The BFI are to release the 1961 live action film Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece on DVD, just days before Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin arrives on the big screen.
The English language film stars Jean-Pierre Talbot’s as Tintin and the larger-than-life Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock and is a colourful, fun-filled adventure set in stunning international locations.
Featuring all of Hergé’s best-loved characters, the film is one of the few adaptations to meet with Tintin creator Hergé’s approval.
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 sets sail with the intrepid Tintin on a journey to collect his strange bounty – but is all as it seems?
Aided by their friends – including the eccentric Professor Calculus, Snowy the dog and the bumbling Thomson and Thompson – Tintin and Haddock are soon confronted with slippery lawyers, ex-pirates and dangerous gangsters in an action- packed adventure set in the exotic locations of Turkey and Greece.
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece also features the talents of 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).
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece is available from October 3rd in the original aspect ratio 1.66:1