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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 (362 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 (362 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006L4ZEDW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,862 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

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This animated adventure is both produced and directed by Steven Spielberg in his first animated effort, it is in most ways a satisfying watch with some excellent animation, a good voice cast and an exciting storyline

I have quite a few of the Tintin books and enjoyed the exploits brought to life by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (Georges Prosper Remi)

The film take inspiration from a number of books and mixes in some bits of it's own, The Crab with the Golden Claws and The Secret of the Unicorn are the two main plot lines. Cast do a decent job including Jamie Bell as Tintin, Daniel Craig who voices Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine and Red Rackham, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg provide the well known detectives Thomson and Thompson, no complaints about the voice acting

The story starts with Tintin and Snowy (his longstanding dog companion) at a market where they buy a model ship "The Unicorn", taking the ship back home it's broken by accident revealing a scroll inside it which is the basis for most of the film story, the attempts by others to steal the scroll and the hidden secrets it contains. It turns out there are other scrolls and when combined will reveal the location of the real Unicorn ship and the treasure it contains.

A fairly simple plot, very much in the style of adventure films both animated or not. The quality of animation is excellent throughout clearly a lot of effort has been put into the production.
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3 of 3 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
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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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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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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn [2012] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] From Academy Award® Winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg* and Peter Jackson** comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune – but also an ancient curse – Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling “simply magical – an animated Indiana Jones.”

*1993: Best Director and Best Picture for Schindlers List.’ 1998: Best Director for ‘Saving Private Ryan.’

**2003: Best Director, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’

FILM FACT: The Adventures of Tintin was nominated for Best Original Score at the 84th Academy Awards. It was the first non-PIXAR film to win a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. It also received 2 nominations at the 65th British Academy Film Awards in the categories of Best Animated Film and Best Special Visual Effects.

Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Daniel Mays, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones, Joe Starr, Enn Reitel, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran, Sonje Fortag, Cary Elwes, Phillip Rhys, Ron Bottitta, Mark Ivanir, Nathan Meister, Sebastian Roché, Kim Stengel, Mohamed Ibrahim Elkest and Sana Etoile

Director: Steven Spielberg

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy

Screenwriters: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat

Composer: John Williams

Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński

Resolution: 1080p [Technicolor]

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 [Anamorphic]

Audio: English: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English: 5.
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I've never read Tintin before and after watching this I think I know why. The only thing worse that the story was the character Tintin. The two policeman were total idiots. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed thnx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can I Have a Dog like Snowy?
Just watched this for the third time and can honestly say, it just gets better and better.

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3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as I expected
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