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Old 10-04-2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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So I bought three VHS tapes of the FW series for 10 euros today.

Found them for sale on Facebook and bought them.

Sadly they were the Dutch Dub but hey at least back then the dubbing company knew what they were doing. (I couldn't get into the 2003 series because of the dub with that series being so TERRIBLE that they make the Michael Bay Turtles movies look good. And it was impossible to get DVD's of that series in English)

So which episodes are on there?
- Turtles on Trial
- Case of the Hot Kimono
- The Gang's all here

Yup, just THREE episodes of the third season. So no Punk Frogs even though they're on the cover.

But, they happen to be the episodes that I really wanted to see, certainly in the case of "The Gang's all here" since it deals with the same theme I have in my ongoing fan comic "The Full 80%"

10 Euros is a lot of money for only three episodes but as far as I'm concerned, it was money well spent since those VHS tapes contained some of the best of the third season.
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Old 10-04-2020, 07:14 PM   #2
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Well, at least the artworks on the covers are great. You could pull them off and frame them.
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Old 10-04-2020, 07:58 PM   #3
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Found them for sale on Facebook and bought them.

Sadly they were the Dutch Dub but hey at least back then the dubbing company knew what they were doing. (I couldn't get into the 2003 series because of the dub with that series being so TERRIBLE that they make the Michael Bay Turtles movies look good. And it was impossible to get DVD's of that series in English)

So which episodes are on there?
- Turtles on Trial
- Case of the Hot Kimono
- The Gang's all here

Yup, just THREE episodes of the third season. So no Punk Frogs even though they're on the cover.

But, they happen to be the episodes that I really wanted to see, certainly in the case of "The Gang's all here" since it deals with the same theme I have in my ongoing fan comic "The Full 80%"

10 Euros is a lot of money for only three episodes but as far as I'm concerned, it was money well spent since those VHS tapes contained some of the best of the third season.
My very first purchase on eBay was a vhs from the United Kingdom that included Invasion of The Punk Frogs as the headliner with New York's Shiniest as the second episode. New York's Shiniest was also the second episode on the Cowabunga, Shredhead! vhs release. The other vhs in the purchase was anothe U.K. exclusive release Invasion of The Turtle Snatchers.

VHS and exclusive ones can be worth something on the secondary market if you are interested in flipping the VHS you obtained.
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Old 10-05-2020, 03:15 PM   #4
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So, Turtles on Trial has the Case of the Killer Pizzas cover?
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Old 10-05-2020, 05:23 PM   #5
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So, Turtles on Trial has the Case of the Killer Pizzas cover?
Yeah, shows how much the publishing company cared.
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Yeah, shows how much the publishing company cared.
We had the same problems here in Northern Europe, with Danish company Scanbox Entertainment disturbing Fred Wolf TMNT to video in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Some artworks and even titles were totally messed up.
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Even as someone speaking foreign languages, I could never imagine watching the FW series in anything but English because the voice performances from the likes of Cam Clarke, Pat Fraley, Rob Paulsen, James Avery and Townsend Coleman are just too iconic to overlook.

Not to mention that you are watching the Dub dutch, so there might be censorship of Mikey's Nunchucks here and there.
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I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:09 PM   #8
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Even as someone speaking foreign languages, I could never imagine watching the FW series in anything but English because the voice performances from the likes of Cam Clarke, Pat Fraley, Rob Paulsen, James Avery and Townsend Coleman are just too iconic to overlook.

Not to mention that you are watching the Dub dutch, so there might be censorship of Mikey's Nunchucks here and there.
Nope there's no censorship, Mikey's nunchucks are all there for everybody to see.

Also feel free to check out the updates on my story. I love getting feedback.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:31 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=FredWolfLeonardo;1863233]I could never imagine watching the FW series in anything but English because the voice performances from the likes of Cam Clarke, Pat Fraley, Rob Paulsen, James Avery and Townsend Coleman are just too iconic to overlook./QUOTE]

Of course, but if you were a child in a non-English speaking country during the early 1990's, you would probably not be aware of them.
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True. In a lot of European countries viewers are not exposed to non-dubbed products, everything is broadcasted in a dubbed version. Before the internet the only way you could watch a movie with original english audio was to take a flight to UK.
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True. In a lot of European countries viewers are not exposed to non-dubbed products, everything is broadcasted in a dubbed version. Before the internet the only way you could watch a movie with original english audio was to take a flight to UK.
Or watch a channel or videotape with subtitles, if you had accesss to them...
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Or watch a channel or videotape with subtitles, if you had accesss to them...
In the 80s? None of that here in Italy. I guess the only english-dubbed products you could find were the videogames but they started to have voice acting only in early 90s. In fact, I can vividly remember the first time I've ever heard an english voice in my life: it was my brother playing the graphic adventure game Day of the Tentacle in 1994
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Found them for sale on Facebook and bought them.

