Now my Icelandic is rather rusty...
The Icelandic I
did was actually Old Norse - and I wasnâ€™t good at it! There certainly wasnâ€™t any vocabulary for â€œDVD Soundtrackâ€ in Njalâ€™s Saga
perhaps some of these are the Nelvana titles
Iâ€™d be prepared to bet that you will find that all
of these are the Nelvana series - twenty titles, and they seem to match the series: itâ€™s far more likely not
to be the Belvision series, Iâ€™m afraid.
1) if the Icelandic DVD releases of all the Belvision films are still on sale in Iceland?
I think we have still to find anyone other than Muller who has seen the DVDs in question (and there have many similar enquiries to yours over the years), so itâ€™s a bit hard to establish who produced them, catalogue numbers and associated details. If he could be persuaded to provide these, it might be possible to order them through a local retailer; however he has not been around these parts for some time, so it doesnâ€™t seem likely to happen. Sadly that also leaves the possibility open that it was a mistake, a joke or a hoax. When on video, both the Belvision and Nelvana releases tended to use slightly adapted book-cover art, and this can make them difficult to distinguish - it may be that a DVD jacket might also be deceptive.
2) If so - do they still have the "English-language" option?
This would be good, I know, but the point above still stands - weâ€™ve yet to get any concrete details of the release to show what was included.
3) And then if they do - do the end credits yield any clues as to whether these were originally produced in the US or by the BBC in the UK?
As said before, weâ€™ve still to ascertain for sure that the BBC actually had anything to do with the dubbing; that aside, the episodes shown on BBC TV never had English credits (none of their dubbed series did, as I recall), just the Tele-Hachette/ Belvision card with a spoken overdub by the narrator.
So, while I too would welcome any information leading to the Belvision serials getting a new audience on DVD (they were the gateway to my enjoyment of Tintin), I wouldnâ€™t get your hopes up too
Actually, clicking through on the titles from the Icelandic on-line store to the information pages for each story, gives a link from there to IMDB, and that shows the Nelvana series, so that seems to be fairly conclusive.
Still, Iâ€™ve sent the shop an e-mail to see if there is any word on the earlier DVDs (I tried this before, but got no response); if anything develops, Iâ€™ll let you know!