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afrointelligent 9/3/2008 8:05:03 AM
Actually some of the <a itxtdid="5580584" target="_blank" href="#" style="border-bottom: 0.075em solid darkgreen ! important; font-weight: normal ! important; font-size: 100% ! important; text-decoration: underline ! important; padding-bottom: 1px ! important; color: darkgreen ! important; background-color: transparent ! important;" classname="iAs" class="iAs">comics</a> were pretty friggin' violent and could warrant an R ratiing. If you ever read any of the black and white TMNT comics, you would see what I mean. <br /> <br /> For example, Leo kills the Shredder by decapitating him.<br /> <br /> I for one wouldn't mind seeing a new live version of TMNT, I loved the original. Thought the two sequels were bleh. The original had good martial arts scenes, but they toned it down for the sequels because people complained about the violence (they did the same in the cartoon also).<br /> <br /> If they do this, they need to up the martial arts from the original and keep the same tone as the original (I thought it had a nice balance of being a kids flick without being corny).
hanso 9/3/2008 8:30:35 AM
Leo decapitated Shredder!? Shit. The Turtles to me were the ones from the cartoon. I liked the 1st 2 movies and TMNT. I don't think they need to go R with the turtles. PG13 will work just fine with them.
AMiSHPiRATE 9/3/2008 8:50:00 AM
The old turtles comics were black & white because it's cheaper for indies to publish in *shocker of all shockers* black & white.
ponyboy76 9/3/2008 10:46:14 AM
Yeah, I don`t think it had anything to do with the excessive blood. I thought that the B&W originals looked really cool and didn't really enjoy the colored versions of the comic. And they were damn violent, which I think you would expect from a comic about ninjas with sharp weapons. They weren`t the freakin Care Bears.
captm0rgan77 9/3/2008 11:23:29 AM
I'm not going to say that your wrong about the B&W. But I remember way back then, obviously before hanso was reading comics, reading an interview in Wizard with somebody involved in the comic. The question was poised: Now that the comic is doing well and getting a lot of success and talks about a cartoon series and possibly a movie deal will you publish the comics in color? The answer was lengthy in talking about the other stuff but when it came to answering the question he said that originally the B&W take was to lower the cost, and to put the comic on the racks that the kids could get to. Back in the day they would put the comics in an adult section and then of course the naughty comics in an adults only section behind the curtain. So it was like an R movie where you couldn't get entry too with out an adult but then if it was NC-17 than it didn't matter, you had to be 17 or older. Of course it depends on the owner or clerk of the comics store. The one I used to frequent, Brian's Books RIP, they didn't care much about it. And, yes, those comics were bloody as hell and would definitly be an R movie.
TheStormrider 9/3/2008 11:42:01 AM
The first studio to get their heads out of their asses and start releasing two versions of movies at the theatre. A pg13, with cut-aways and shit, and a R version, AT THE SAME TIME will be the studio to make a shit tun of money. The argument is 'R' movies make less money. Well, you put a pg and r version out and see which one makes more money. Too much trouble? Bullshit. 'Clue' The movie, as well as some others had multiple cuts/reels. Too much money? Bullshit they take 30 shots of each scene. They edit it to R. Wrap it. Edit it to PG 13, Wrap it, and then say 'would you fuckin like cheese or a milkshake with this bad boy'. Im telling you, the whinealots cry when its too 'serious and dark' but they arent the people that are going to go see movies now a days anyway, so kick their pacifiers into the dirt and tell them 'Ride this biatches'.
almostunbiased 9/3/2008 12:59:02 PM
I'm sure it was good Hanso, but I want the real deal.
sportwarrior 9/3/2008 4:35:28 PM
How awesome would it be to return the Turtles to their comic routes... I can't help but think it'd work well at the box office. Children of the 80's and comic fans alike would flock to see a more adult-oriented TMNT...
sociopathos 9/3/2008 6:09:17 PM
The whole Shredder part of the epic has been done, redone and way, way, overdone. I say bring on TCRI and the Triceratons and/or The Rat Catcher and/or Dr. Baxter. The turtles are more than a one-villain team.
mckracken 9/3/2008 11:49:33 PM
yeah Necroskippy, TCRI and the Triceraton, and Fugitoid! and as for Captainmorgan's answer about the color, Hmmm... ok as I recall, indie books were ALWAYS published in black and white back in the 80's, they did not have "print on demand" as they do now, so the minimum print run for a full color book was 5,000 and thats a ton of backstock if they dont sell. Second, I bought a first edition issue #5 straight off the new release rack and Mikes Colluseum back in the day not hard to find, with other new releases. What was "behind the counter" were the original print runs for issues 1-4 which were originally printed in MAGAZINE SIZE first, then later reprinted in comic book size for their (second?) and third fourth and fifth printings. The magazine sized TMNT comics didnt last long and were quickly gobbled up by the dealers themselves and priced well into the hundreds, they sat untouched behind the cash register as a trophy prize....I wish I'd bought them. TMNT #7 is the first comic that featured a 7 page full color story insert (not the entire issue... just seven pages) I know...I have two copies. I also have the TMNT graphic novel #1 which recollects (I think) issues 1-4, if my memory is correct, the graphic novel collections are in full color.
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