DVD Encoding Problem Means Judges Can't Watch "Munich"

Publié le par David CASTEL

LONDON (AP) -- Most judges in Britain's equivalent of the Oscars haven't watched Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

That's because distributors mistakenly sent judges DVD's coded to play only on North American machines.

The movie isn't due to open in British theaters until January 27. So, many members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts couldn't see if before today's close of nominations.

The academy has 5,000 eligible members, and 3,500 of them live in Britain. Most of the rest are in the U.S.

The head of the public relations company that represents the British distributor says, "Someone pushed the wrong button."

The movie is based on events after attackers killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

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