Date: 14th February 2003

Serbian TV station broadcast 'bootleg' Lord of the Rings

A Serbian TV station is in trouble after allegedly screening a bootleg version of The Lord Of The Rings: 2 Towers (2002) videoed in a cinema.

Angry fans who tuned in to the poor quality pirate version say their enjoyment was ruined.

TV channel Enigma showed the copy of the film just weeks after its European premiere.

Fan, Ivan Solic, 21, said: "I have been waiting for ages to see this film, and then it turns up on telly.

I was going to take my girlfriend to see it, but she can't be bothered going now."

The TV channel is likely to face legal action from the Association of Film Distributors of Yugoslavia and Yugoslav anti-pirate association.

Source: Press Release