Odeon confirms Alice in Wonderland boycott

The new Disney 3D film will not be shown in Odeon cinemas, the chain has said.
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The news follows reports of a row last week over Disney's proposed plans to bring forward the release of the DVD by a month.

Odeon and UCI cinema group said in a statement: "Odeon/UCI has invested considerable sums of money, especially in the UK, over the past 12 months to install digital projection systems in its cinemas to enable customers to enjoy 3D.

The statement continued: "We have a very full line-up of films to offer audiences over the next few weeks, including two new 3D titles. These will now take priority in our cinemas."

The chain will give priority to other films, including How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of The Titans.

Odeon said the decision applies only in the UK, Ireland and Italy and will be showing the film in its Spanish, German, Portuguese and Austrian cinemas, where Disney has indicated it plans to observe the normal DVD release window.

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