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CyberCubed 05-02-2013 02:53 PM

I wonder how many extra DVDs Lionsgate still has. The old toon DVDs sold very well, so they must have produced millions of discs.

cartoonistaaron 05-02-2013 04:11 PM

There are a dozen fan artists who would have given them better artwork than that... for free.

I'm not buying this because I have no interest in it. But the box art certainly isn't helping.

It frustrates me when companies do this, because it wouldn't cost them any more money to get a competently produced piece of art. There are fans who are also pros who could give them an on-model, beautifully-rendered digital painting for nothing more than what they paid for this. They must be using some in-house employee or a friend of an executive or something.

oldmanwinters 05-02-2013 09:51 PM

I can't really complain about the box art. It's certainly not creative and the revamped cover doesn't look as good as the original art did.

But it's a whole lot better than the terrible traced over 4Kids poses we had on the first release of Volumes 3-6. Volume 4 was the absolute worst as it was just a cropped shot of Donatello's face from the Volume 3 cover.

Refractive Reflections 05-02-2013 10:11 PM

I won't be surprised if Lionsgate keeps releasing revised DVD collections like this, or as the years pass more "bonus features" (more interviews, how to draw the Turtles tutorial with an animator, maybe even audio commentaries on some episodes, etc.) just so they can get consumers to buy more "exclusive" features.

These DVD companies are somewhat notorious for that in which they will release the bare minimum for a movie or TV series in the beginning, but as the years pass by, they will slowly add more features and bonus material to try to entice consumers to buy the newly released DVD again. It's smart from a business perspective, but frustrating for a big fan who feels compelled to shell out money every time.

As for the box art... yeah, it can be better. While the skyscraper background looks good and the action scene is okay, the Turtles themselves are disappointing especially Raphael's weird smirk/smile and Donatello's eyes/face with that bandana.

CyberCubed 05-02-2013 10:17 PM

I think the only reason Lionsgate is continuing releases is simply because Nick must be badgering them to buy the series.

There should be no doubt in anyones mind that Nick REALLY wants to own the episodes of the original cartoon. I think if they offer a high amount price Lionsgate will finally sell the rights over to them.

It'll be for the best too. Nick might air the original toon on their block and might get better DVD releases.

TurtleManiac 05-02-2013 11:19 PM

I won't be getting this nor did I get the recently released complete series because they released them after I had chronologically purchased each DVD they released over the years so I already have the complete series on DVD, maybe I would have got the complete series Turtle Van box set but from what I've heard they're the same exact discs and not in order so why bother?

Why is everyone complaining about the artwork for this release? The show has been off the air for 17 years, do you really think they're gonna come up with something totally new? Sure it's a replica of the artwork on the "Hot Rodding Teenagers" VHS, but it is still way better than any of the artwork they used for previous DVDs. On this DVD cover they actually look like the OT Turtles because they took it straight from the vintage VHS artwork. This is what they should of done in the first place instead of using 2K3 art for OT DVDs. I would have preferred they use the exact same VHS artwork for all the DVDs there was so much potential. The original VHS artwork was awesome.

On the first DVD they released, the artwork is pretty good like it's drawn to represent the OT, the turtles look like the toon turtles the background is very OT, and on the back it has Splinter looking just as he does in the OT, and it's based on a scene in the first season. I never understood why after the first DVD they started using the 2K3 art.

chrisdude 05-03-2013 12:17 AM

I guess it makes enough since to sell it this way for future buyers, even if people don't buy it again. I've never seen the complete set in a store. :ohwell:

oldmanwinters 05-03-2013 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by cartoonistaaron (Post 1091868)
There are a dozen fan artists who would have given them better artwork than that... for free.

I'm not buying this because I have no interest in it. But the box art certainly isn't helping.

It frustrates me when companies do this, because it wouldn't cost them any more money to get a competently produced piece of art. There are fans who are also pros who could give them an on-model, beautifully-rendered digital painting for nothing more than what they paid for this. They must be using some in-house employee or a friend of an executive or something.

I think some of us fan artists need to start making spoofs of Lionsgate crap-art. There could be some really fun possibilities.

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Originally Posted by Powder (Post 1091568)
Still using mediocre artists who barely know their way around photoshop, I see...

