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Feature 9.0
Video 7.0*
Audio 8.0
Special Features 2.0*
Total 6.5
Distributor: AV Channel
Running Time:
100 minutes
Classification:
 G
Reviewer:
Felix Staica

6.5


The Adventures of Tintin

If you grew up by reading Hergé’s classic comic books, the drawing style and characters that are so instantly recognisable will be familiar to you. That is why it is such a huge relief to find that in this DVD edition of 1990’s cartoon by French-Canadian director Stéphane Bernasconi. The look and feel is spot-on, and the voices they provide in English are exactly how you’d imagine them to speak. This is thoroughly enjoyable stuff. 

I only had the first disc and so only the first four episodes: “Tintin in America”, “Cigars of the Pharoah”, “The Blue Lotus” and “Tintin and the Broken Ear”. Each one is about 42 minutes long, and each makes a harrowing adventure combined with a sweet trip down memory lane. 

For anyone out there not familiar with the world of Tintin, all I can say is that it’s a comic book series that spanned the best part of the 20th century. The first one that I know of was actually in black and white and Tintin, the young Belgian reporter, heads off to Soviet Russia! After that, the books gained colour. His age is mysterious, he is asexual and his best friend is a little dog called Snowy. The other characters are a bumbling Professor Calculus, old sea captain plus two English bobbies who are twins—The Thompson twins! The stories all involve some sort of criminal mystery in a far-off, exotic land, which Tintin eventually solves. 

*As far as extras go, there aren’t that many. Just English or French language options plus a ‘comic book chronology’ which merely shows the ordered book covers. *The distributor, Madman, assured me (by printing it on the back of the disc) that the quality of the images is lower than the commercial release. I guess that means that when you come to buy this product, you will be even more impressed by the clarity etc. 

If you have the comics, or have read them, then obviously this is a must. If you haven’t, maybe your approach is to see the cartoon first, then acquire the comics. Either way, it’s highly recommended!  

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