Tintin and the Blue Oranges DVD
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Directed by Philippe Condroyer
Produced in 1964
Main Language - French with English subtitles
Professor Calculus’s dreams of ending world hunger are brought one step closer by the creation of a desert-proof orange, deep blue in colour. But it seems he’s not the only one interested in this magnificent scientific discovery. When the strange blue orange – invented by Spanish Professor Zalamea – is stolen Tintin, Captain Haddock, Calculus and Snowy the dog make for Spain to investigate. In a riotous adventure Tintin and friends must overcome violent kidnappers, deadly traps and unscrupulous rich adventurers to rescue the orange and themselves. With help from a gang of enterprising kids and big-hearted opera menace Bianca Castifiore can Tintin save the day?
Jean-Pierre Talbot, who became a life-long friend of Tintin creator Hergé, plays the boy-reporter for the second time in this wonderful live-action adventure and is well-supported by Jean Bouise’s (Le grand bleu) excellent comic performance as the irrepressible Captain Haddock.
Adapted by Asterix creator René Goscinny this lively adventure is another must for Tintin fans.
Length: 96 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 18th October 2010
Cat No: BFIVD903
- New High Definition transfer
- New and improved subtitles
- Illustrated 26-page booklet with newly commissioned essays by Tintin expert Christian Owens, Viz artist John Fardell and BFI Curator Vic Pratt as well as extracts from actor Jean-Pierre Talbot’s autobiography J’étais Tintin au cinéma.