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TMNT DVD News: Nickelodeon Series Set and Movie on the Way

by Justin W

For the past few years, fans have been wondering why they couldn’t find their favorite new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Blu-ray and DVD. Sure, Nickelodeon put out a few random releases with a selection of episodes on each DVD, but there was no season set whatsoever. If you wanted to watch Nickelodeon’s TMNT, you either had to buy the limited DVDs, watch Nickelodeon, visit their website, use a streaming service, or pay $1.99 per episode on digital download services. This was very cumbersome for a series that had a notably linear story throughout, making it difficult to keep up with the overarching plot unless you were watching each episode every week.

Thankfully, Nickelodeon seems to have wisened up, as they are finally releasing a DVD set with the entire first season of the series. Sadly, there are no plans as of yet to release it on blu-ray, but at least we can get the first complete season in one awesome collection. The series set, entitled “The Beginning,” will include all 26 episodes from the first season spread across four discs, which ensures that the video and audio quality will most likely be very good. The set will also include bonus content from the individual DVD releases, a sample of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History book, and ten minutes of additional content that you can access online.

Let’s just be honest about this release: They’ve taken the previous individual DVD releases and put them all on one DVD set. If it weren’t for the bonus content, I might even suggest just keeping those if you’ve already got them. That being said, I think it’s also worth taking note that this DVD set if currently being sold For a price of 2.96
, which is much cheaper than the combined price of all the other releases. If you haven’t picked any of those sets up, you might want to consider plunking down the asking price to get the complete first season. After all, at a price tag of under $13, you’re paying less than 50 cents per episode. That’s hard to beat! The complete first season will be released on October 7th, 2014.


As for a blu-ray release of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we still have yet to hear about anything of the sort. This isn’t surprising for Nickelodeon, a company that has typically shied away from physical releases of their content. Considering that this is an HD television show, it’s definitely a little disconcerting to see that they still have no plans to release it on the only HD physical platform out there. Regardless, it’s worth noting that there will be at least one version of TMNT available on blu-ray very soon.

Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, is coming to Blu-ray on December 16th, 2014. Although a lot of fans were disappointed in this movie, many embraced it and have come to love what they were able to do with the Ninja Turtles in this latest iteration. If you’re one of the fans who loved the movie, you can expect to find it on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, in a gift set and even in a steelbook. In fact, depending on where you purchase the movie, you’ll have even more varieties to choose from based on retailer exclusives. The Blu-ray will include several special features,including an extended ending of the film.

I’m sure we’d all love to see Nickelodeon release a Blu-ray as jam packed with content as Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be, but there seems to be a stigma against releasing cartoons on anything more than DVD. Until they figure out that people actually want this, I guess we’ll all just have to take the DVD sets they give us. To be fair, at least this latest release is an affordable season set. What do you think? Will you be picking up either of these releases? If so, let us know either in the comments below or in our forums!

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Ian Manning October 7, 2014 - 6:52 pm

TV Show, YES. Micheal Bay’s Victim, NO.

JASON BOWEN October 7, 2014 - 7:23 pm

im a huge life long tmnt fan and i loved tmnt movie its the best turtle movie ever im so excited to buy it and i will be buying the nick series season 1 dvd also and to all those who say tmnt movie wasnt good you wouldnt know a good movie if it smacked you in the face stop living in the past this the 21st century that was an awesome movie so excited for tmnt 2 and 3 peace out cowabunga .

Jeremy Sparks October 7, 2014 - 7:43 pm

You apparently wouldn’t know a good movie either.

Ian Manning October 7, 2014 - 7:55 pm

You want a good movie? Watch something WITHOUT Megan Fox and Micheal Bay raping a franchise with dead eyes, explosives, and hung-open lips.

In fact, watch Guardians Of The Galaxy or Shang-Hai Noon. They AND Team America, Zoolander, and Turtles 1 & 2 are enough to toss this new Turtles movie back to the filthy shit-hole they belong…Bridgeport CT.

Matthew Langston October 7, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Can you actually say something of value, or is the only thing you’re capable of listing movies you liked? You have no argument for any of the claims you make. Share an argument and I’ll earnestly listen.

