed to be.

The plot itself defies logic and there are massive holes all over the place. With such a dramatic change in locale from New York to Fuedal Japan you'd think the movie would take advantage of that and go nuts with imagination.

But sadly not. It just...goes nowhere. I mean, what is the deal with the character of Whit. Why does he look like the great, great, great grandfather of Casey Jones.

In fact, the return of Casey is the only reason I am not giving this a 1-star rating. It's a pretty wretched movie but Elias Koteas can make it a tiny bit less unbearable.

Hopefully the new cartoon show and the possibility of another (harder) movie will cancel this one out. It's nothing but dated, mindless fodder for under-fives. At the risk of repeating myself; this is NOT how the Turtles should be.

Extras are almost non-existent but the animated menus are cool. The 1.85:1 anamorphic picture is in pretty good shape but the Dolby 5.1 track isn't up to much I'm afraid. The film was originally recorded in Dolby SR so this is obviously a remastering job. It's just adequate is all I'm saying.


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