Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece DVD
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Directed by Jean-Jacques Vierne
Produced in 1961
Main Language - French / English with English subtitles
One of the very few adaptations to meet with Tintin creator Hergé’s approval, Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece is a spirited live-action take on his iconic comic creation and features all his best-loved characters. As well as uncanny Tintin-alike Jean-Pierre Talbot’s martial arts skills and the larger-than-life Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock, the film features the talents of other established character actors including Marcel Bozzuffi (The French Connection) and Charles Vanel, famed for having the longest career of any film actor (Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, The Wages of Fear and La Verité and Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief).
A surprise message from Istanbul is about to ruin Captain Haddock’s day. Named as sole beneficiary in the will of his late comrade Paparanic, Haddock and his best friend Tintin, journey to Turkey to claim a strangely disappointing bounty – but is all as it seems? Aided by their friends, the eccentric Professor Calculus and faithful Snowy the dog, Tintin and Haddock set out to solve the mystery of Paparanic’s bequest – a rusty old ship called the Golden Fleece. Along the way they confront slippery lawyers, ex-pirates, dangerous gangsters and the bumbling Thom(p)son detectives in an action-packed journey that takes them from Turkey to Greece.
Length: 98 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 18th October 2010
Cat No: BFIVD902
- New High Definition transfer
- Rare optional English language dub of feature
- New and improved subtitles
- Illustrated 30-page booklet with newly commissioned essays by Tintin expert Simon Doyle and BFI Curator Vic Pratt as well as extracts from actor Jean-Pierre Talbot’s autobiography J’étais Tintin au cinéma.