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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 March 1993 (USA)
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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

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The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising. Written by Anonymous

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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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£523,324 (UK) (13 August 1993)
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The producion company decided to take the series in different direction after rising production costs and diminishing returns with each film. "TMNT: The Next Mutation" was a concept for fourth live-action. In this concept the Ooze that transformed the Turtles and Splinter was still in their bodies causing a much more drastic second mutation. Another plan that was discussed was to add a fifth turtle named Kirby (named after comic artist Jack Kirby). However, the project got stuck in development and plans for a fourth theatrical live action movie was nixed. The concept of having the Turtles mutate into creatures was did see the light of day in the 'New Mutation' saga of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) cartoon. Later the "Next Mutation" name and the idea of a fifth turtle, a female turtle named Venus Di Milo, was used in Saban's live-action series, Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997). See more »

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Walker never grabs the scepter after he rescues his bird, a sack just appears over his shoulder holding it. See more »

Quotes

Michaelangelo: Man, I love being a turtle.
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Conga
Performed by Barrio Boyzz (as The Barrio Boyzz)
Written by Enrique Elías García (as Enrique Elias Garcia)
Published by Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of SBK Records / EMI Records Group North America
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Not the best, but still a laugh
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Originally when I saw this movie, it had only just come out in theaters and I was just a kid. At the time, I thought the movie was a steaming pile of crap, no where near in comparison tot he first two. Hell, I overlooked the inclusion of Vanilla Ice for YEARS, insisting that even if he was in the second movie, it was still better than the third. However, now that I am older and a touch wiser, I've gone back and watched all three movies (I've been on a serious TMNT-a-Thon ever since I heard a new movie was in the making). While I admit the third is indeed the worst of the three, it is far from the travesty I originally thought (and thought for years). Aside from the silly story and the poor quality turtle costumes, the dialog is given several moments to shine with some surprisingly funny jokes and one-liners and minor giggles. I'm not saying every TMNT fan should go out and buy this. I don't even own it myself. However, I think you should get a few friends together, grab some snacks, some source of caffeine, order a pizza, and rent TMNT III for a night of absurdity and laughs. That's what my friends and I did <3


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