Tuesday, February 09, 2010

VHS HELL: The Gene Slamming Begins

VHS HELL
The Gene Slamming Begins VHS
The Gene Slamming Begins VHS back

6 comments:

Tohoscope said...

You can see I paid a buck for this. I paid too much. Sorry for the crappy scans. The box has a foil cover to make scanning it just about as painful as watching it. I may have to come back and rant about this show in a later post.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Still, a fine example of bad 90's toonage.

Tohoscope said...

I guess it's no worse then James Bond Jr. or The New Adventures of Speed Racer. But the whole thing just stinks of "Let's make our own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" that it's insulting. They don't just "paint by numbers," but you can actually see the serial numbers they've painted over on this thing.

Yeah, I gotta come back and do a long and thoughtful rant over Street Sharks. I need to rip the tape and get a bunch of screen caps to arm myself against this evil.

Chris Sobieniak said...

It did seem like there were plenty of Ninja Turtle wannabes at the time. I just hardly found the effort or time to ever sit down and watch these since I felt one was enough (watching TMNT in the earlier seasons), thankfully I grew out of that since I was in high school.

Tohoscope said...

Now that Nick has picked up the rights to TMNT I'm kinda curious to see what they'll do with it.

To be honest I've never been a fan. There was a lot of negativity when the speculators inflated the price of the comics and that really turned me off. Then when the cartoon started the animation was so piss poor I really didn't care for anything to do with the Turtles. Then the black and white comics boom started to really screw up the direct market which led to the closing of a whole lot of smaller comic book shops.

I did enjoy seeing the first TMNT movie in the theater with my friends. In comparison to the cartoons it was well made. And fun.

The CGI movie from Imagi seemed to be, well, late. I thought the life cycle of the TMNT was at it's end, and yet Nick seems to disagree with that. Must be something in the Turtles that kids still respond to.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Now that Nick has picked up the rights to TMNT I'm kinda curious to see what they'll do with it.

I forgot that even happened! I guess I was blanking that out of my mind for fear of the outcome (and I know the kind of things Nick/MTV Networks/Viacom would love to do there). I guess if it keeps it alive than sitting on the rights for years I'm all for that.

To be honest I've never been a fan. There was a lot of negativity when the speculators inflated the price of the comics and that really turned me off.

No doubt they saw a good thing going.

Then when the cartoon started the animation was so piss poor I really didn't care for anything to do with the Turtles.

A cartoon I was indoctrinated into the Turtles fandom for that period of time. I think the farthest I went with it was to be a ninja turtle for one Halloween during my junior high days, a costume created by my own mother out of scratch (using a comic book I think was drawn by Scott Shaw! for the purpose), remember humiliating myself at the Halloween school dance in it acting like I could do the "turtle moves" of Michelangelo (I think that's what I was). Never did have the toys/figures but that was about it.

Then the black and white comics boom started to really screw up the direct market which led to the closing of a whole lot of smaller comic book shops.

Sad really. There was one just down the street I found any excuse if all to go to for years (back when comics were still something I would whine my mom into paying a buck or so at the local drug store).

I did enjoy seeing the first TMNT movie in the theater with my friends. In comparison to the cartoons it was well made. And fun.

The movie IS fun. I used to watch that tape over and over and wished I had begged my mom to take me to it when it was at the 'dollar theater' at a now-dead mall (she hardly ever paid to see first-run flicks at all so I was stuck seeing slightly worn prints of movies for years, and loved it). Never did see the sequels, but haven't heard much good about 'em (especially the third).

The CGI movie from Imagi seemed to be, well, late. I thought the life cycle of the TMNT was at it's end, and yet Nick seems to disagree with that. Must be something in the Turtles that kids still respond to.

Now I see someone out there in Hollywoodland wants to make a Stretch Armstrong movie, talk about being late to the party! What's next, Little Dot. :-)

 
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