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Tintin Et Moi - Documentary gets stand-alone release?

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jock123
Moderator
#1 · Posted: 24 Jan 2006 16:19 · Edited by: jock123
According to Play.com, the Tintin et Moi documentary gets a stand-alone DVD release from Anchor Bay on 13/03/2006, the same date they list for the three animated movie boxed-set. Even better, if you order the boxed set, they are offering the documentary for free! I suspect that the free offer, which they say is limited, may be them using up stocks of the first run that was done for the Nelvana boxed set.

Anchor Bay have nothing on their site that I can see about this…
Richard
UK Correspondent
#2 · Posted: 24 Jan 2006 19:03
Interesting, I wonder if it'll be the same as the original release or whether any special features are planned. It doesn't surprise me that Anchor Bay haven't got anything on their site about it, they've only just added the titles for the boxed-set of films.

Considering the abundance of copies on eBay I wonder how the stand-alone release will fare on the market?
edcharlesadams
Trivia Challenge Score Keeper
#3 · Posted: 6 Feb 2006 19:06
Still nothing on Anchor Bay's site, but this story is confirmed by www.dvdoutsider.co.uk, which gives a retail price of £16.99 (plus the date wrongly as 2005!). It also suggests that there will not be any extra features, as none have been listed at this point.

Ed
jockosjungle
Member
#4 · Posted: 7 Feb 2006 18:14
To be honest they have already done all the work making the DVD so why not release it as a stand alone?

I still have my preorder at Play, looks like i'll be getting a second copy

Rik
Richard
UK Correspondent
#5 · Posted: 20 Feb 2006 20:23 · Edited by: Richard
Update: The cover art has been revealed for the new release - a different colour scheme to that of the original. Still no news on any special features, though.
Tintinrulz
Member
#6 · Posted: 21 Feb 2006 07:51
While its good that there is going to be a stand-alone release, from a design point of view that cover is hideous! The first one is miles better.
jock123
Moderator
#7 · Posted: 21 Feb 2006 10:21 · Edited by: jock123
Tintinrulz
While its good that there is going to be a stand-alone release, from a design point of view that cover is hideous! The first one is miles better.

Interesting that it provokes such an immediate reaction in you, Tintinrulz! Isn’t it really just the same cover, only a different colour? It doesn’t look to me that the design has changed at all, per se.

To be honest, I wasn’t that taken with the original cover (originally the poster for the film), the layout is sort of haphazard; I would have flipped Hergé so he was looking left, into the cover space, rather than having both Tintin and Hergé apparently looking away to the right. It could be meant to be Hergé turning his back on Tintin, but it just suggests to me that something has caught their attention over to the right…

While I appreciate that the use of white was appropriate to the subject-matter, it was a touch bland, and I think the blue they have chosen is not a bad replacement.
Tintinrulz
Member
#8 · Posted: 21 Feb 2006 12:24
I just think it look too plain now (washed out) or something similar. Too much aqua blue.
Richard
UK Correspondent
#9 · Posted: 21 Feb 2006 14:14 · Edited by: Richard
I'd guess it's a question of commercialism; the red and aqua blue cover is more likely to get noticed in a shop than one of white and pale blue to your average DVD-buyer. Since the limited edition release was given away with the box sets it didn't need to attract the general public. The original cover was arguably a little specialist - the colour scheme tied in with the theme of the film, as you said jock - but perhaps it wasn't the most attention grabbing. Now Anchor Bay simply want to get it noticed in shops.

Artistic integrity has a price - £12.99 delivered at Play.com. ;)
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#10 · Posted: 24 Feb 2006 17:13
I have to admit that I also preferred the first colour scheme. It was, after all, based on the original poster design (which I got to see outside a Cinema when it was shown in Copenhagen, late 2003). The poster was obviously larger and so emphasized better the white space which, as has been stated, was one of the main themes of the film. The red lettering is a bit garish on the blue, although I appreciate they wanted to make it more eye-catching.

And I don't mind the fact that they're both looking to the right. It could be interpreted as Hergé looking in the direction to which Tintin is pointing...

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