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Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a shell-abration!

Cowabunga! Dudes and dudettes rejoice, as everyones' favourite heroes in a half-shell are back in shell-abration of a special birthday. It's been 25 years since their first incarnation, and the 25th anniversay special-edition DVD of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set for release next month. It will feature three discs of both series one and two of the animated kids' series, along with four bonus never before seen episodes. OK, they might not be teenagers any more, but neither are we.

Watch Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello much their way through pizzas when they're not showing off some nifty martial arts moves as they protect New York from evil (remember Shredder?). You'll soon find yourself chuckling away to Michaelangelo's surfer lingo and master Splinter's attempts to reign in his feisty foursome. There's no better place to recapture those childhood memories - and why not dig out any Turtle figures from the attic while you're at it?

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the DVD and am pleased to say it's just as good as it was when I was 10 - though, this time I wasn't wearing a bandana while I watched. And the real treat has to be those four brand-new episodes: The Beginning Of the End; The Return Of Dregg; Monster From Dimension X and The Day the Earth Disappeared. But that's all I'm telling you about them - so you'll just have to see them for yourself.

It's the first time the original series has been released on DVD in the UK and the special edition pack is priced £29.99, while a single DVD featuring three episodes from series one will cost £6.99. Both are due for release on 25th May, courtesy of Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Pre-order yours now here.


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