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Caveat Empor: NOT the Herge's Adventures!
on 13 November 2008
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!