Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wrong Region

When the prime minister of the UK visited recently, our president gave him a set of DVDs of 25 American Movies. But when the PM got home, he got a rude surprise:
The films only worked in DVD players made in North America and the words "wrong region" came up on his screen.
You may wonder why there are "region codes":
The purpose of this is to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and, especially, price, according to the region.
He wanted to watch,
but the gift was a botch.

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