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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2012] [Region Free]

Daniel Craig , Jamie Bell , Steven Spielberg    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Thai, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006L4ZEDW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,094 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The Adventures of Tintin follows the exciting exploits of a young reporter, his dog, a sea captain with a drinking problem, and a couple of bumbling Interpol detectives as they travel from Europe to the Sahara and Morocco in pursuit of a pickpocket, model-ship collectors and long-lost treasure. Steven Spielberg's and Peter Jackson's long-awaited full-length film, based on the original Tintin comics by Hergé, combines the stories "The Secret of the Unicorn," "Red Rackham's Treasure," and "The Crab with the Golden Claws" into a generally fast-paced adventure that feels just a tad too long.

The individual stories and the characters Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Thompson and Thomson are all quite faithfully represented. The motion-capture animation is similar to that of Polar Express and is both fascinating and a bit odd at times. As in the comics themselves, the characters are highly stylized and instantly recognizable, but Tintin's facial expression is eerily stoic and there's a hint of strangeness that's hard to put a finger on. Snowy is delightfully funny to watch, though he is a bit fluffier than in the original comics, and the real animation standouts are the secondary characters like Thompson and Thomson and Captain Haddock, who somehow seem absolutely perfect.
Devoted fans will revel in the abundance of small details that reference the comics and suggest a true love for Tintin on the filmmakers' parts, but even viewers who don't know a thing about the comics will thoroughly enjoy this exciting adventure. (Suitable for ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Capt. Haddock's ancestor and go off on a treasure hunt.

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112 of 124 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The worst post-viewing experience ever! 9 April 2012
I'll explain my review title later, but first, a quick summary:

Animation 10/10:
Possibly the best animation I have ever seen. The facial expressions, character movement, and the motion of clothing to wind, rain / character movement are outstanding. The crisp details of each scene were wonderful, as were the light and shade effects. There are people who are better qualified to make more specific comments relating to rendering and contrast etc. so I will leave that them.

Action 10/10:
Lots of it, really fast and with lots to take in and gasp at, but greatly tempered with the important slower scenes, used to explain plot progression. Certainly this is where the DVD's 'replay' value shows, as there may have been things missed the first time around and, even then, it worth watching the scenes again to marvel at the interactions of the characters, creatures, their vehicles and the environment. To explain the action further might spoil the film for others, so I will leave it there.

Storyline 10/10
Although some reviewers on Amazon are not happy with the storyline, I really enjoyed it. Certainly I had guessed some of it, but certainly not all of it, and it could even be progressed further if a 'Tin Tin 2' is made. It is important to stress some reviewers have read the entire series of Tin Tin books, but my review is purely based on having read the comic strip versions of the series. In that sense, considering the style of the comic strips, the storyline is excellent.

Humour 10/10:
Sadly some negative reviews resort to insulting adults who liked the humour, by claiming 'It's childish and only a 3 / 6/ 12 year old would find it funny.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant 1 Dec 2012
bought this DVD after hearing such good reviews and having loved the original cartoons as a kid. Will quite easily say that the animation is stunning - as good as is possible I would hazard a guess. Great story too with loads of tip top action. One of the best films I've seen in years. You don't have to have kids to enjoy this I promise you !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie - my first 3D movie on my new 3D TV! 26 Dec 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This was the first 3D movie that I watched in my new 65" Panasonic Plasma and I loved it. I was not really convinced before I watched this movie that 3D on TV would be something that I would enjoy, but I am happy to be proved wrong. As for the movie, it is mix of elements from one or two Tintin books, but otherwise the story would be well known to all the Tintin fans (of which I am one - I own all the comics). It is fast paced, funny and the animation and 3D effects are great. I would also like to mention that amazon delivered this to Kazakhstan where I live now (having recently moved from Europe) in less than two weeks - in fact amazon delivered this ahead of other items that I had ordered on E-bay a week before I made the amazon order. Well done amazon!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures of Tin Tin 12 Dec 2012
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This DVD is brilliant. The animation is astonishing, which makes anything possible, and the characters are exactly true to the nostalgic Tin Tin as fans have known him for so many years. The real star of the film is Snowy, the dog. You cannot take your eyes off him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tin tin 8 Feb 2014
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When is the next one I wonder because I can't wait excellent animation the graphics and postures were amazing great story line,enjoyed very much
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spielberg is back to top form 8 Feb 2014
By a.diaz
Based on Herge's beloved comics, Tintin (Jamie Bell) is a young reporter on the trail of a lost treasure after coming into possession of a model of the ship 'The Unicorn'. However, other forces are at work in the form of businessman Ivanovitch Sakharine (Daniel Craig), also seeking the lost fortune. Along his travels, Tintin teams up with the lovable drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), descendant of the Unicorn's captain, to thwart Sakharine's schemes. Adventure ensues...

One of the best and most fun adventures to hit the silver screen in a long time, Spielberg's take on the Belgian icon is unapologetic, old fashioned matinee fun, with dynamic animation and breath taking action sequences, some even done in one long take like a chase through a Morrocan city. Seriously, if someone makes a list or book on great film action sequences, and forgets this, it's a crime in defiance of the Geneva Convention! This is further assisted by great performances from a strong cast, especially a wonderfully manic Serkis as Haddock and an unrecognizable Craig as the villain. Add in razor sharp pacing and generous helpings of humour, no shock given Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish had a hand in writing, and you have a well rounded ride.

Honestly, if I had anything to complain about, it's maybe that John Williams' theme isn't as memorable as it should be, sounding more like a 60s spy film than grand adventure, and maybe The Thompsons (played by Frost and Pegg) are exploited for a few cheap slapstick laughs, but hey, I chuckled all the same.

In closing, Spielberg and Jackson succeed with flying colours, and if 'Pirates' or 'Crystal Skull' has jaded you, then 'Tintin' may very well be the high adventure you're so badly looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film 22 Nov 2013
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Anyone who was a fan of Tintin when they were younger will love this film and with its computer animation is caters for young audiences who don't even know who Tintin is too.
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