This film was shown previously on television and for the DVD release they have decided in all their wisdom to cut nine minutes from the original version. Fans who have watched the television version are quite mad about that. Plus the fact that they don't feel that the people behind this film show much respect towards the original Ninja Turtles. The meshing of the Turtles from the 80s with those from 2003 is a good idea but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael, from 1987 and one dimension are brought to 2003 and meet up with their doppelgangers. Due to a teleporting accident the four Turtles meet up with themselves in the future. In order to fix this up the Turtles must find the Technodrome. While they are doing that Shredder locates his equal from the other dimension, Ch'rell, who has come up with a plan to travel back to get rid of the Turtles.
In this dimension the Turtles run into some familiar faces like Casey, April and a bunch of enemies they've battled before like Krang, Hun, The Foot Soldiers, The Purple Dragons, Bebop, and Rocksteady.
In the nine minutes they have cut there resides some of the best bits of humour, action and plenty of story explanations. Cutting it is silly and detrimental to the film. Besides the cutting of nine minutes the film was done in widescreen and the DVD is not. Meaning that the sides of each frame have been lopped off. Even the cover art is poor. There almost seems to be a conspiracy going on. On top of all that there are no special features. The inhumanity! It seems as if whomever made these decisions does not have what is best for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at heart.