4.8/10
24,087
83 user 55 critic

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(based on characters created by), (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen
TMNT (2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

Director: Kevin Munroe
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Mako, Chris Evans
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed... See full summary »

Stars: Jarred Blancard, Mitchell A. Lee Yuen, Dean Choe
Animation | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu hen (Superman Legend) is a two-part OVA series from Japan based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show. In the first episode entitled "Super Dai Pinchu... See full summary »

Stars: Daiki Nakamura, Toshiharu Sakurai, Hiroyuki Shibamoto
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

Stars: Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper
3 Ninjas (1992)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker
Family | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Stars: Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade, Sean Fox
The Transformers (1984–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Matt Hill ...
Jim Raposa ...
...
...
...
Kenshin (as Henry Hayashi)
...
Niles
Mak Takano ...
Benkei - Honor Guard #1
Steve Akahoshi ...
Honor Guard #2 (as Steven Getson Akahoshi)
Kent Kim ...
Honor Guard #3
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

turtle | japan | magic | battle | samurai | See All (96) »

Taglines:

The Turtles Are Back....In Time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£523,324 (UK) (13 August 1993)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Starting in this film, All Effects Company took over and worked on the animatronic effects for the turtles and Splinter costumes. Jim Henson's Creature Shop was the company who worked on the mutant creatures in the previous two movies. See more »

Goofs

When Raph says "I'll be back" when rescuing April, his mouth never moves. See more »

Quotes

April O'Neill: You don't mean - you're not seriously suggesting that Donatello is going to make an incredibly arcane time travel machine, are you?
LeonardoMichaelangeloRaphaelDonatello: No, of course not!
Michaelangelo: That'd be totally bogus.
Raphael: Really stupid!
Donatello: Well, that's a relief.
Donatello: [points over his shoulder] No, that guy's gonna make it.
See more »


Soundtracks

Can't Stop Rockin'
Performed by ZZ Top
Words and Music by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
© 1985 Hamstein Music Company (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. International Copyright Secured.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Watchable
18 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a bad movie with good parts, that's really all you need to know.

One of the best things about the film is that the turtles get to use their weapons. The fights are much better than the 2nd's and are actually pretty exciting. The film is more like II than the first, it's more lighthearted, and surprisingly some of the jokes are pretty funny, and the dialog in general isn't terrible, but it's not exactly well-written. The turtles voices are all great, and Cory Feldman makes a welcome return in the role of Donatello, I missed him in the second film.

The film's cinematography is pretty good, the sets and lighting are decent, the scenes in Japan look really great, but the scenes in the sewer look like a set. Outside of the turtles, the acting is pretty sub-par, Casey makes a return, but his character is nowhere near as great as it was in the first. April O'Neil is basically there just to give the turtles the plot, which is disappointing to me because I really enjoyed her character in the first, and to a lesser extent, the second.

The puppetry is bad. Splinter looks horrendous and moves like a robot. The turtles suits look horrible, the lack of Henson's team is very obvious here. When their mouths move it really draws attention to how bad the mechanics are. The spots on their costumes are supposed to be subtle, not draw attention to themselves like in this film. The film is just nowhere near as good as you'd want it to be, but it's also not terrible. It's watchable and enjoyable enough, and I pop it in every once in a while because it has its moments.

5/10


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Movie Robocop 3 or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3? hugogonz-1
Total Underated extreme-horror
Why the inconsistent voice acting? inforlonghaul
Your Version For TMNT3? seinfeld99
Tim Burton was an idiot for making this... jeffanderson-1
This movie COMPLETELY BOMBED ! daddymacent22
Discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?