The Adventures Of Tintin - 75th Anniversary  [DVD]
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A five-volume set of adventures featuring Tintin, the world's most famous boy reporter. Together with his faithful dog, Snowy, he journeys around the world, solving mysteries and righting wrongs. All 21 animated adventures (out of a total of 23 comic books) are included: 'The Cigars of the Pharaoh', 'The Blue Lotus', 'Destination Moon', 'Explorers of the Moon', 'The Black Island', 'King Ottokar's Sceptre', 'The Red Sea Sharks', 'Tintin in Tibet', 'The Broken Ear', 'The Crab With the Golden Claws', 'Land of Black Gold', 'The Castafiore Emerald', 'The Seven Crystal Balls', 'Prisoners of the Sun', 'The Calculus Affair', 'Tintin and the Picaros', 'Tintin in America', 'The Shooting Star', 'Flight 714', 'The Secret of the Unicorn' and 'Red Rackham's Treasure'.
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That major grumble aside, if you want the 90's remakes, they're all here though without any bonus features.
The discrepancies between the two versions are probably common knowledge to Tintin afficionados, but as an outsider just chancing on a pleasant nostalgia trip, I've now learnt my lesson; in future, I'll do some wikipedia-ing before rushing to the checkout!
|Length: 3:44 Mins|
BUT contrary to what is written on the presentation of this product, and this is a trap, the adventures are ONLY in English, and NOT in both English and French... (and without subtitles)
So for French people who want to buy this product because it's not expensive, PAY ATTENTION !
There are two different sources of TinTin animated adventures on DVD; one is the series of 3 feature length animations created by Belvision in 1964/1969/1972 and the other is the series of 21 animated TV episodes created by Ellipse/Nelvana in 1991/1992. All of these were created in 4:3 aspect ratio.
The 'fondly remembered from childhood in the UK' TV version was produced in Belgium in the 1950s, also by Belvision. There were lots of 5 minute episodes but they were based on only seven of the books. The episodes were dubbed into English for UK television and were produced in 4:3 aspect ratio. They are [rarely] available, in VHS versions, although one of the sets of 5 min. episodes was apparently edited together as one of the 3 Belvision 'features' mentioned above.
In all versions, the episodes did not always accurately follow the books for various reasons.
The feature length versions have appeared twice as a boxed set - in 2006, with a green cover and in 2013 with an orange cover. They receive mixed reviews and are not related to the box set reviewed here.
This set is the Ellipse/Nelvana series that covers 21 of the 23 books and was produced as 22 min episodes for TV. [Three of the books were 'short' and needed only one episode; the other 18 were presented over two episodes on TV but are 'joined up' as one episode on DVD].
In the UK, the Ellipse/Nelvana series has been made available as a DVD boxed set on three occasions by Anchor Bay.
1) In 2003, a 'five disc' boxed set was produced for the UK retailer HMV.Read more ›
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Brilliant, reliving my childhood with my 6 year old when she can be persuaded to watch it, when she is she is rapt. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Naomi
The 1990's series of Tintin (not the Belvision ones I remember from the 1960's; "Herge's Adventures of Tintin" etc) but I knew that because my children used to watch this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by colin silk
the package was sturdy and I really liked this version. All the adventures together is what prompt every Tintin fan to buy this but although it gives you all the adventures at a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kloklo
Brushing up on my French with the alternate language option!Published on 5 Aug. 2014 by Eddy Schudel
this box set is very good if you like tintin the book and the Dvd are just the same. same story but in cartton formPublished on 19 Jan. 2014 by robin the bobin
This was my very first purchase on Amazon and it is the 75th Anniversary Special Edition! It has all 21 of Tintin's adventures - the complete set of books sown on the back of all... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by Tahir Usman