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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

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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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$42,660,000 (USA)
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This is film is part of a multi-media Feudal Japan Ninja Turtles event with the "Masks" story first appearing in the Mirage comics in 1992, the third film released in early 1993, and the Turtles and Splinter traveling back to Feudal Japan to fight Shredder in a late 1993 episode of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) cartoon. Since then, traveling back to Feudal Japan has been a staple for the Turtles. See more »

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Raphael goes to see Yoshi and gives him a yo-yo. Raphael promises Yoshi that tomorrow afternoon he'll teach him some tricks on his yo-yo. But by tomorrow afternoon Raphael, his brothers & April should be long gone back home as they only have 2 1/2 days through the space time continuum to do what they need to do before going back home to the present. So Raphael made a promise that he wasn't going to be able to keep to Yoshi. See more »

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Mitsu: We will both die, but only one of us with honor.
[she and Lord Norinaga both draw weapons]
Leonardo: Are we outta the loop here, or what?
Donatello: Yeah.
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Rockin' Over The Beat
Performed by Technotronic featuring Manuela Kamosi (as Ya Kid K)
Written by Manuela Kamosi (as Manuella Kamosi) and Jo Bogaert
Published by BMC Publishing and Bogam Publishing
Administered by Colgems - EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of SBK Records / EMI Records Group North America
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A film that got taken the wrong way!
21 September 2015 | by (Clarksville, TN, United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the negative critical reception of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE, the film was still a financial success and another TMNT film was announced, but this would be the last film to be released by New Line Cinema.

The film was titled TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III or TMNT III or TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III: TURTLES IN TIME.

The plot revolves around the "Sacred Sands of Time", a mystical scepter which transports the Turtles back in time to feudal Japan, where they become embroiled in a conflict between a daimyo and a group of rebellious villagers.

The plot of this movie just drives me crazy a little bit, but the story is a little bit incoherent in a few areas, but it can also get really amazing and this movie should have gotten more praise and acclaim that the first film did and I really don't know why people hate this movie.

The turtles look stupid as hell in this film and the visuals are impressive, and part of the reason why I think the turtles look as bad as they do is because and they are just fantastic and simply amazing.

The music is composed by John Du Prez and it is spectacular. The visuals and designs of this film is just amazing and really cool and spectacular.

The acting is okay and that, along with the music is what keeps me from hating this movie in the worst way I can possibly can. Corey Feldman and the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES cast returns to do their voices of their respective turtles and it sounds amazing.

Paige Turco plays the role of April O'Neill and she does a great job once again. Elias Koteas plays the role of Casey Jones once again and he does a great job once again and he is just incredible this time, especially after being absent from the second film.

After this film, another film was in development for a release in 1997 titled "TMNT: The Next Mutation", the film would introduced new turtles, but this project was cancelled after trying to get it made.

So, in 2007, both Warner Bros. Pictures and The Weinstein Company teamed up to bring us the 100% computed generated imagery version of the four heroes, simply titled TMNT.


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