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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They're Back in Time . . . for Their NEWEST MOVIE Adventure! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$17,000,000 (estimated)


£523,324 (UK) (13 August 1993)

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1.85 : 1
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The concept for this movie is loosely based on a story called "Masks" from issues #46 and #47 of the original Mirage comics. The story features the Turtles and Renet traveling back to Feudal Japan to fight an evil shogun and engage in samurai battles. See more »


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19 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm only a fan of this movie for the nostalgia. As a kid, I was obsessed with 1993 ninja turtle Saturday morning cartoon. I distinctly remember getting this movie as a reward for getting good grades in every subject on my report card that term. I must've watched this movie at least a dozen times that summer.

sorry for the tangent. corey feldman does the voice of a lifesize puppet. how can that possibly be a good sign? the heroes of the movie are irritating in every scene. the consistently bad puns will make you want to slam your head against a wall. the portrayal of the fictional early 90's new york that exists in this movie is about as funny as rick moranis's career. avoid avoid avoid.

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