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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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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 film was originally going to be followed by a fourth installment in the franchise "TMNT: The Next Mutation". 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 live action "Next Mutation" installment moved to television in a live-action series produced by Saban titled, Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997). This series delivered on the promise of a fifth turtle, but changed it to a female turtle named Venus Di Milo. See more »

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The women's kimonos including Mitsu's are closed the wrong way (right over left which is only done for the corpses for their funerals and the proper way for kimonos to be closed for the living men and women is the left over right panel). See more »

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Donatello: Do you think I could *possibly* live without a single microchip?
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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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