Sadly they were the Dutch Dub but hey at least back then the dubbing company knew what they were doing. (I couldn't get into the 2003 series because of the dub with that series being so TERRIBLE that they make the Michael Bay Turtles movies look good. And it was impossible to get DVD's of that series in English)

So which episodes are on there?
- Turtles on Trial
- Case of the Hot Kimono
- The Gang's all here

Yup, just THREE episodes of the third season. So no Punk Frogs even though they're on the cover.

But, they happen to be the episodes that I really wanted to see, certainly in the case of "The Gang's all here" since it deals with the same theme I have in my ongoing fan comic "The Full 80%"

10 Euros is a lot of money for only three episodes but as far as I'm concerned, it was money well spent since those VHS tapes contained some of the best of the third season.

You wouldn't be able to provide scans/photographs of the backs of the covers (and potentially a translation if there is any text), as I would be very interested in seeing them?
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You wouldn't be able to provide scans/photographs of the backs of the covers (and potentially a translation if there is any text), as I would be very interested in seeing them?
No problem, here they are.

Here what they say.

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Guilty or Innocent.

And the back cover says.
- Even though the turtles have been consistently heroic, the universal distrust in anything different gave them a bad name with the general public. So the guys, in an effort to save their reputation agree to appear on live TV. But a Ninja isn't an Ivo Ninja.

Notes: "Ivo Ninja" is a reference to the host Ivo Niehe who was the Netherlands' premier talk show host at the time.

That's a joke nobody who's not dutch and lived through the eighties would have gotten.

Turtles Action Doublepack
Two video tapes for the price of one.

The Kimono Gang

Oh the humanity, it's all for the beasts

And on the back cover

Tape 1 - The Kimono Gang
It's no secret to the Turtles that crime lords try to enrich themselves in all sorts of illegal manners. But when a certain character by the name of "Don Tortelli" engages in the activity of stealing every kimono in the city (In order to build up a Kimono empire) it even has our heroes surprised

Tape 2 - Oh the humanity, it's all for the beasts
It's easy to forget that all the animals in this series are actually mutated human beings who are otherwise just "perfectly normal". Leave it to Shredder and Krang to refresh your memory.

Notes:
- Don Tortelli wasn't out to create a Kimono empire, he was looking for the treasure map sewn into Splinter's kimono.
- Nope the Turtles were never even human to begin with.
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No problem, here they are.

Here what they say.

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Guilty or Innocent.

And the back cover says.
- Even though the turtles have been consistently heroic, the universal distrust in anything different gave them a bad name with the general public. So the guys, in an effort to save their reputation agree to appear on live TV. But a Ninja isn't an Ivo Ninja.

Notes: "Ivo Ninja" is a reference to the host Ivo Niehe who was the Netherlands' premier talk show host at the time.
https://www.anp-archief.nl/image/201...217e8e9%29.jpg
That's a joke nobody who's not dutch and lived through the eighties would have gotten.

Turtles Action Doublepack
Two video tapes for the price of one.

The Kimono Gang

Oh the humanity, it's all for the beasts

And on the back cover

Tape 1 - The Kimono Gang
It's no secret to the Turtles that crime lords try to enrich themselves in all sorts of illegal manners. But when a certain character by the name of "Don Tortelli" engages in the activity of stealing every kimono in the city (In order to build up a Kimono empire) it even has our heroes surprised

Tape 2 - Oh the humanity, it's all for the beasts
It's easy to forget that all the animals in this series are actually mutated human beings who are otherwise just "perfectly normal". Leave it to Shredder and Krang to refresh your memory.

Notes:
- Don Tortelli wasn't out to create a Kimono empire, he was looking for the treasure map sewn into Splinter's kimono.
- Nope the Turtles were never even human to begin with.
Thanks for those scans! It's a really strange joke to make to add the talk show host to a VHS tape
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:21 PM   #16
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Thanks for those scans! It's a really strange joke to make to add the talk show host to a VHS tape
TMNT and Niehe's Talk show were both broadcasted on the same network in those days, so kids were familiar with Niehe.
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