Heh, I haven't ever even tried to use photoshop so I guess they've got a leg up on me. I do like the color shading on the turtles' skins though.

liugeaux 05-03-2013 11:51 AM

Actually, for those of us not intending to track down a turtle van complete set, this is a cool release. I always hated the way LG did those early releases. With this release they still have weird disc inclusion issues, but at least there's a dedicated set for each season. I know it may sound crazy for me to double dip but you're looking at a dude that bought season 7 twice so my shelf wouldn't be as cluttered. I will def be picking this up.

Storm Eagle 05-03-2013 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TurtleManiac (Post 1092069)
I won't be getting this nor did I get the recently released complete series because they released them after I had chronologically purchased each DVD they released over the years so I already have the complete series on DVD, maybe I would have got the complete series Turtle Van box set but from what I've heard they're the same exact discs and not in order so why bother?

Even though I already bought all of the season sets before, I personally saw fit to get the complete series set for the simple fact that it came with a booklet that tells you what episodes are on each disc. Not all of the backs of the casings of the individual season sets had the episodes listed. I don't regret buying it, but they could have done better with the casing.

Garfield 06-15-2013 05:27 PM

I didn't pic up season three when int came out in pieces a few years ago, so this is good for me.

raph27 06-16-2013 06:17 PM

Lionsgate: Re-release the complete series set and we will be eternally grateful.:D

redsai4lex 06-22-2013 10:27 AM

Damn you Lionsgate!!!! I'll probably end up getting this too! They should have totally released this a long time ago, especially before the Turtle-Van box-set! It drives me crazy that the episodes are still not completely in chronological order... Watch them release a second complete box-set eventually in the form of a play-set or something to make up for it. :tlol:

TheCanadiandrome 06-24-2013 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by redsai4lex (Post 1114710)
Damn you Lionsgate!!!! I'll probably end up getting this too! They should have totally released this a long time ago, especially before the Turtle-Van box-set! It drives me crazy that the episodes are still not completely in chronological order... Watch them release a second complete box-set eventually in the form of a play-set or something to make up for it. :tlol:

Lol too funny

Bossa Nova 06-24-2013 01:55 AM

Methinks I'll probably spring for this. The complete boxset would be nice, but given the inflated prices of them everywhere, and the fact that as cool as it looks it probably takes up quite a bit of space, the individual seasons are looking more and more appealing. I was pretty annoyed when looking up the releases that Season 3 was split up into so many random discs and to be honest it was kind of keeping me at bay from finally getting around to purchasing any of the discs. But knowing complete season 3 should be released next month, and the fact that I've been watching the OT for the first time on youtube the past couple nights, has made me pretty excited :D

rufus 07-02-2013 11:46 AM

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Stopped by Wal-Mart today and found TMNT season 3 on the rack. Only one store near me had them. Thought they were supposed to release July 23.

Redeemer 07-02-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by rufus (Post 1118821)
Stopped by Wal-Mart today and found TMNT season 3 on the rack. Only one store near me had them. Thought they were supposed to release July 23.

I wonder if it's a mistake by Walmart or the source from the op

rufus 07-02-2013 12:29 PM

could be a mistake on Wal-Mart's part. A nice mistake though.

Powder 07-02-2013 05:25 PM

I'm only one state away from you so I think I'll have to see if Walmarts around here have them out too. Thanks for the heads up!

rufus 07-02-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Powder (Post 1118937)
I'm only one state away from you so I think I'll have to see if Walmarts around here have them out too. Thanks for the heads up!

Hope you find one. Also it rang up $14.99 and not $19 as listed.

Luke795 07-02-2013 09:59 PM

Is the first episode of season 4 on the last disc like it originally was on the individual discs?

Kendamu 07-02-2013 11:22 PM

I like this box art. I like Season 3. I'm getting this!

rufus 07-03-2013 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Luke795 (Post 1119035)
Is the first episode of season 4 on the last disc like it originally was on the individual discs?

