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Splinter
02-11-2004, 02:56 AM
It seems we may have mini-series' co-writer David Wise to thank, for making sure we got the full episodes of the classic Turtles. It seems Artisan/Lion's Gate was all set for to release the edited 72-minute Epic Begins, but the huge stink raised by fans got to David Wise and he helped convince them to release the full episodes. Knowing that fans would likely go ballistic over the edited versions.

If you don't know who David Wise is, he's one of the writers for the series. And also was responsible for The Transformers, He-Man, Isis, Buck Rogers, Wonder Woman, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and Batman: TAS, as well as a LOT of the '87 TMNT episodes. The DVD will supposedly feature all five episodes, without opening and closing credits, except at the start and end of the 5 episodes.

As for cover art, there's been some confusion. Originally the one that appeared on DVDEmpire was believed to be just a mock-up art done by DVDEmpire. But Artisan/Lion's Gate revealed their April cover-art, and it is very similar to what was originally shown. So it looks like that's what we're getting. Note that it's still not the final art. Since it's missing several necessary markings on the case. But it does appear to be what we may be getting.

You can read the full news about this, over at TVShowsOnDVD.Com:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=1089
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=1095

That Matt Guy
02-11-2004, 04:37 AM
I really don't like that cover at all. But oh well, it's better than nothing I suppose.

Karpo_007
02-11-2004, 05:08 AM
Well the cover is disapointing, but it's the content that matters.

EZweasel
02-11-2004, 05:32 AM
that cover looks good enough. i mean it realy cant be any beter. arent yaw glad their doing actual episodes though instead of the epic begins.

GK Punk
02-11-2004, 05:48 AM
That's what I'm sayin', EZ.

And You're doing a great job Splinter!

Ninja Turtles Cartoon Fan
02-11-2004, 06:40 AM
I love the DVD cover; I don't care what anybody says.

I'm very disappointed in Artisan. They really were going to feed us the crappy "Epic Begins" saga. Thank God for David Wise; if not for him, we'd all be receiving DVDs that would be about as valuable as Frisbees.

I hope Artisan finally gets its stupid act together and takes notice of the TMNT fan base. Maybe after the initial outpour of people who didn't want the "Epic Begins" this will sink into their thick skulls and they'll do this thing right.

"Of course, there's a far greater will chance will simply be fried to a cinder." - Krang, from "The Foot Soldiers Are Revolting"

Reznorite420
02-11-2004, 12:28 PM
Eh, after a closer look, the cover's not as bad as I made it out to be. I mean, come on, if all of the seasons eventually come out, the cover's gotta be a bit more universal. I hate to piss off all of you Mirage fans and later-than-season-one dissers, but that cover looks as universal as it can get.

That doesn't change my opinion on screwing up the flow of the episode order, however.

Bowser_Koopa
02-11-2004, 12:42 PM
As for cover art, there's been some confusion. Originally the one that appeared on DVDEmpire was believed to be just a mock-up art done by DVDEmpire. But Artisan/Lion's Gate revealed their April cover-art, and it is very similar to what was originally shown. So it looks like that's what we're getting. Note that it's still not the final art. Since it's missing several necessary markings on the case. But it does appear to be what we may be getting.

i'm a sad panda....

MTN889
02-11-2004, 02:31 PM
Yes more DVDs!

ThirdMarioBro
02-11-2004, 05:37 PM
David Wise.....God bless that man.
The hero of the classic TMNT hassaved us from getting edited crap.

Thank you David Wise, thank you thank you thank you thank you. :) :) :)

Reznorite420
02-11-2004, 05:46 PM
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'd kiss his feet if he were next to me right now for doing such a good thing for TMNT fans everywhere.

Gremlin
02-12-2004, 05:28 AM
It seems Artisan/Lion's Gate was all set for to release the edited 72-minute Epic Begins

Eh, come again... Epic begins is 67 minutes (Yeah, I know, Big deal but it's still an error)

azure turtle
02-12-2004, 03:27 PM
Thank you David Wise!! :D Sounds like great news. Can't wait to pick up the eps in April.

ThirdMarioBro
02-12-2004, 06:49 PM
We really should send a Technodrome link to Artisan/Lion's Gate. Then they can see some real TMNT fans, and see what we think of shows being edited. Then they may realize why we feel as we do.

Whitewolf89
02-19-2004, 06:12 PM
Hey, anything that comes out with the old Turtles series is just fine with me! :wink: And I think the cover-art looks pretty cool; very much like the boxes of the old TMNT videos (remember those, peeps? BEFORE there was such a thing as DVDs??). I know I plan on getting them when they hit the store-shelves!!! COWABUNGA!!!

Mobius One
04-02-2004, 02:22 PM
yeah, jeez, i can't wait for that to come out. I have the epic begins video, and i never even knew it had stuff cut out until i watched the actual videos of the episodes at my girlfriend's house. It completely cuts out "A Thing About Rats"...which was a good ep, considering it showed how they got the van that evenually became the turtles van, which i always wondered how they got.