Ian Manning October 7, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Alright, why are you into Megan Fox so much?

Medic von Medic October 8, 2014 - 11:40 am

One of my coworkers brought this movie up for three days straight just to lament how bad it was. I actually almost walked out, and Transformers didn’t even manage that. I did get bruised as my friend beside me was rage punching me every time they revealed something really dumb like ninja mastery from a book or the loads of Japanese culture for the turtles who now have no link to Japan among other things. I’ve never been to a movie so bad I got bruised for it. I’ll grant you, the turtles themselves had fine personalities and the CGI didn’t bother me. But they obviously did not care and then had to do quick nonsensical last minute edits due to online outrage over some of the pre-release info. Worse than Transformers, man. And I’m a TF fan. Very painful to say a movie adaptation did worse to the origin than Bay’s TF.

johnny sunshin October 13, 2014 - 1:03 pm

It must be hard, being you.

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Says the little chucklefuck who can’t sleep at night knowing that other people don’t like a movie that you do. Grow up, kid.

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Here’s something of value, kid; grow the fuck up. You’re turning into a pissy little shithead because someone doesn’t like a flick that you do, as if people’s criticism of the flick somehow reflects on you. Protip; unless you made the damn thing, you don’t have to take it personally that not everyone digs it.

Matthew Langston October 7, 2014 - 10:42 pm

It’s so clear to me that these people saying that the film was “raped” didn’t see the film. I’ve watched everything turtles. I have been a lifelong fan since my formative memories during the late 1980’s. The move was full of fanservice moments, which serve to prove that the production team was either dedicated to research or were dedicated fans. April’s involvement in the creation story is acceptable because it meshes with the major theme of the film, family. The storyline was probably altered to conform to our expectations after there was a huge outcry about the alien controversy. So I think people are full of shit when all they can point at is “urrrf michael bay megan fox”. They don’t actually support their arguments with anything. People who get mad about CGI don’t fucking realize that the CGI for this film was essentially an extension of live-action puppetry. It’s the modern equivalent of the animatronics we grew up with.

TigerClaw305 October 8, 2014 - 7:34 pm

I loved the new TMNT movie, Thank goodness it wasn’t a rehash of the original film, But a brand new take fit for these modern times.

I can’t wait to own the Blu-Ray. 🙂

Billy Bob Throrton October 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm

the turtles aren’t 8 feet tall.
The Turtles weren’t even in that movie.
More like 4 mini hulks

And yeah,it’s a technically bad movie if you can’t tell that there’s something wrong with you. You’re probably some mindless sh*t for brains who also likes the Transformers movies and maybe Twilight too.

I would spit in your face if I met you in real life.

johnny sunshin October 13, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Accepted fact: mutant turtles. Other accepted fact? Mutant fighting rats. But…DONT YOU DARE MAKE THEM TALL. THATS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.

You’re way way waay too invested in a movie if you’d spit on someone for liking something.

But seriously, how dare someone have a different opinion than you – right?

Alleycat December 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm

O yeah we’ll bob I would spit in your face to for what you said if I ever met you, better yet I would dunk your head in a toilet.

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 8:54 pm

The movie wasn’t just a bad TMNT flick, it was a bad movie all around.

The plot was horrible, and was all made worse by obvious re-shoots with an Asian Shredder
that were haphazardly sewn into the movie to appease the whining fans. The dialogue was corny, especially Mikey’s unsettling turtle-boner for April. The CGI characters were gross and unappealing, and in fact Splinter’s appearance so scared my 4 year old niece that she couldn’t finish watching the movie. The personal ties between April and the Turtles was unnecessary and added nothing to the story, while the vastly more important connection between the Turtles, Splinter and Shredder was destroyed by those aforementioned re-shoots, leaving their encounters feeling hollow and meaningless. In fact, for as much as the flick wanted us to believe that Shredder was the brains behind the entire plot, he ended up coming off more like a second-rate flunky of Sachs’. The flick was loaded with Bay-isms in spite of the fact that he was only a producer, with all the usual unnecessarily spastic camera movements and explosions of your average Transformers flick. Megan Fox couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag, and yet not only did the flick spend a shit-ton of time with her, but she actually played a significant role in Shredder’s defeat. And as for those “fanservice” moments? I interpreted them as an attempt to appease fans for the fact that those little references aside, the flick pretty much disregarded everything about the Turtles and their long, storied history in comics, films and animation.

