I was a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles growing up, so they’ll always have a place in my heart even though I don’t follow them as an adult (although I did like 2007′s TMNT). The Turtles have been around for thirty years, and now a documentary chronicling their history is on the way. On August 12th, Paramount will release Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD. A brief trailer has been released, and although I’m not sure how much the movie can cover in its 98-minute runtime, it looks like it will at least run though the comic, the animated TV series, and the live-action movies from the 1990s. However, I’m a little surprised the trailer doesn’t have a plug for the new film, which opens on August 8th.
Hit the jump to check out the Turtle Power trailer.
EXPERIENCE THE FASCINATING 30-YEAR JOURNEY OF FOUR OF THE MOST UNLIKELY SUPER HEROES OF ALL TIME
THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Comprehensive New Film Debuts on DVD & Digital HD August 12, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Go behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets to discover the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes in the captivating new film TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting on DVD, VOD and Digital HD August 12, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written and directed by Randall Lobb, the film chronicles the birth of a franchise and reveals the remarkable journey of four of the most unlikely super heroes of all time. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with this must-see documentary and the August 8th theatrical debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.
The TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, along with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.