There are two must-have, must-see TV shows coming to DVD September 4th; R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Volume 1 & 2, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 (a collectible 2-DVD set).
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s – more specifically – the late 90s, there’s a big chance you know of and still love TMNT. They were only one of the coolest shows of our time…and, not to mention, they brought to life one of the coolest sayings – Cowabunga Dude!?
I used to love this show growing up so when I saw that they were bringing it to DVD, it just excited me. I couldn’t wait to see some of the old episodes I used to watch. But more than that…I couldn’t wait to show the girls.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Volume One
Release: September 4, 2012
Runtime: +/- 260 minutes (containing the first 13 episodes)
2 Disc DVD set
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo are four genetically mutated turtles who have grown into human-sized, ninja-powered crime-fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, these four teens have spent their formative years fighting their nemesis, Shreddar, and his evil army. But the turtles’ world we have come to know and love is about to change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet the newest TMNT foe- Dragon Lord! It will take all the power of the turtles to combat this new villain…lucky for them, they will have help from a new ninja turtle, a Female turtle named Venus De Milo! See all the exciting showdowns in the only live-action series based on the iconic franchise.
The girls loved the new female turtle. I thought the episodes were pretty good. It’s definitely different than the “cartoon” characters I grew up watching, but it was cute. At times (being serious here) I thought it was a bit cheesy, but then I thought about when I watched it as a kid and thought – I was pretty cheesy for watching “ninja turtles.” LOL!!! It was good. For memory reasons, as an adult, this DVD is great to add to your collection. For kids, it’s a great way to introduce them to shows you used to watch as a kid. Either way, it’s worth taking the time to watch.
R.L.Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series
Volume 1 and Volume 2 on DVD
Release: September 4th
Runtime: Each runs +/- 140 minutes
SRP: $14.97 each
Bonus Features: Each has Behind the Screams of select episodes and Original Promos
Volume 1 (DVD) Episodes Include: Really You – Part 1, Really You – Part 2, The Dead Body, A Creature Was Stirring, Nightmare Inn
Volume 2 (DVD) Episodes Include: The Red Dress, Ghostly Stare, The Walls, Game Over, Alien Candy
Delivering suspense, nervous giggles and captivating spooky family adventures, R.L.Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 & 2 – features some of young Hollywood’s biggest names as guest stars, including Bailee Madison (Brothers, Just Go With It), Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally, Stormworld) and Grayson Russell (Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) to help coax you into keeping the nightlight burning bright.
Okay, so we haven’t watched 100% of each episode. The girls have been a little scared with a few of them so we’ve had to put them off for a little while longer. But, on the other hand…CJ has always loved The Haunting Hour (even when he was Patience’s age) and finds joy in watching these shows. He actually thinks they’re funny more than they are scary, but that’s because he watches the scariest of scary movies. I can’t do that.
For me, this series is pretty scary. It spooks me out even and if I watch too many episodes at once, I can’t sleep.
In other words – if you like scary but not-so-scary shows, I think you’ll enjoy this series. If you’re like CJ, and can watch all sorts of scary movies, you might like watching this series just for kicks. But either way. It’s a pretty good show. If I wasn’t such a scaredy-cat I’d watch them all.
Disclosure: I received a copy of each title above, for the purpose of my review. All thoughts are my own (or that of my girls) and based solely on our experiences alone.