So…yeah. My issues with this flick don’t center around Michael Bay’s involvement. It wasn’t even that they showed all the reverence to the source material of someone who had read a lose synopsis of the Turtles written on a truck-stop bathroom wall and decided to make a movie based on that. No, it’s simply that it’s a bottom-of-the-barrel crap-fest. It’s a dumb movie that doesn’t even qualify as dumb fun, and when I see folks like you defending it I can only shake my head at the depressingly low standards of today’s movie-goers. And when I see assholes like you and that Bowen clown disparaging other people’s taste in flicks when you’re too thick to know a good movie if it bit you in the dick, that shit just pisses me off. You’re idiots with shit taste in movies, but you’re too far up your own asses to recognize it. But still you mouth off.

Christian Reyes October 7, 2014 - 8:49 pm

I second in motion to Ian Manning’s comment

tvmoviestuff October 8, 2014 - 9:22 am

Both incarnations (Nickelodeon series and TMNT Movie 2014) are much different than its predecessors. Fans of the ’87 cartoon series might think the Nickelodeon ’12 series looks silly but the show is actually great. Die hard fans of the ’90’s movies would think the 2014 movie Ninja Turtles are too big.

The fact is lots of things change with time. No one likes their narrative to change but things evolve over time. Give the Nickelodeon show a real chance and you will love it. As well, try to overlook the fact Michael Bay is behind the scenes and go into the film with an open mind. We are all Ninja Turtles fans 🙂

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 9:01 pm

The show’s great. The flick is absolute shit, not because it craps on the Turtles’ history, but because it’s just a bad flick. The sequel’s supposed to have a new director on board, so here’s to hoping he can do a better job than Liebesman did.

EDIT: Also, it didn’t really matter that Bay was behind the scenes, since you can smell his stench wafting off of every single scene of the flick. It’s got his handprints all over it.

Kay October 8, 2014 - 2:05 pm

TMNT is awesome! If you agree, post BOOYAKASHA!!!!!

BOOYAKASHA October 11, 2014 - 3:46 pm


ProdigyScar October 10, 2014 - 3:26 pm

As a human encyclopedia of Turtle lore, I thought the movie was decent. But I thought the “soul” of the turtles was lost along the way. I would have preferred more focus on the Turtles themselves rather than April and Vernon. I was disappointed with the big and clunky Shredder in the film (maybe because now I’m spoiled with how awesome he is in the 2012 series). I do feel slightly bad for the team who put it together because they had to make so many different fans happy, if they would have made it too dark fans of the original series would have cried out, but if they made it too silly and cartoony fans of the original comics would have been upset, the movie sits more on the latter of these two sadly, which normally is not a bad thing but this is a movie, not a cartoon. (personally I think they should have taken more notes from the 2012 series and mixed it with the darkness and coolness of the original comics.) All in all I wouldn’t be too hard on these guys who made the movie they had a hard job. Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes and the sequel will be the amazing TMNT movie we deserve.

kerinda October 11, 2014 - 12:07 am

All ready preorder the TMNT Blu-ray and the Cartoon but not the 1st season one I got them all ready this is a diffent one someone said why is the 1st season not on Blu-ray I buy it if they would put it on Blu-ray.

graysonisbatman March 16, 2015 - 12:06 am

1: I liked the flick. I thought it was fun. I can’t wait to see what direction this franchise goes with its characters.
2: Regardless of the fact that you liked it or didn’t, it has enough power to spark this conversation. Food for thought.

Vargtand April 9, 2015 - 7:57 am

Hi there! Is there any way of geting the movies with region2?? I cant bay any of this cus I live in Sweden and my ps3 cant play it =(

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