Tintin and the Blue Oranges

Tintin and friends set out to investigate the theft of the newly invented blue orange, whose desert-proof properties promise to bring an end to world hunger.

Professor Calculus’ 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 Zalamandea – is stolen, Tintin, Captain Haddock, Calculus and Snowy the dog make for Spain to investigate. In a riotous adventure – which boasts the influence of Asterix co-creator Rene Goscinny – 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 Castafiore can Tintin save the day?

Jean-Pierre Talbot, a life-long friend of Tintin creator Herge, 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. A must for Tintin and comic book fans.

Special features

  • New and improved subtitles.
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Tintin expert Simon Doyle, Viz artist John Fardell and BFI curator Vic Pratt as well as extracts from actor Jean-Pierre Talbot’s autobiography, J’etais Tintin au Cinema.

Product information

    • Certificate

      U

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      98mins

    • Languages

      French

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.66:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD903

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