2 Tintin adventures in October
The BFI have announced the UK DVD release of two rarely seen and previously unreleased (in the UK) films starring Hergé's intrepid boy reporter Tintin. Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (Jean-Jacques Vierne, 1961) and Tintin and the Blue Oranges (Philippe Condroyer, 1964) have been remastered to High Definition and are both released on DVD on 18th October 2010.
Shot on location with a flair that makes them look like James Bond films for kids, these live-action adventures will appeal to Tintin fans young and old. Both titles are beautifully packaged, featuring original artwork adapted from original film posters.
Each release contains an illustrated booklet featuring the first ever English translation of extracts from Tintin actor (extraordinary Tintin-alike) Jean-Pierre Talbot's autobiography J'étais Tintin au cinema; fact-filled essays from Tintinologists Simon Doyle and Christian Owens and contributions by Vic Pratt, Curator at the BFI National Archive, and John Fardell, Viz comic artist and children's author.
RRP is £17.99 each. Both films feature the original French language with new and improved English subtitles. Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece also includes a rare optional English language dub of feature. The films are presented in 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen.