With the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise set to bow in the UK in just a few weeks, starring Megan Fox, it’s about the perfect time to relive those memories of the original, classic, live action movies. This Sunday, 28th September, RAD Screenings (a new wing of Grimm Up North), in association with Trof will be showing a double screening of these old school cinema classics at Gorilla, starting at 3pm (doors at 2pm).
First up is the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) starring Judith Hoag and Elias Koteas which finds four turtles and a rat coming into contact with the mysterious substance, Ooze, and being transformed into the heroic Leonardo, Donatello (featuring the voice of Corey Feldman no less), Michaelangelo and Raphael who are trained to become ninjas by the wise rat Splinter. Our heroes find themselves working alongide the reporter April O’Neil to fight the evil Shredder and his Foot Clan, who are hell-bent on power and domination and the force behind a crime wave affecting the city. The movie was the second-highest-grossing independent film of all time and the ninth-highest-grossing film of 1990.
Next up is the awesomely titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) starring Paige Turco and David Warner, a slightly lighter and more comedic approach, which tells more of the origins of the turtles and sees them battling with Shredder for the last cannister of ooze as Shredder seeks to create an army of new mutants and increase his own power.
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