Kudos to Umbrella Entertainment for releasing a golden classic that’s well due for such premium treatment.
Ahead of the release of the newest incarnation under the IP, the Aussie distrib brings to Blu-ray the original live-action adaptation of the cartoon classic – complete with a tasty lot of extra features.
One of the coolest experiences I had as a movie goer and TMNT fan. I possibly loved it so much because I half expected Saturday morning cartoon-rubbish plot and script, and even an unbiased opinion must concede that it was well written, adequately acted and more than adequately scripted, paced and designed for its target audience. Tells the basic story of the TMNT legend as they grow, come into their own and battle their nemesis the Shredder. Not a great movie but an entertaining one, with the most natural creature and makeup effects of its day – no small feat in the days when computers didn’t do everything.
Note : We’ve yet to purchase a copy of the Blu-ray so the extras are not reviewed yet.
We’re told the extras in this world first Stink-0-Vision release include pop-up scratch and sniff icons (colour us very intrigued!), the making of the Steve Bannon-directed classic, and the original theatrical trailer that put bums on seats in the Clinton-era.
The audio and video transfer sounds sweet- the film will pop through the home theater speakers in either 5.1 or 2.0 DTS HD-MA and of course comes in a nice 1080p transfer.