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I have the DVD!

I have the 3D Blu-ray disc/Blu-ray disc/ DVD / Digital Copy of the movie! It finally came in the mail! Unfortunately today was a very busy Monday, and I haven’t had a chance to open it yet. But it looks like this and within the next few days, if not tomorrow, a Tintinology DVD movie review should be out.

I’m very excited about this as it will really be the last big post related to Tintin 1. It’s sort of bittersweet really…

Photo source: http://www.amazon.ca/Adventures-Tintin-Blu-ray-Digital-Combo/dp/B00721WDEG




  1. Peter (the 2d fan)

    Hey, it’s me again. I just wanted to let you know that my Easter present was Tom McCarthy’s “Tintin and the secret of literature” – I just finished it and have to say it’s a great book and even I just learned a lot more about Tintin; there are many, many deep observations (sometimes he tends to over-analyze, but he does it in an interesting way and it’s still making sense if you see the broader picture).

    Well, I can only recommend this book. Maybe reading/reviewing books like this and comparing them to the movie’s content would be both an entertaining and an informative occupation during the time you’re waiting for part 2 (of course I don’t expect you’ll do that but it’s at least something that will make you appreciate Herge’s Tintin even more; and frankly, it made the movie look even worse to me and i have like 40 new arguments why the film sucks, but I don’t like to start another flame war now.)

  2. Mike Dutton


    I think you’re safe there. That matter’s old news, so I doubt anyone’s gonna start another argument over it. I think we all agree now that it’s simply the case of “some like it, some don’t”, so there’s nothing really to argue about anyway.

  3. Stephen

    Just realized I didn’t post a Tintin cover. I’ve been super bust this week, I haven’t even had time to watch the film yet on my TV. It’s good to know that, when I soon post a new review of the DVD, we won’t have major debates like last time. I of course intend to show what I liked about it, but I also plan to write a post over what I hope Tintin 2 improves on. Watching the 90 minutes of bonus features (the one thing I found time for) gave me a new respect and love for the film, but of course there is room for improvement. But with Peter Jackson, the avid Tintin fan, directing, I expect Tintinologists will have plenty to be happy about in the next film.

  4. Tintinrulz

    I’ve read excerpts of McCarthy’s book. Some parts made sense, other parts read like Freud’s messed up philosophy – ‘everything is linked to sex’. Castafiore’s emerald is not symbolic of her sexual organs. I love analyzing things but it’s very possible to over-analyze to the point of academic stupidity.

  5. lalunafelis

    I actually prefer “the Metamorphosis of Tintin” over that book. Freud and his way of thinking is so overrated.

    I’d be interested to see what Stephen thinks are the departments where the next movie should improve.

  6. Peter (the 2d fan)

    @lalunafelis: I’d argue that Freud’s importance for psychology can’t be overrated because he’s the father of a science that wasn’t recognized as such for over 2000 years. However, the book was written by McCarthy and rarely mentions Freud (only a few times at the beginning iirc). He’s often referring to Roland Barthes instead (who did the same McCarthy did with Sword-and-Sandal films, counting the sideburns, analyzing the clothing etc, and came to the rather plausible conclusion that they first and foremost depict the contemporary taste, not how things in Ancient Rome actually took place. By doing this, they create a world of its own, according to Barthes.

    With that said, Tintinrulz seems to have misunderstood these passages as well, because both Barthes and McCarthy never claim they know what the works they analyze were intended to be like; e.g. McCarthy says nowhere that Castafiore’s Emerald was intended by Hergé to be a symbol for her clitoris, it’s just fitting perfectly in the system he constructed out of the phenomenons in the albums and Hergé’s biography – it’s simply an entertaining way of interpretation.

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