Thanks for those- I can’t wait for the UK release.
When is it released there?
I can’t wait! Does anyone know what this going to be rated? I know my older 2 will be able to handle it, but I’m concerned about my 6 year old.
According to IMDB its released March 5th which I believe is the same as the USA? I thought ours would be ages after- really pleased, not long to wait at all.
UK movie chain boycotts ‘Alice’ in DVD disputeBy JILL LAWLESS, AP
5 hours ago
LONDON — British movie theater chain Odeon will not show Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure “Alice in Wonderland” in Britain, Ireland and Italy because of a dispute over the timing of the film’s DVD release, the company said Tuesday.
Odeon objects to Walt Disney Pictures’ decision to leave only 12 weeks between the film’s theatrical and DVD releases in those countries, rather than the usual 17 weeks.
Odeon said it had invested “considerable sums of money” in digital projection equipment to show 3D films, and a shorter window to screen films would undermine its investment.
The company said it feared Disney’s proposals would “inevitably set a new benchmark” and a 12-week gap would become common.
Disney said it wants the shorter window in part to fight piracy, but does not plan to introduce it for every film.
“We have to approach this with some sort of flexibility,” a spokesman said on condition of anonymity in keeping with British corporate policy. “In a digital world, it is increasingly hard to say 17-week windows work in every case in every market in what is a very delicate commercial ecosystem.”
Odeon is one of Europe’s largest cinema chains, with 110 Odeon and UCI-branded theaters in Britain. Its screens in Germany, Austria, Spain and Portugal will show “Alice in Wonderland” because there is a longer gap between theatrical and DVD release.
Other cinema chains in Britain have expressed disquiet about Disney’s move, but so far none has said it will not show the movie.
The Vue chain said Tuesday it would show the movie in its 69 cinemas in Britain and Ireland. The Cineworld chain said last week it had reached a “satisfactory compromise” with Disney and would show “Alice in Wonderland” on more than 150 screens in Britain.
Burton’s 3D movie stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. It has its world premiere in London on Thursday and opens in Britain and the United States on March 5.
I think it is PG… my 7 and 10 year olds say it looks scary…
I just can’t wait to seeeee iiiitttttt!!!
Just don’t know if I can handle a movie in which Johnny Depp isn’t totally hot. Edward Scissorhands was hard for me, and Willy Wonka? Well…
Willy Wonka creeps out!
I can, I can. I love the accent he has in this movie. I am totally stoked to see this one.
I’m going to go see it this afternoon…anyone else?
I am so keen to see this soon, yet it has had poor reviews here sadly. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were on a chat show called Jonathan Ross and they were really very hard work. Neither of them said a great deal, and just seemed very difficult.
Johnny Depp can just sit and say nothing for me however, he can do no wrong in my eyes, but I thought it would be good to share how the movie is being received this side of the pond.
I’m seeing it in a few hours with my sister! I can’t wait, I will report back with what I thought of it!
HollyLynne went to the midnight showing… she loved it
Oh thats good to hear I am sure we will love it too, can’t always trust reviews!!
I saw it at 11:00 this afternoon. It was ok. I was never a fan of the original. Colors were great! I did not see it in 3-D
Baloo and I are going tonight. I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, and I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I’m excited to see it for myself.