Growing up my favourite TV shows revolved around flowers (Rosepetal), Ponies (MLP), and loving bears (Care Bears). Coming from a family of three girls, we stuck to the pretty, lovable TV shows and rarely crossed over to the dark side (aka Boy themed shows). There was one boy show that I really enjoyed: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Maybe I saw them as cute adorable cuddly animals or maybe I let my wild side escape!When I heard that the Ninja Turtles was coming out with a new live action movie, I was extremely excited to see this movie and share it with my boys.
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation – East Meets West
Available NOW on DVD from Shout! Factory
Cowabunga! Get ready for more memorable adventures with the Ninja Turtles! On March 4th, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will release Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation – East Meets West on DVD, featuring the first seven episodes of the popular series. See all the exciting showdowns in the only live-action series based on the iconic Ninja Turtles franchise!
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are four genetically mutated turtles who have grown into human-sized, ninja-powered crime-fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, these four teens have spent their formative years fighting their nemesis, Shredder, and his evil army. But the turtles’ world is about to change….and if you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet the newest TMNT foe: Dragon Lord! It will take all the power of the turtles to combat this new villain…but luckily for them, they will have help from a new ninja turtle, a female turtle named Venus De Milo!
East Meets West, Part 1
East Meets West, Part 2
East Meets West, Part 3
East Meets West, Part 4
East Meets West, Part 5
The Staff Of Bu-ki
Silver And Gold
I’m on the fence about this movie. I don’t know if my nostalgic memory of the Ninja Turtles has altered over the years, but the movie didn’t live up to my memories. The characters were classically displayed in personality and provide the feeling of reckless teenagers that the turtles are known for. The story line was familiar and the addition of the female character added an interesting twist. The violence and dubbing of the film was a little off and the use of words like “idiot” and “Dummy” made me cringe. My kids, on the other hand, really enjoyed the movie. They loved the non stop action, the opening music, the fight scene and turtle-isms offered in the movie.
If you are a Ninja Turtle fan, I suggest you check out it this movie for yourself. It won the hearts of my boys! Full screen format, it is rated TV-Y7-FV, with some minor silly violence from the fighting. The total running time is 147 minutes. The suggested retail price is $6.95, and you can order it online via Amazon.