Like previous Lionsgate TMNT seasons, this DVD is a product of its source. Colors are slightly flat, sharpness is a bit dull, and source artifacts are common. When you add a layer of MPEG-2 compression on top of that, things become increasingly fuzzy.
Still, this is a watchable effort, with little blame falling on the studio. This is a large step up from the VHS and cable broadcasts of old, the animation is maintained as well as possible. None of the episodes exhibit any specific flaw, existing on equal ground across all 27 episodes.
True to the source, this is a 2.0 mono mix. Dialogue is clean, and the theme song comes through adequately. There are no noticeable moments of distortion or skipping in any episode. The classic laser sound effect is crisp, although explosions are somewhat muddled.
Originally released in four separate cases, Lionsgate has re-released season seven in a single set for a lower price. All extras are maintained.
One featurette is on each of four discs, beginning with A Shellabration of the Most Turtletastic Toys, a disappointing and repetitive feature that replays some of the earliest commercials as those involved with the show and merchandising discuss the brand. A Shellabration of the Turtles Creation contains interviews with Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as they recount how the show came to be, and their thoughts on how it turned out.
A Shellabration of the TV Sensation brings back writers and voice actors to discuss their area of involvement, happily reminiscing about their time on the show. A Shellabration of a Fan-Nomenon Sensation focuses on a few collectors while they talk about their passion, although it would have been nice if more items were focused on.