Yes.they are the original released discs with new disc art.

mikey22 07-03-2013 11:04 AM

sure is

hot rodding teenagers!

mikey22 07-03-2013 11:04 AM

which is funny because they use a season 1 art to go for and yet this is season 3 lol

Gyt Kaliba 07-05-2013 07:27 PM

Totally nabbed this from Wal-mart today since it was all of $15 - a KILLER price for 47 episodes, good lord.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong here. I also own the old 'Volume One' release with the 5 episodes of 'Season One'. All I need to have Seasons 1-3 now is 'Volume Two', which had all of Season Two on it, right?

rufus 07-05-2013 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Gyt Kaliba (Post 1119974)
Totally nabbed this from Wal-mart today since it was all of $15 - a KILLER price for 47 episodes, good lord.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong here. I also own the old 'Volume One' release with the 5 episodes of 'Season One'. All I need to have Seasons 1-3 now is 'Volume Two', which had all of Season Two on it, right?

You are correct. Vol2 is season 2. Get that and you will have all of seasons 1,2,3

Gyt Kaliba 07-05-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rufus (Post 1119990)
You are correct. Vol2 is season 2. Get that and you will have all of seasons 1,2,3

Sweet, thanks. Just wanted to make sure whether or not I needed to bother with any of the other 'Volumes' after that, or could just move on to the Seasons 4 and onward.

shreddinghead 07-07-2013 07:04 PM

It got a really cool cover and it conserve space, i dunno maybe i will eventually buy it.

FlogginMcMurryZombiePizza 07-09-2013 02:24 PM

I spotted this set at at WalMart for, like, $15 or so.
I was thinking to get it... It be the first set of episodes I would own since I had some of those VHS tapes that have gone missing

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Originally Posted by mikey22 (Post 1119241)
which is funny because they use a season 1 art to go for and yet this is season 3 lol

It's nicer than the Movie 3 costumes being used on the BluRay re-releases of the live action trilogy :-/
Maybe not Movie 3 but they look bad and do not represent what the look of each movie is.

Brodie 07-09-2013 05:09 PM

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws...0a9d0df6_7.jpg

Got mine today. I bought my first set (volume 1) in 2004. I'd been missing Volumes 4,5,6 anyway. Today I finished my collection. Pretty good feeling.

JTH 07-09-2013 05:26 PM

I don't get this. The problem I had with Volumes 2-6 is that they crammed way too many episodes on the discs and in result they look fuzzy and like crap. (Far worse than the other season releases).

So now they're just putting volumes 3-6 in one box and selling them to you with still 11-12 episodes per disc.

The episodes won't look any better, it'll just take up less space on the shelf.

Not buying it.

CyberCubed 07-09-2013 05:29 PM

The episodes don't look blurry to me. Its not like they bothered digitally restoring the show or anything.

JTH 07-09-2013 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CyberCubed (Post 1121252)
The episodes don't look blurry to me. Its not like they bothered digitally restoring the show or anything.

It doesn't matter if the show is 1080p Hi-Def remastered. If you put more video data on a DVD than what it should hold, the picture won't look as good as it should, for Volumes 2-6 of the 80's TMNT series, that was the case.

It's like a computer with too much data crammed on it; the more you put on it, the worse it gets.

oldmanwinters 07-09-2013 06:08 PM

As much as I applaud them for finally breaking out that classic cover art (seriously, why didn't they think of that with the prior releases instead of green-lighting those crap knock-off jobs?), but until Lionsgate decides to seriously upgrade the quality of their releases (picture quality, special features, maybe even... commentaries) I won't be buying any more of their TMNT releases.

billbot85 07-09-2013 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tone-master21 (Post 1091442)

This box art is better than all of the other DVD's. Glad to hear that Season 3 is coming together as one set. Now if we could only get a proper release of Season 5 with the missing episodes included. :tgrin:

gobo 07-11-2013 05:38 PM

It says "47 episodes". Did they remove Plan Six? O_o

rufus 07-11-2013 05:55 PM

Plan 6 is still on the last disc.

CyberCubed 07-11-2013 06:51 PM

Well I purchased this out of compulsion.

Powder 07-11-2013 07:22 PM

Likewise.

Can someone give me an exact episode list for each disc given one of the duplicates was allegedly removed? If I can get that I will flex my graphic design skills to make us an insert for inside the DVD to let you know what eps are on what discs and such. You could then get it printed up at Walgreens or something. :)


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