TinTin 75th Anniversary Boxed Set in May
Anchor Bay UK have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Adventures of Tintin - 75th Anniversary Boxed Set for 24th May 2004 with a retail price of £29.99. This new low-priced box set release (previously available exclusively through HMV) features all five separately released volumes comprising of 20 episodes, for which we currently have reviews of the first two volumes online here.
From the PR:
Seventy-five years ago, an unassuming comic character and his faithful fox terrier companion made the first of their soon to be regular appearances in Let Petit Vingtieme, the weekly children's supplement to Brussels-based newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle. Created by the Belgian writer and illustrator Georges Remi (better known to the world at large as Herge, a name he adopted after the French pronunciation of his initials 'R. G.') the comic strip in question gave birth to a legend and one of the most endearing and successful comic characters ever created - TINTIN (and, of course his dog Snowy!).
A year after their debut, the pair appeared in their first comic book, TINTIN, REPORTER, IN THE LAND OF THE SOVIETS, and have since continued to amuse and entertain children and adults alike the world over, having appeared in more than 120 million books, published in 45 languages and 50 countries.
The highly acclaimed TINTIN animated series was produced in 1992 under the careful control of the Herge Foundation (the artist himself passed away in March 1983) to ensure faithful adaptations of the original books were made, particularly with regard to storyline, graphic quality and accuracy, and the overall spirit of the characters. In total, adaptations of 20 of the 23 books were produced with results that speak for themselves.
Starring the eponymous hero, his dog and a support cast including the likes of Captain Haddock, The Thomson Twins and Professor Calculus amongst others, the animated TINTIN is guaranteed to delight longtime Tintin fans at the same time introducing this remarkable character to a whole new audience.
Among the many events taking place throughout the year to celebrate Tintin's 75th Anniversary will be a special exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich running from 31st March until 5th September. Entitled The Adventures of Tintin at Sea, the exhibition will focus on Tintin and Snowy's numerous maritime escapades.
The animated series THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, comprising 10 DVDs will be released as a special commemorative Box Set on 24th May 2004. The Boxed Set includes the episodes: Cigars Of The Pharaoh; The Blue Lotus; Destination Moon; Explorers On The Moon; The Black Island; King Ottakar'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; Flight 714; The Shooting Star; The Secret Of The Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.