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The Adventures Of Tintin - 75th Anniversary [1990] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière, Yves Barsacq
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 31 May 2004
  • Run Time: 840 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001Z5YW8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,841 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

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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The Tintin boxed set is without doubt absoutely fantastic value and very well animated by the traditional process, but if you're looking for the nostalgia of rewatching what you remember from the 70s then you may be left wondering whether it is or isn't the same series. The answer is that it isn't, and has been remade with stories that are more true to the books than the Belvision ones, but I do miss the accents of the characters that I remember as a kid. The Thomsons in particular sound rather loutish compared to their previous "upper class twit" accents of before. Enjoyable nevertheless.
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When I saw this box set in the stores on special, I jumped for joy and excitement. For so long I have been trying to collect all the Tin Tin books and videos. And now here are all the episodes on DVD! My husband and I embarked on watching the DVD set, and I began to take a trip down memeory lane. However, much like the other reviewers mentioned, it did not seem as magical this time around. I remember my brother and I waking up early on Saturday mornings when we were younger and planting ourselves in front of the TV at 7:30am, waiting in anticipation for the next episode of the adventures of Tin-Tin. These DVDs probably capture the essence of the adventures of tin-Tin, but alot of what I can remember, especially regarding characters antics, have been ommitted. I dont know whether that is to keep the episodes shorter, or whether it is due to political correctness. The books, I'd say, probably have a more valid representation of what Hergé had in mind. However, it is a definite must for your DVD set and for those rainy days when you want to sit, veg and watch something besides the reality crap on TV these days. Tin-Tin and his friends are still an absolute favourite of mine, and this DVD set has been a very valuable find!
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Just so no one makes the same mistake I just did, I feel obliged to warn you that these are NOT the Tintin episodes I fondly remember. This is some 90's Canadian remake with awful voice acting. I didn't realise (until now) that the long-lost VHS from my youth that I was hoping to revisit here was of an episode apparently made some time between 1958-63 (The Black Island), ie: the ones that started with the sinister cry of "Herge's Adventures of TINTINNNNN!". From reading some of the other reviews, it would seem some of us have watched this and have consequently doubted our own memories or have just chalked it up to voices being overdubbed. It must be made more clear: No! There are two separate Tintin series'.

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!
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Length: 3:44 Mins
I give you a quick review of the Tintin box set.

Thanks!
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If you want to see the Tintin adventures, it's perfect : not expensive at all, excellent quality, funny, pleasant, something to keep in a DVD collection!
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 !
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As a big TinTin fan and having read a lot of TinTin DVD reviews, I thought I'd clarify some of the confusion over what's what!

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.
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