WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Reviewed In Issue 05 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID2315LI
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $34.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1992
(LD Release Date): 07/01/93
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Stuart Gillard
(Screenplay/Written By): Stuart Gillard
(Story): NA
(Music): John Du Prez
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Roy Forge Smith
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(Editor): William D. Gordean, ACE
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Raymond Chow
(Co-Producers): Terry Morse
(Producers): Thomas K. Kray, Kim Dawson & David Chan

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is the third (the first in the widescreen format) in a series of films aimed primarily at children, staring America’s most awesome amphibians and their human female friend April. This time a magic scepter that can swap individuals of equal mass from the past and the present switches April to 17th century Japan in place of a young Japanese prince. Our heroes on the half-shell must go back in time to rescue her and of course aid the good guys of the period in their battle against evil.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture on this disc is incredibly crisp with sharpness and detail in some scenes that eclipses the very finest LaserDiscs. The colors are brilliant and natural with the dark sequences well defined. Such a high resolution picture of this quality appears to be at the limits of the NTSC LaserDisc medium.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is absolutely awesome, with wall-shaking bass down to 30 Hz and a totally aggressive and enveloping surround field that engulfs the viewer in the fantasy. This is show-off-your-system material for the whole family
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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