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British cinemas boycott Alice In Wonderland

india Updated: Feb 17, 2010 14:27 IST

Anne HathawayBritish cinemas have boycotted director Tim Burton's new film Alice In Wonderland over a dispute regarding the film's DVD launch.

Producer Disney wants to cut the gap between the theatrical opening of the Johnny Depp starrer and the DVD release to just three months instead of the standard 17 weeks.

The decision had already sparked outrage in Holland and now UK cinema bosses at Odeon, Vue and Cineworld have joined the protest insisting that the 3D film should be given the standard gap before it is made available for home viewing, Contactmusic reported.

The move could mean quite a loss for the producers as Odeon, Vue and Cineworld account for 60 per cent of British cinema screens, and more than 90 per cent of 3D screens.

The film, which is an extension of the Lewis Carroll novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, also stars Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway and is set to hit theatres on March 10.