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Belvision: Queries about DVD & VHS versions?

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#61 · Posted: 12 Oct 2016 16:29 · Edited by: Moderator
I have many official ex-BBC film prints of the original Tintin episodes, purchased from the BBC, who were actually in the process throwing them out after their last screening in 1984, as the repeat rights had expired.

These are the official prints, purchased by the BBC in the 1960s, with English titles (not the French ones) and with the American voice soundtrack as broadcast by BBC up until 1984.

I purchased three complete Belvision serials from the BBC film sales office in 1984, but the other series - Objective: Moon, The Calculus Case and The Black Island - had already been destroyed by the BBC.

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#62 · Posted: 10 Mar 2019 00:32 · Edited by: snowybella
I believe that there were 2 other older seasons broadcast in black and white, based on Broken Ear and King Ottokar's Sceptre?

Three years on, I've come to confirm that these are different to the other black-and-white serials such as the original Black Island (though these specific ones have already been mentioned):

Broken Ear: cut-out animation form; I've only seen the first episode (11 in total), but I think the reat is probably lost, or else Tintin.com would have a feature on it (unless somebody has a set of VHS tapes - camera with Hi-Fi television and all - of it...).

From what I gather it was only in French...

Silent movie, featuring a symphony orchestra. Produced in 1957. Possibly once broadcast in English.

King Ottokar's Sceptre: cut-out animation form; all episodes still exist, or at least a few of the tapes. Silent movie, featuring a symphony orchestra. Written, produced, discovered (by this I mean the specific reel from where I saw the screenshots of it) or animated by Karel Van Millegham and Anne-Marie Ullmann (can somebody help me on this?). Broadcast on the BBC in 1959.

They both use frames lifted from the books (and had Herge draw a few extras), and are termed as being part of Season 1 of the Belvision set.

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